EASTBOUND, I THINK, By Marina Call
What if you had always dreamed of traveling and suddenly you received some money to make this happen? Oscar Santos embarks on a train and begins his journey eastbound. Leaving his native Portugal, he enters Spain and meets Daniel, upending his plans for a solo journey . These two unlikely characters become friends quickly and soon discover there is much more to learn on their travels than mere train schedules and local food. Marina Call's debut novel is an ideal book for those thinking of planning a trip to the Iberian Peninsula or traveling across to Europe. Marina's honest character portrayal resonates with travelers and curious explorers of all ages. Her detailed descriptions of Spain and Portugal - the people, geography, food, art and culture - make one want to skip work and go buy a train ticket.