One Foot in Front of the Other: How I Survived Being Alone and Homeless on the Streets of Paris

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It may sound odd but I've always wondered what I would do if I was stranded in a foreign country. I can speak English and fumble my way through French and Italian. However, speaking the language isn't necessarily going to help if you have run out of money, have nothing to eat and nowhere to sleep. For example in 2010 after Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted people were stranded in airports everywhere. Would I have been able to manage an extended stay so far away from home?

In One Foot in Front of the Other Ann Webb documents the events that took place after she found herself stranded in an European airport. With her vacation coming to an end, her flight home was cancelled due to an AirFrance pilot strike. Webb had a limited budget and could not afford to purchase a higher priced ticket for a flight home -- she was suddenly stranded and homeless in Paris, France. She was forced to sleep outside and struggle to find work, food and shelter in the face of harsh challenges before tapping inner strengths to salvage her life.

Valerie @ MPL Central

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