Lonely Planet: Best of Lonely Planet Travel Writing

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Since 1998, Lonely Planet has been publishing our favorite travel stories. The disasters of Lonely Planet Unpacked, the romances of Brief Encounters, the random acts of generosity in Kindness of Strangers, the out-there adventures of Tales from Nowhere - these stories, and many others, explored the reasons why we travel, and what we find when we get there. Now we've selected the best of them. From the first tentative steps of the young backpacker finding her feet in a London hostel, to the beyond-travel ...
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Overview

Since 1998, Lonely Planet has been publishing our favorite travel stories. The disasters of Lonely Planet Unpacked, the romances of Brief Encounters, the random acts of generosity in Kindness of Strangers, the out-there adventures of Tales from Nowhere - these stories, and many others, explored the reasons why we travel, and what we find when we get there. Now we've selected the best of them. From the first tentative steps of the young backpacker finding her feet in a London hostel, to the beyond-travel commetment of setting up house in Delhi, the 26 stories in this collection cover the globe and reveal a world of travel experiences.

Best of Lonely Planet's Travel Writing Includes:

Tim Cahill, William Dalrymple, Jason Elliot, Pico Iyer, Jan Morris, Emily Perkins, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Danny Wallace, Tony Wheeler, Simon Winchester and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741795110
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Literature Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 958,538
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Tony Wheeler 5

No Food, No Rest, No... Pico Iyer 9

Upriver Stanley Stewart 19

Something Approaching Enlightenment Rolf Potts 29

The End of the Road Bill Fink 41

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Alana Semuels 51

Baghdad to Basra, On the Wrong Side of the Tracks C├ęsar G Soriano 61

A Visit to Kanasankatan Jason Elliot 71

Looking for Abdelati Tanya Shaffer 79

Wangara's Cross Joshua Clark 89

The First Hour of the First Day of My First Assignment for Lonely Planet Miles Roddis 101

The Sights of Prague Danny Wallace 109

City of Djinns William Dalrymple 121

Ignoring the Admiral Jan Morris 133

The Quest Karen Lee Boren 139

Everything Come Round James D Houston 147

A Slight Leaning Backward Greg Tuleja 155

Egg Child Sarah Levin 163

Into the Darkness Chris Colin 171

Walking the Mount Kailash Circuit Tony Wheeler 179

On the Trail Karl Taw Greenfeld 187

Let's Go Emily Perkins 207

Old Toad on a Bike Simon Gandolfi 223

On the Trail of the Caspian Tiger Tim Cahill 231

Secrets of the Maya Laura Resau 241

Finding Shelter Nicholas Crane 251

Ascension in the Moonlight Simon Winchester 261

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