Kitten Heels in Kathmandu, Adventures of a Female Vagabond by Mary Bartnikowski
Approx. 70,390 words.
Published on February 12, 2012.
Mary, newly minted as a lone warrior after raising her son, sells everything she owns, breaks free of the USA and takes us on a water slide ride photographing the Dalai Lama in India to riding elephants bareback in Nepal. Across 27 countries by train, boat, bus, motorbike, and rickshaw she discovers that courage takes practice and wanderlust costs less than it does to stay home working.