Buddhas, Bombs and the Babu
Kerry's marriage is disintegrating and Sebastian is disconnected from his father. To save their rocky relationships, Kerry convinces her work-obsessed and over cautious husband Mal into taking a family holiday - wandering around Nepal is just what the three need. Kerry books nothing, plans little and anticipates a gentle 'hippy-trail' ramble. Instead, the family find themselves stumbling through a land imploding upon itself and are soon caught in the midst of bombs, croc-infested waters, paint-bombing monks and a kidnapping. A delightful, and at timeshilarious, journey of a family finding each other, losing their inhibitions, and along the way, discovering the richness of life through the resilience of Nepal and her ever-smiling people.
Kerry Tolson loves her fly-in, fumble-about travel style; landing in a country with nothing booked and no idea where to go first. Daughter of the gypsies, wife of a workaholic, Kerry is forever wondering 'What's over there' and devising ways to squeeze through the barbed-wire fence of every-day responsibilities and small-business ownership to discover it. The results are usually hilarious. Buddhas, Bombs and the Babu is her first book.