Travel writer Matt Gross likes to live right on the edge

Many people dream of traveling the world and reporting on it for newspapers and magazines – but Matt Gross actually lived it. Now an editor at Bon Appetit, he was for years the “Frugal Traveler” at The New York Times. His new book, The Turk Who Loved Apples and Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World collects several previously-unpublished travel essays. Here he shares one particularly ‘extreme’ tale.