I loved this book! The action starts straight away with a disastrous TEFL experience in Indonesia, leading to Sharon's arrest and threat of a long prison sentence. She then goes on to write about other adventures, from facing down predators in the Serengeti to surviving earthquakes near Mount Everest. This is a book about travel without the gloss - there will be altitude sickness, giant nettles and awkward 'lost in translation' moments - but Sharon writes about it all with humour, candidness and warmth.
The author's personal voice shines through throughout the book and her observations are witty, often laugh-out-loud, and give a different take on the usual travel guide content.
Overall a highly enjoyable read that leaves you wanting more.