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My Shangri-La, My Adventures in Asia by Sally Swope

“My Shangri-La is not only a fascinating and well-written record of a personal pilgrimage to Asia, it is a memoir filled with information about sacred festivals, endangered orangutans, and cultural practices that differ dramatically from our “rituals” in the West. When you finish it, you’ll want to book your ticket as soon as possible.”

Karen Randall, former English Department Chair
Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco

My Shangri-La published in 2014

My Shangri-La, My adventures in Asia, is a collection of stories about Sally Swope’s travels in Asia. She writes about the Hungry Ghosts festival in Bali, the Great Mother festival in India, the two thousand temples in Pagan, Myanmar, and the primitive Dani tribe in Irian Jaya. She chose each destination for a reason and she invites you to experience the Asia she saw many years ago. You can visit the same places today that Sally wrote about and shows in her photos.

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Sally S.

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