The Waiting Land: A Spell in Nepal

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The intrepid traveler’s stories from Nepal.

Having settled in a village in the Pokhara Valley to work at a Tibetan refugee camp, Dervla Murphy makes her home in a tiny, vermin-infested room over a stall in the bazaar. In diary form, she describes her various journeys by air, by bicycle, and on foot into the remote and mountainous Lantang region on the border of Tibet. Murphy's charm and sensitivity as a writer and traveler reveal not only the vitality of an age-old civilization facing the challenge of Westernization, but the wonder and excitement of her own remarkable adventures. First published in 1967, The Waiting Land was a difficult book for Dervla. As she said herself: “It was a light-hearted account of an experience that had not been light-hearted.”

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Dervla Murphy has written more than twenty books recounting her adventures all over the world on foot, mule, bicycle, and just about every other conveyance imaginable. Her books Full Tilt, Eight Feet in the Andes, The Waiting Land, Muddling Through in Madagascar, On a Shoestring to Coorg, Cameroon with Egbert, Transylvannia and Beyond, The Ukimwi Road, and South from the Limpopo are available from The Overlook Press.

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Book Description Transatlantic Arts, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, 216 pages. (In 1965 Irish born traveller Dervla Murphy sets off to Nepal to work as a volunteer with the Tibetan refugees. Having previously worked in Dharamsala, India with the newly exiled community, which had by this time found it's feet & in her opinion was no longer in need of another Western volunteer, Dervla's interest now lay in neighbouring Nepal which was still struggling with the influx of refugees.Written in the form of a diary, Murphy recounts the months that she spent in the 'waiting land'. Sharing her lodgings with rats & an extensive range of insects, her no nonsense attitude & the equanimity with which she views each situation makes interesting reading. Even Miss Murphy cannot understand why the Tibetans made such a fuss over 'a few leeches' whilst trekking. Many westerners would find her experiences unacceptable, especially waiting days for a delayed flight & the hilarious but potentially dangerous airport at Pokhora where children play, animals graze & dogs fight on the runway until an aeroplane approaches & a whistle is blown to clear the way. As of yet, she declares that miraculously there has been no fatalities.Although Miss Murphy believes that the Tibetans are probably one of the dirtiest races, her admiration for their spirit, wonderful humour & compassion shines through. After a heavy monsoon, the refugee camp was completely flooded. The scene, she said could have been extrememly depressing, except that the Tibetans thought it was the funniest thing that had ever happened to them.A brilliant insight into Nepal, the Nepalese & the Tibetans). book. Bookseller Inventory # 2464

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