Travel Fiction

Book Response: The Beauty of Humanity Movement

A couple of years ago, I heard Camilla Gibb read from her book The Beauty of Humanity Movement. What captivated me about her story was her personal introduction. She based the story off her own visit to Vietnam and the particular pho seller that she visited on the street for many of the days that she was there.

There’s something about the repetition of visiting a place again and again, or eating the same soup over and over again that I feel represents as close as a visitor will ever get to knowing what a place is like.