About the Author

Norma Barne
Blurbarian Since December 2008
Name Norma Barne
Location Sydney Australia
Gender Female
My Occupation travel writer and photographer
My Bio I have been fortunate to travel to many exotic out-of-the-way places such as Tibet, Mongolia, hill tribes of India, Iran, Silk Road, Arctic and Antarctic. I am starting a series of picture books with some text about the places I have visited and would like to share with you.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Iran which I visited in November 08 on a women's cultural tour. We travelled in a bus from Banda Abbis in the south all the way north to within a few miles of the Iraq border near Bagdad. The people were generous in their hospitality. Their lives are "private" and they live like we do - and "public" where they have to conform to Islamic law.