Courage and vulnerability are intertwined in this once-in-a-lifetime journey. To undertake such a trip alone, push the self beyond the comfort zone, and venture into unfamiliar territories without any specific time limits or set goals is, without a doubt, a test of true strength. Feelings, mistakes, "acts of stupidity," and constant mind chatter are laid bare in the writing. Mix in the joy and delights of exploring new places, learning about other areas, the excitement of discovery and this book has a little bit of everything.
Too Cold for Alligators combines personal journey, photographs, stories, and historical facts.
Words and phrases that stand out about the experience include:
"Incredible, magical, awesome!"
"Being scared and excited at the same time."
"Experiencing 'OH, my GOD!' moments."
"Seeing things for which there were no words."