As an avid traveler for most of his adult life, author Michael Loveday has always been keen to soak up all he can about the essence of places from more unconventional sources. Not for him the pre-packaged ‘official line’ served up by tourist companies, visitor guides and the like.
In Big Yellow ТАКСИ, Loveday presents an unofficial travel guide - perhaps guerilla tourism. He doesn’t include the choreographed, scripted, shepherded travel, packaged conveniently by tour companies and delivered comfortably, palatably and politically correctly, drawing a veil over the controversial bits. Instead, Loveday offers insights and knowledge of real people, on the ground, who may often turn your view of their world on its head and can even scare you a bit, or make you laugh hysterically, but will never leave you cozy, unchallenged, or in your comfort zone.
From Albania to Zurich, the local taxi driver will take you to places you didn’t anticipate, both physically and psychologically, and will leave you with a much more insightful view of their place. Someone once said ‘there is no truth in history’ and the same sentiment might be applied to foreign travel so sit back, grasp your seat, clench your buttocks, expect the unexpected and enjoy the ride.
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