Transcendent and Engrossing Travel Memoir

With Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery (Journeys – Book 2), proficient writer Susan Joyce relates her additional memoirs, which she started in The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys – Volume 1). The result’s a captivating guide, combining the genres of memoirs and journey books, relating the writer’s additional adventures, when she and her husband, Charles, are invited by buddies to journey in a yacht they’re breaking in on its maiden voyage, and they journey to many unique places. Like within the first guide, the writer undergoes an inner journey of self-discovery in addition to experiencing the journey of a lifetime locations many individuals solely dream of seeing.

Good Morning Diego Garcia begins with the narrator and Charles again in Ojai, California, after having spent a tumultuous time in Cyprus, residing by means of the 1974 coup and warfare there. The couple are settling right into a home they’ve rented, with Charles ready on his previous job to name him again and let him know work is obtainable for him. They don’t appear to be frightened about monetary issues very a lot, as Charles has cash socked away in at the very least a few financial institution accounts for them to get by on.

A momentous letter arrives within the mail, that adjustments the lives of the narrator and her husband endlessly. The letter is from buddies of theirs, Mia and Dylan, who’re at present in Taiwan. Their buddies are additionally the buddies of a Swedish millionaire, who owns a number of yachts, and has bought a brand new one. The Swedish millionaire at all times has the yachts damaged in on their maiden voyages earlier than he travels on them, and Mia and Dylan invite the narrator and Charles on the voyage, to “assist crew the yacht from Trincormalee, Sri Lanka to the Seychelles. All the best way throughout the Indian Ocean, and on north by means of the Suez Canal.”

They made plans to satisfy up with Dylan and Mia on the port metropolis of Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The identify of the yacht they traveled on was ZoZo.

Just to get to the place the narrator and Charles ultimately met up with Dylan and Mia was an journey, in itself. They journey to Bombay, the place Charles scores some cannabis, and they get to remain in stunning 5-star inns, whereas they see the nice disparity between the wealthy and the poor in Bombay and India, once they have a lodge positioned close to the Taj Mahal.

The narrator notes in a number of locations in Good Morning Diego Garcia that she was preserving a journal of her travels. She should have been thorough because the descriptions of the folks they meet and the sights that they see are splendidly described, making the narrator’s adventures turn out to be very actual for readers of her books.

Though the narrator and her husband have by no means crewed a yacht earlier than, they’re thrilled, at first, concerning the prospect of touring on a yacht to numerous locations across the Indian Ocean. However, they uncover that the voyage shall be occurring in the course of the monsoon season, and their journey won’t be fairly as nice as they’d anticipated it might be.

Along with their journeys, the narrator recounts her fascination with the books of Edgar Cayce, and the significance of desires to him and to herself. She additionally asks philosophical questions, at instances, as an illustration, questioning why cows in India are thought of to be sacred, however not people.

That’s all earlier than they even meet up with Dylan and Mia, and begin on a journey that may take them the locations just like the Seychelles and the island Diego Garcia, a volcanic atoll within the Indian Ocean that’s the largest of the 60 small islands comprising the Chagos Archipelago, earlier than they return ultimately to India and then head on to Brussels, Belguim, in 1976.

Good Morning Diego Garcia: A Journey of Discovery (Journeys – Book 2), is a particularly well- written account concerning the narrator’s travels to unique locales, in addition to being a narrative of her emotional and religious progress as an individual. It is a Must Read for anybody who loves studying fascinating and engrossing journey memoirs, and particularly for followers of the writer’s first guide within the collection, The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Journeys – Volume 1).

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