The Turk Who Loved Apples
and Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World
by Matt Gross
A celebration of independent travel, Matt Gross' The Turk Who Loved Apples collects
never-before-published essays spanning his many journeys. Throughout, Gross invites readers
into the wild adventures and somber realities of a life in
motion, taking us from Third World countries to rich European ports. Along the way, we encounter
an array of memorable characters-a Cambodian prostitute whom Gross befriends in Phnom Phen; a
barefoot French millionaire taking a ferry from Dover to Calais.
A paean to unplanned moments that "happened so naturally and beautifully they overshadowed the
quotidian parts of the trip," The Turk Who Loved Apples delineates the difference between a
tourist and a traveler, and reminds us that an open mind to new people and strange places is the
best means of breaking free from the constraints of modern travel and, perhaps, modern life.
|The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the
Matt Gross, Author
Da Capo Press (April 23, 2013)
About the Author:
Matt Gross has written nearly 200 articles for the New York Times Travel section, including his
columns "Frugal Traveler" and "Getting Lost." The editor of BonAppetit.com, he lives in Brooklyn
with his wife and daughter. Photo credit: Tracy Sham.