How 20 Women From 16 Countries Came To Live In Portugal
What compels someone to leave their country of origin, which is the story before their departure? What happens to them on their journey to the new place, which is the story of getting from one place to another? And what causes them to finally land somewhere and decide to stay, if not for the rest of their lives, then for an extended period? Women Who Walk: How 20 Women from 16 Countries Came to Live in Portugal is a collection of 20 interviews with a diverse group of expatriate women. Their personal narratives tell tales of world travel and cultural immersion as a form of higher education, a vehicle for personal growth and expanded awareness of self and others, and an instrument for greater understanding and appreciation of the differences that today too often separate us. Readers will find these shared experiences, communicated honestly and openly, sometimes with humor, sometimes through tears of loss, courageous, uplifting, poignant and inspirational, a reassuring reflection of their own life journey.
Check out the sequel, The Winding Road to Portugal.
LoveReading Reviewers Panel on LoveReading wrote:
Together their stories constitute a fascinating chorus of experiences.
Virginia Walker on Amazon wrote:
If you want some ideas about how you could live your life differently, there are plenty here. Warning – these women will make you wonder what you have been doing with your life!
Highly recommended, makes you start dreaming though!
They give you a sense of culture and tradition as the women come from all over the world.
You are only free when you realise you belong to no place- you belong to any place" Maya Angelou 's words ring in the ears of the women whose stories are told in this book.
A wonderful book which I am sure I will return to again and again.
I literally gobbled this book up, waking each morning with the promise of a new adventure. As an American who has moved both to different states, as well as to different countries, I can relate to both the excitement and the challenges inherent in these women’s stories.
This book is not only for people who desire to live another life, but for people who want to feel inspired by those “blueprint breakers” who make it happen. Regardless of whether you move or not, this book will fill you with the power of possibility!