How to Barter for Paradise: My Journey through 14 Countries, Trading Up from an Apple to a House in Hawaii

How to Barter for Paradise: My Journey through 14 Countries, Trading Up from an Apple to a House in Hawaii

by Michael Wigge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626364172
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Wigge is an author, filmmaker, and journalist. He began his career as an anchor on the German VIVA program London Calling , and the world has been his newsroom and playground ever since. From reporting for MTV from a prison, to entering the Buckingham Palace in England dressed as King Henry VIII, Wigge has always thrown himself into the most unusual situations, including riding a donkey for more than sixty hours in an effort to obtain a Guinness World Record. He has lived with the native Yanomami Indian tribe in the Amazon rainforest and fought sumo wrestlers in Japan. He is the author of How to Travel the world for Free. He lives in Berlin, Germany.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Hawaii, Here I Come! vii

1 Germany: Bitten by the Bug 1

2 Austria: My First No 17

3 Switzerland: Help, the Pleiadians Are Coming! 21

4 India: Sled Masala 27

5 Australia: Parasite Exchange 61

6 New Zealand: Help at the End of the World 75

7 Singapore: My First Billionaire Buddy 81

8 Thailand: The Great Trade-Out 85

9 Tanzania: Africa till You Drop 89

10 Kenya: A World-Class Runner among Peers 113

11 Germany: Home Sweet Home 121

12 Ukraine: Illusory Beauty 127

13 Portugal: Bartering by a Thread 141

14 Brazil: Lederhosen and Folk Music under the Palm Trees 145

15 USA: A Microcosm of the World 155

16 Hawaii: The Showdown 177

Epilogue 187

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