I really enjoyed this one. Gilman did a fabulous job narrating.
Susan and her friend Claire are new graduates from Brown University and since they crave adventure, they decide to take off for a year long trip around the world. They start in Hong Kong with the mission to explore China. The year is 1986 and China is only newly open for tourism.
Claire has to pump up and support Susan at the very beginning who is unprepared for the homesickness and strangeness of what they’ve gotten themselves into but by the end, it is Susan who rescues and supports Claire.
Truthfully, a lot of the story reinforces my faith in humanity. There are good people OUT THERE.
If you like books about crazy travel adventures, you can’t miss this one.