We stepped through waist-high leaves, climbed through twisted vines and followed Karl into an envelope of noises . We were let off at a group of dilapidated cabins by a truck driver who gave no assurance he would return . Karl threw some Indonesian words at him then turned to us "He'll be back. If he remembers."-A Frog in my BackpackTired of short vacations, Janet and John quit their jobs, shouldered backpacks and decided to explore beyond the edges of their American map. The outcome of their adventure is A Frog in My Backpack, a vivid, humorous voyage to foreign lands, living with what they could carry, conquering fear of the unknown.Over five continents, they met with adventure: Descending to an underground cathedral of salt, following a postcard to a mountain of gods, hiking the Himalayas. They met the locals: The Turkish boy who pantomimed a rifle and proclaimed, "Danger for your life!" and Abdul who whispered, "Want a bugging device? I have to get rid of it."Whether recounting a camel roundup or an Arctic trek Janet, in her down-to-earth writing style, delivers an engrossing travelogue.
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February 01, 2012
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