Jo Carroll

Biography

JO CARROLL decided that thirty years working with traumatised children is long enough. Besides, if she left it much longer she would be too creaky to fulfil her adolescent dream of travelling round the world. So, armed with little more than general ignorance, a diary, and insatiable curiosity, off she went. A grown-up gap year. Except she didn’t always feel like a grown-up.

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Books

Frogs and Frigate Birds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,470. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Three years ago, during a chance encounter in Cuba, I was asked why I'd never been to Ecuador. I mumbled, for I could think of no good reason. And so thought I'd better find out more for myself. But I had no idea what an astonishing country it is, with its mountains and beaches and Inca treasures. And poisonous frogs!
After the Earthquake
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,910. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(5.00)
Was it really such a good idea, going back to Nepal so soon after the earthquake. But the second she arrived JO CARROLL knew that, more than anything, Nepal needed visitors to remind the world what a wonderful country this is. And then she met a crocodile ...
Vultures Overhead: Over the Hill in Cuba.
Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 27,070. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(5.00)
It’s time for JO CARROLL to pack her rucksack again, and this time she’s heading west, to Cuba, to search behind the salsa, the crumbling facades and the old cars to try to discover how Cuba makes sense of herself.
Bombs and Butterflies: Over the Hill in Laos
Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 32,260. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Jo Carroll knew too little about Laos when she stepped off the long boat in Huay Xai. Did you know that Laos is the most bombed country in the world? She didn't. Yet the sight of a flock of butterflies, rising again and again to flutter at sunset, reflect the courage of Laos and her people as they pick themselves up and dares to share their secrets.
Hidden Tiger Raging Mountain: Over the Hill in Nepal
Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Jo Carroll decided it was time to pack her rucksack and get back to the mountains. Little things like a pension and bus pass were not enough to put her off. Besides, after her gap year, she knew all about travelling now. But Nepal had other ideas. Storms raged in the mountains; strikes made transport impossible. And then there was the tiger …
Over the Hill and Far Away - One Grown-Up Gap Year
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 76,560. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
There must be something between the retirement party and buying a zimmer frame. JO CARROLL decided this was the time to revive teenage dreams and go round the world. So she packed her rucksack, a round-the-world ticket, and a notebook. Not prepared for being lost in Australia, a man wanting to marry her in India, leeches in Malaysia. Nor the drama that finally drove her home.

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