Travel memoir author Robert Fear shares some of the entries in the travel writing competition.
Do you have a travel story to share?
Are you an aspiring travel writer?
We would love to read your story so why not enter this competition being run by Rukia Publishing travel memoir author Robert Fear?
There are great prizes available and the chance to showcase your writing here at Rukia Publishing.
Visit fd81.net for details and to enter.
The competition will close on July 31st 2015 and an overall winner will be announced on August 10th 2015. They will receive a £100/$150 Amazon gift card along with a signed copy of the paperback version of the diary.
Good Luck and be sure to share the news of this great competition because we all have and love travel stories!
Here are some of the entries, follow the links to read the whole story.
Big Ben and the Marco Polo brigade by Frank Kusy
It was while sampling a delicious martabak sayur (vegetable spring roll) from a street cart warung in Bukittingi that I bumped into my old friend Steve from the Trailfinders tour.
‘You look shattered, Frank,’ he said with his familiar grin. ‘Are you still burning the candle at both ends, “going off the beaten track”?’
Crazy Times in Pinochet's Chile by Richard Klein
The highlight of the vacation was skiing in Farellones, one of Chile’s oldest winter-sports resorts. To get there, we took a rickety, old bus that barely managed to haul itself along the steep, winding curves of the cordillera. Although the view was magnificent, the road bordered unprotected precipices that didn’t seem to concern anyone else but me.
Throne Sitting Around the World by Susan Joyce
“The Thinker” (Le Penseur) by the French artist Auguste Rodin is a sculpture of a nude male figure sitting on a stone pedestal philosophizing. I have always liked the sculpture and think of it often when sitting on a comfortable toilet seat philosophizing. Perhaps it was inspired by Rodin while sitting and thinking on his own comfortable toilet seat. Perhaps not.