Lonely Planet By the Seat of My Pants

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Humorous tales of travel and misadventure

Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they can give birth to our most found travel lessons, and our most memorable - and hilarious - travel ...

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*

Humorous tales of travel and misadventure

Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they can give birth to our most found travel lessons, and our most memorable - and hilarious - travel stories.

These 31 globegirdling tales that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face follies, hair-raising rides to culture-leaping brides, eccentric expats to mind-boggling repasts, wrong roads taken to agreements mistaken. The collection brings together some of the world's most renowned travellers and storytellers with previously unpublished writers.

Includes stories by Wickam Boyle, Tim Cahill, Joshua Clark, Sean Condon, Chistopher R.Cox, David Downie, Holly Erikson, Bill Fink, Don George, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jeff Grenwald, Pico Iyer, Amanda Jones, Kathie Kertesz, Doug Lansky, Alexander Ludwick, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Jan Morris, Brooke Neill, Rolf Potts, Laura Resau, Michelle Richmond, Alana Semuels, Deborah Steg, Judy Tierney, Edwin Tucker, Jeff Vize, Danny Wallace, Kelly Watton, Simon Wichester, Michelle Witton

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741795240
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Series: Anthology Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,043,259
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The Sights of Prague Danny Wallace 12

Blackout in Ushuaia Michelle Richmond 23

The Snows of Carrara David Downie 31

The Boat From Battambang Christopher R. Cox 41

On Safari, Only the Animals Sleep Through the Night Kelly Watton 50

Something Approaching Enlightenment Rolf Potts 56

A Special Kind of Fool Bill Fink 67

Ignoring the Admiral Jan Morris 74

Dutch Toilet Doug Lansky 78

Walk of Fame Jeff Vize 82

The Culinary Chaos Principle Don George 86

Faces Foot Tim Cahill 91

Real Cowboys Wear Polka Dots Judy Tierney 95

You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet Sean Condon 101

No Food, No Rest, No? Pico Iyer 109

An Idyll in Ibiza Karl Taro Greenfeld 117

Snake Karma Linda Watanable McFerrin 133

Snaking Through Italy Wickham Boyle 139

The Afghan Tourist Office Alexander Ludwick 145

Left Luggage Jeff Greenwald 150

Let the Buyer Beware Edwin Tucker 159

An Award Winning Performance Deborah Steg 166

Carpet-Rolling Brooke Neill 174

A Matter of Trust Michelle Witton 180

Naked in Oaxaca Laura Resau 187

The Garden Kitchen Holly Erickson 197

Coming to America Amanda Jones 207

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Alana Semuels 217

The Most Perfect Hotel in the World Simon Winchester 226

The Prince and I Kathie Kertesz 233

Wangara's Cross Joshua Clark 238

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