Travelling With Maria: Embracing Life Fred Schäfer

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Travelling With Maria: Embracing Life  by  Fred Schäfer

Travelling With Maria: Embracing Life by Fred Schäfer
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After the publication of The Short and Wonderful Life of Henry Hemingway – Fred’s wildly humorous and hard-hitting memoir of his years in Berlin, the USA and Canada – he surprises his readers with an enchanting and tender travel and love story aboutMoreAfter the publication of The Short and Wonderful Life of Henry Hemingway – Fred’s wildly humorous and hard-hitting memoir of his years in Berlin, the USA and Canada – he surprises his readers with an enchanting and tender travel and love story about a two year journey through India, Sri Lanka and Australia.

Travelling with Maria is an entertaining book, a page turner, full of amazing events like running away from wild elephants, meeting a goddess in a Hindu temple, lunchtime striptease shows and a lot, lot more. Ultimately it is a book about how to embrace life.Table of ContentsTravelling with Maria: Embracing LifePart 1: First time in IndiaCrazy things like running away from elephantsHow life in the jungle taught me two lessonsIntroducing the travellersFirst contacts with India’s wildlifeAs if the bell had rung and the stock market closedAs the Minolta clicked for the third time…About friendship, trust and honestyHow do you forgive yourself?How Maria shook the foundations of my worldA quick meeting with a goddessHow I was made a hero for the price of ten rupees and a few paiseA discussion, yet to be finishedAbout death and how this time we got it rightPart 2: Sri LankaLet’s have a look at Buddha’s toothA biscuit tin in RameswaramHow we survived gigantic cockroaches, bloodsucking insects and rats the size of little dogs in a hotel in ColomboA delicious fish and true beautyHow an old Buddhist monk caused turmoil in my mindHow I discovered another side of myselfHow we discovered the real thing at the end of a hard tourist dayPart 3: Back in IndiaIf Medhananda had waited only a few more minutesEverything went smoothly and drove me nutsNo sex and no answersHow I nearly figured out how to bring two mosquitos back from the deadOverloaded and time to leaveSome of us are close to the SunPart 4: PerthThe first miracleWhy Perth?How to get a job in AustraliaAbout tools and unfulfilled dreamsHow I discovered that Australia was not the conservative country it was meant to beThe difference between Maria’s work and my workAbout Australian politics and an amazing election nightReplacedThoughts about HemingwayHow Maria and I discovered the true meaning of fish and chipsThings that really matter in lifeWhen life was perfect and money didn’t matterHard to sayPart 5: Across AustraliaPeople do it all the timeOn the roadA word with many meaningsLooking for GeorgePerfect peace and happiness on the Nullarbor PlainHow I fetched the wrong water three times in a rowOld people, wise people and a recipe for a happy lifeSorry, our mistakeSorry, another mistakeA man with a slightly damaged brainHow a collection of beautiful shells can become a serious obstacle in a relationshipHow to catch a crayfish at the bottom of the ocean, in total darkness and surrounded by sharksWho would have thought that guts can taste so heavenlyForty five minutes can be a very long timeToo muchA travel agent who knew exactly what had to be done and did itA thank you to a great man and a great Australian



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