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Traveling Off The X

Release Date: 10/19/2021


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Starting her journey behind the Iron Curtain in Romania, tracking Spider monkeys in Tikal, following the Green March in Morocco, working on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, riding horses in Umbria, training teachers in Borneo, to living under strict Sharia law in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan, Jo takes us with her on inner and outward explorations in exotic locations. She writes of ways to navigate physical, emotional, and even spiritual risks and pain while traveling to parts of the world few have seen or described.

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Jo Patti Munisteri (Joanne) is an independent field researcher, analyst, and educator who has worked as a contractor for the US Department of State, IREX, USAID, and the US DOD. She completed training at Ft. Leavenworth as part of the Human Terrain System and worked with various agencies, organizations, and universities in Iraq (2020, 2018, 2017) China (2018-2019) Afghanistan (2014-2017) Ukraine (2015) Malaysia (2013-2014) Saudi Arabia (2013) Russia (2011-2012) Pakistan (2010-2011) Armenia (2008-2010) Ascension Island (2008) UAE (2007-2008) New Zealand, Australia and a number of other countries. Jo's family moved to Houston, Texas in 1964. She graduated from Memorial Sr. High school before going to Washington, D.C. where she earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She did her graduate work in education at Massey University in New Zealand and gained her Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She is a mother, an avid hiker, swimmer, flautist, and a published poet.


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