Focus on Asian Art Books
I seem to turn more and more to adventure, travel and explorer books- for the body, the mind and the soul.
by Caroline Moorehead
THE SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA, A JOURNEY IN THE HADHRAMAUT
by Freya Stark with introduction by Jane Fletcher
The two books by and about Freya Stark born in Paris 1893 I am reading again. Freya Stark fearlessly traveled alone to Persia, Iraq, sailed down the Red Sea following the ancient frankincense trail, and followed in the steps of Alexander the Great. She was an explorer, a historian, an archeologist and a writer in between working in places like Baghdad and sleeping in the tents of Bedouins. She was made Dame of the British Empire in 1972.
Where should we go next?