Adventures of a Continental Drifter: An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food

Adventures of a Continental Drifter: An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food

by Elliott Hester
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Adventures of a Continental Drifter: An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Following September 11, with massive cutbacks in the travel industry, the author, a flight attendant with an unidentified airline, takes a furlough, cashs in his possessions, and takes a year's sabbatical around the world. This is the story, told in vignettes from locations throughout the globe, of his experiences. Some of the stories, like his bout with illness in Argentina, kept me laughing for hours. Others, like the episode with the child in Africa when they visit the market, tugged at my heart. The result was a journey which amused, amazed and appealed to my wanderlust. It isn't as funny as Bill Bryson, and the chapters were more like journalist columns than literary chapters, hence the rating, but this is a work that anyone who appreciates travel writing will treasure.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was entertaining and comical but not entirely what I was expecting. The cover and title promised adventure but you heard more about the writer's bowel troubles and sicknesses than the beautiful and awe-inspiring places he visited. The epilogue made the whole experience worthwhile though so I recommend that if you do pick this up, skip straight to the back!