'Utterly engaging.' - Sunday Times
From her first life-changing solo trip to Australia as a young graduate, Rosita Boland was enthralled by travel. In the last thirty years she has visited some of the most remote parts of the globe carrying little more than a battered rucksack and a diary.
Documenting nine journeys from nine different moments in her life, Elsewhere reveals how exploring the world – and those we meet along the way – can dramatically shape the course of a person’s life. From death-defying bus journeys through Pakistan to witnessing the majestic icescapes of Antarctica to putting herself back together in Bali, Rosita experiences moments of profound joy and endures deep personal loss.
In a series of jaw-dropping, illuminating and sometimes heart-breaking essays, Elsewhere is a book that celebrates the life well-travelled in all its messy and wondrous glory.
Beautiful. A rucksack of memory gems that left my heart sore and full of wanderlust.
Elsewhere is the perfect title for a travel book that is about more than just destinations. It’s about location and dislocation. And it is the sense of being away from the mundane world that makes the book special.
Beautifully authentic writing, full of humanity and gumption
Outstanding … this is without a doubt my book of the year. Exquisite, courageous, captivating
Documenting nine journeys from nine different moments in her life, Elsewhere reveals how exploring the world – and those we meet along the way – can dramatically shape the course of a person’s life. In this extract, Rosita recounts a death-defying bus journey through Pakistan.