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Biographical Info:

Jeff Greenwald, the award-winning author of "Shopping for Buddhas", just published "Scratching the Surface" - an anthology of his best short travel writing from 1979 to 2000.

Jeff is the Founder of Ethical Traveler.

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Strange Travel Suggestions

A Travel Monologue by Jeff Greenwald

Appearing at The Marsh, San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street (near 22nd Street)

Wednesday Evenings, April 14th - May 26th, 2004, 8 p.m.

Tickets: Sliding scale, $15-22: ("Treasures" show on 5/12 is $25-$50)

Reservations: 415-826-5750 or visit www.themarsh.org

Synopsis:

"STRANGE TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS," Kurt Vonnegut Jr. once wrote, "are dancing lessons from God." Indeed, it's those sudden inspirations and unpredictable encounters that make world travel so wild and illuminating. Oakland writer Jeff Greenwald ? author of Shopping for Buddhas and The Size of the World -- brings the hand of destiny into this breakthrough show: an improvised monologue inspired by the vagaries of wanderlust. Audience members step on to the stage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. Round and 'round it spins, and where it stops, our story begins....

"Looking for global intrigue, great laughs, and high drama? Go traveling with Jeff Greenwald and you'll find it all -- on one stage."

-- Wes "Scoop" Nisker

"Hilarious, Spontaneous, Gregarious! Don't Miss it!!

-- Stephen Kent, Producer of "Music of the World" on KPFA

"I love this show! Jeff Greenwald could take a trip to Costco to buy socks, and I'd want to hear the story. Seventeen thumbs up!?

-- Mary Roach, author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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Links of interest:

Jeff Greenwalds' Acre of Cyberspace

Jeff Greenwald's Recent Contributions

The author grins with satisfaction after seeing his first Cat Ba Langur.

Valley of the Langurs

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

* * * CAT BA ISLAND, VIETNAM - "There are no guarantees," says Rosie. "That you will see even one langur the whole time you are on Cat Ba Island." Sure, I nod. I understand. I get it - but I don't get...

Destinations: Cat Ba Island | Vietnam
Topics: Animals | Ecotourism
Cat Ba - view of the main commercial harbor of Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

29 March 2006, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam What's an endangered monkey worth? If it's a Golden-Maned Langur - found only on Cat Ba Island, off the coast of North Vietnam, a few hours' drive from Hanoi -...

Destinations: Cat Ba Island | Vietnam
Topics: Animals | Ecotourism

Dispatches from Sri Lanka

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Dispatch 7: Tea with the Tigers 22 January 2005 SAMBOOR, SRI LANKA -The pace of work has been relentless. Don't know if it's because I'm inspired, or because I was starved for inspiration for so long,...

Destinations: Sri Lanka | Colombo
Topics: People

Dispatches from Sri Lanka

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Dispatch 6: A Journey Through the East 19 January 2005 TRINCOMALEE - Two weeks in Sri Lanka. Nearly all of what I've written, even in my journal, has been for publication. Haven't had any time to...

Destinations: Sri Lanka | Colombo
Topics: People

Dispatches from Sri Lanka

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Dispatch 5: Toy Story 2 15 January 2005 To a lot of people, the image of relief agencies in developing countries is the image of giant Toyota Land Cruisers, churning down a dirt road with the windows...

Destinations: Sri Lanka | Colombo
Topics: People
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