With Good morning Diego García: A journey of discovery (Travel – Book 2) , the talented author Susan Joyce recounts her additional memories, which began in The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Travel – Volume 1) . The result is a fascinating book, which combines the genres of memories and travel books, recounting the author's subsequent adventures, when she and her husband, Charles, are invited by friends to travel on a yacht they are entering. To his maiden. travel, and travel to many exotic places. As in the first book, the author undergoes an internal journey of self-discovery, as well as experiencing the journey of his life, places that many people only dream of seeing.
Good morning Diego Garcia It begins with the narrator and Charles back in Ojai, California, after having spent a tumultuous time in Cyprus, experiencing the 1974 coup d'etat and the war there. The couple is settling in a house they have rented, with Charles waiting for his old job to call him back and let him know there is work available for him. They don't seem to be very worried about financial matters, since Charles has money saved in at least a couple of bank accounts so they can survive.
A transcendental letter arrives by mail, which changes the life of the narrator and her husband forever. The letter is from his friends, Mia and Dylan, who are currently in Taiwan. His friends are also friends of a Swedish millionaire, who owns several yachts and has bought a new one. The Swedish millionaire always has the yachts interrupted on his maiden voyages before traveling on them, and Mia and Dylan invite the narrator and Charles on the trip, to "help crew the yacht from Trincormalee, Sri Lanka to the Seychelles. Ocean, and north through the Suez Canal. "
They made plans to meet with Dylan and Mia in the port city of Trincomalee on the east coast of Sri Lanka. The name of the yacht they were traveling on was ZoZo.
Just to get to where the narrator and Charles finally met Dylan and Mia was an adventure in itself. They travel to Mumbai, where Charles gets some hashish, and they stay in beautiful 5-star hotels, while they see the great disparity between rich and poor in Mumbai and India, when they have a hotel located near the Taj Mahal. .
The narrator points out in several places in Good Morning Diego García that he was keeping a diary of his travels. She must have been thorough since the descriptions of the people they know and the sights they see are beautifully described, which makes the narrator's adventures very real to the readers of her books.
Although the narrator and her husband had never manned a yacht before, at first they are delighted with the possibility of traveling on a yacht to various destinations around the Indian Ocean. However, they discover that the trip will take place during the monsoon season, and their trip will not be as pleasant as they had planned.
Along with her travels, the narrator recounts her fascination with Edgar Cayce's books and the importance of dreams for him and herself. He also asks philosophical questions, sometimes, for example, wondering why cows in India are considered sacred, but not human.
That's all before they even meet Dylan and Mia, and begin a journey that will take them to destinations such as the Seychelles and Diego Garcia Island, a volcanic atoll in the Indian Ocean that is the largest of the 60 small islands that they understand the Chagos archipelago, before they finally return to India and then head to Brussels, Belguim, in 1976.
Good morning Diego García: A journey of discovery (Travel – Book 2), It is an extremely well written story about the narrator's trips to exotic places, as well as being a story of his emotional and spiritual growth as a person. It is a must read for anyone who loves to read captivating and fascinating travel memories, and especially for fans of the first book by the author of the series, The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Travel – Volume 1).