Tiziano Terzani's A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East PDF

By Tiziano Terzani

“An totally captivating and fascinating go back and forth booklet that gives bright pix of surprising corners of Asia, instructed via a talented raconteur whose eyes have been open wide.” —Los Angeles instances ebook Review

Warned by means of a Hong Kong fortune-teller to not probability flying for a whole 12 months, Tiziano Terzani—a significantly skilled Asia correspondent—took what he known as “the first step into an unknown international. . . . It grew to become out to be essentially the most impressive years i've got ever spent: i used to be marked for dying, and as an alternative i used to be reborn.”

Traveling by way of foot, boat, bus, automobile, and educate, he visited Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Geography extended less than his ft. He consulted soothsayers, sorcerers, and shamans and acquired a lot advice—some clever, a few otherwise—about his destiny. With time to imagine, he discovered to appreciate, appreciate, and worry for older methods of lifestyles and ideology now threatened by way of the crasser types of Western modernity. He rediscovered a spot he were reporting on for many years. And reinvigorated himself within the method.

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Everybody in Saudi Arabia repeated rumors, including the Western expatriates, although the rumors of the latter generally concerned xenophobic attacks on Westerners and, as far as I could tell, served primarily as a way of hazing newcomers. A few days later, Zainab came to my door looking very shaken. "I've just heard the news," she said. " I didn't know what she was talking about, but I was always glad to get out of the apartment and I was very curious. We caught a taxi driven by a white-bearded man who blasted Bedouin music out of the tape deck.

In the morning, I told myself, I would wake up and things would be back to normal. They were not. I was in another country. But I was less exhausted and the sunlight gave me the illusion of normality. I met the other occupants of the guest house, where the recently arrived teachers stayed before being assigned apartments. D. who hadn't been able to get tenure and his British wife, Rachel, a music teacher who was counting on getting rich by giving Saudi kids violin lessons. ) None of us knew where we were supposed to go to sign our contracts or apply for housing, and none of us knew anything about Saudi Arabia except what we had read.

Page 25 4 Veils Beyond Veils Outside the walls of the women's campus was the usual morning chaos. Between fifty and one hundred beeping cars crowded around a single gate, each driver determined that his passenger would be exposed to the outside world for no more than a few feet. The students, veiled head to ankle in identical abayahs, were getting out of their chauffeur-or dad-driven cars to start another day at the college. Once the students arrived inside the walls, flipped up their face veils, and headed for class, removing their abayahs as they walked, a whole new set of rules applied.

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