National Geographic sent us the book 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas for review. 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas is part coffee table book, part travel guide, part inspiration manual. Some books can’t try to do so many things and succeed, but this one does. The tagline of 100 Countries is “Where to Go, When to Go, What [...]
Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet is a new book by Elizabeth Rogers geared at people who want “to live thriftier, healthier, and more effcient lives.”
I like Shift Your Habit because it employs a philosophy similar to that of Go Green Travel Green — living a greener life doesn’t have to expensive or impossible, and anyone can do it. The tips in the book include sections on saving money, saving the planet, and why it’s good for you.
We split a “mixed grill for 2″– an entire grill full of steaks, sausages, blood sausages, intestines, and sweetbreads for about $14 US. Once he had cooked the meat on the large parrilla, the owner brought a small grill table side to keep the food warm…. This meal cost a whopping $36 US. Because this parrilla was so amazing we went back a second time; this time limiting ourselves to a half portion of bife de lomo, a beef empanada and some delicious thin cut french fries.
Partly because my last book review post Eat, Pray, Love Quotes was well received and partly because selfishly I want to have my notes from this book in one place for a reference I pulled together my favorite quotes from In Defense of Food…. But I contend that most of what we’re consuming today is no longer, strickly speaking, food at all, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in frongt of the TV, and increasingly, alone– is not really eating, at least not in the sense that civilization has long understood the term.” “But who knos what else is going on deep in the soul of the carrot.
The main point of The 4-Hour Workweek is to be able to work just enough to live the life you want to lead — for some people that means traveling around the world, for others it means volunteering, and for others it means sitting in a little house in the woods overlooking a peaceful lake…. At the end of Eat, Pray, Love, while getting ready to leave Bali and head back to the states she writes about the expatriate society in Bali: “Everywhere in this town you see the same kind of character–westerners who have been so ill-treated and badly worn by life that they’ve dropped the whole struggle and decided camp out here in Bali indefinitely, where they can live in a gorgeous house for $200 a month, perhaps taking a young Balinese man or woman as a companion, where they can drink before noon without getting any static about it, where they can make a bit of money exporting a bit of furniture for somebody.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert details the author’s journey from New York to Italy, India, and Indonesia. It could be read as a travelogue, detailing experiences in varying cultures. But, what separates Eat, Pray, Love from most travelogues is the intensity with which you as a reader become engrossed in Gilbert’s emotional journey. Gilbert [...]