Travels in the Land of Hunger

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Lulu.com, 11 nov. 2019 - 482 páginas
In the spring of 2004 - after living in Tokyo, Japan for over three years pursuing a career as a freelance musician - science fiction and fantasy author Domenico Italo Composto-Hart set off on a half-year backpacking journey through the lands of East and Southeast Asia, Siberia, Central Russia, the Baltic states, the Nordic countries, and Eastern and Western Europe. Traveling by foot, bus, train, and boat - and seeing the world through the analytical lens of anthropology, archaeology, and economics - Domenico documents, researches, and deciphers the developing nations he encounters as they rise through the turbulence of unregulated Western capitalism and globalization.Travels in the Land of Hunger is the author's reflective account of the dark, long-lasting impact of Western colonialism and imperialism, the Vietnam War, the Khmer Rouge regime, the 1997 Asian financial crisis, and the sex tourism and sex trafficking industries in Southeast and East Asia. It is also a narrative of finding exotic beauty, inspiration, inner strength, and unexpected love.
 

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I enjoyed reading this book immensely. Domenico touched on my favorite travel subjects: history, architecture, culture, and political economics. The writing flowed and was humorous at times, and at other times real and sensitive to the cruel acts committed during the 20th century in the Asian nations he visited. I just wished it had never ended! I wanted another 200 pages-maybe he'll fill in more of his travels in Europe in a second volume : ) I know it will inspire others to journey and seek adventure. If more people traveled like Domenico and grew from their experiences, there would be greater understanding and compassion in the world.  

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Myanmar Burma Bangkok Thailand
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Domenico Italo Composto-Hart is the author of Dark Legacy: Book I - Trinity of The Legacy Cycle series and Travels in the Land of Hunger. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Boston University and lived in Tokyo, Japan for over three years pursuing a career as a freelance musician. He currently teaches economics for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at an international high school. He lives with his wife and sons in Barcelona, Spain.

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