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Travel writer signs book, shows slides about Asia trip

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2003

JUNEAU - Erica Warmbrunn, an adventure traveler who wrote a book about riding her bike across Mongolia, China and Vietnam, will show slides at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the downtown library.

Warmbrunn began her 8,000-kilometer journey in 1993 after she ended a job as a theatrical translator in Siberia. Her eight-month journey on a bike she called "Greene" took her from yak-milk tea-parties in Mongolia to the Vietnamese village of My Lai, which was decimated by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War in 1968.

In 1998, Warmbrunn's unpublished manuscript about the journey, "Where the Pavement Ends," won the Barbara Savage Miles-From-Nowhere Award. The biennial award recognizes unpublished writing about outdoor adventures. The award includes publication by Seattle's Mountaineer Books. Warmbrunn's book was published in March 2001.

For more details visit: www.wherethepavementends.com.



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