Alastair Sawday ~ "Travelling Light"
A pioneer in the environmental world, Alastair Sawday has had a remarkably miscellaneous and varied career, which has taken him to the most far-flung corners of the globe: he headed up a VSO programme in Papua New Guinea, ran a disaster relief team in Turkey, and has run a small travel company, conducting walking tours throughout Europe. It was this that inspired him to publish his first travel guide, French Bed & Breakfast, after discovering various 'special' B&Bs and the extraordinary people that run them.
En route on his travels he has unearthed a multitude of stories - stories of people ploughing their own furrows, of travellers' tales, ruminations and reflections about places, people and ideas. In this deeply charming, erudite and spirited book, he shares his experiences and explores the value of travel.
“Alastair Sawday has built a reputation as the go-to guide for special places to stay”- Daily Telegraph
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