The Turk Who Loved Apples

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The Turk Who Loved Apples

And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World

By Matt Gross

Da Capo Press, Paperback, 9780306821158, 280pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

While writing his celebrated Frugal Traveler column for the "New York Times," Matt Gross began to feel hemmed in by its focus on what he thought of as traveling on the cheap at all costs. When his editor offered him the opportunity to do something less structured, the Getting Lost series was born, and Gross began a more immersive form of travel that allowed him to lose his way all over the globe from developing-world megalopolises to venerable European capitals, from American sprawl to Asian archipelagos. And that's what the never-before-published material in "The Turk Who Loved Apples" is all about: breaking free of the constraints of modern travel and letting the place itself guide you. It's a variety of travel you ll love to experience vicariously through Matt Gross and maybe even be inspired to try for yourself.

About the Author
Matt Gross has written nearly 200 articles for the "New York Times" Travel section. He lives in Brooklyn.