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Tales of a Road Junky
     

Tales of a Road Junky

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by Tom Thumb
 

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To find yourself it would seem it’s necessary to lose yourself first. Tales of a Road Junky is the story of how Tom Thumb (creator of roadjunky.com) did that on numerous continents in a decade on the road, living on The Edge and only barely making it back.

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To find yourself it would seem it’s necessary to lose yourself first. Tales of a Road Junky is the story of how Tom Thumb (creator of roadjunky.com) did that on numerous continents in a decade on the road, living on The Edge and only barely making it back.

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BN ID:
2940012634344
Publisher:
Baxter St.
Publication date:
02/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
515,465
File size:
230 KB

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Tales of a Road Junky 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended if you love travel, love travel writing or just love reading about someone else's (mis) adventures. This is a nuts and bolts, down and dirty retelling of the author's many travels throughout the world. More than just traipsing through some idyllic locale, the author spent many months getting to know the good, the bad and the downright ugly side of many of the places he stopped in. This is the second Road Junky book I've read (the other being the Road Junky Travel Handbook) and now I know where all the tips and tricks shared in the handbook come from! Obviously from (sometimes painful) first hand experience.
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Farish More than 1 year ago
This book is not only inspiring to people dream of adventure but it is an amazing story for all types of people looking for an entertaining read.
Jveen More than 1 year ago
A great read about the adventures and misadventures of Tom. who is by some miracle still alive after everything he has seen and done.
JSmartDC More than 1 year ago
This book is ultimately inspiring and has successfully made me feel guilty for owning a copy of the Lonely Planet guide to India. I can see the points the book is making about how those 'mainstream' guidebooks have created a scene of identikit travelers almost blindly following the mega-published guidebooks, so you get situations where anywhere recommended in these guide books is over-run with the usual backpacker-gapper crew... who will miss out on what real adventures they could have if they just followed their noses, and let the road lead them into the great, wonderful unknown. With lots of tips that go against what you've heard about from pretty much every other avenue... such as the necessity to take malaria tablets (something I am not sure what to do about), you do wonder whether the writer is just lucky and is trying to instill his luck and attitude on every reader in a slightly 'more-experienced-than-thou' tone but remains sincere and believable. Do not expect any kind of actual guide with stuff you can actually follow up, it is basically a stream of consciousness advisory from an experienced traveler who knows how to play the travel game 'very well'.
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