This is one of the best travel books I've read in a long time. It's a large collection of short travel stories by women who have travelled in Asia. The women are in a variety of countries for a variety of reasons.
It does take a rather limited view of Asia- nothing in Siberia or west of India, China, or Mongolia, but that's not a real surprise, although I was hoping for at least one story from Central Asia (besides Afghanistan, which seems to be the only representative of Central Asia ever- even Registan has turned largely into an Afghanistan fest).
If you like travel writing, this is an excellent book. Recommended.