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The Wander Year: One Couple's Journey Around the World Kindle Edition
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If you're someone who's in your 30s or 40s and never really traveled abroad before, and would like to know what to expect, maybe this is a good book. But if you're a backpacker, or a regular visitor of hostels, or someone who travels not for the sake of checklisting countries visited but to embrace and learn new cultures, then this book is probably not for you - and like me, you'll probably find yourself shaking your head at the missed opportunities throughout the book.
I found this book enjoyable for someone like me who has heard of these places, is considering travelling to a lot of them but has never been. The chapters are short and sweet and while its very obvious you are not getting a full blow by blow account of the entire journey its easy to pick up and put down as needed.
I agree with other reviews that this would not appeal to a very well travelled person - but if you are just starting to dip your toes into the world you could do a lot worse than this book!
First of all the couple plans to stay in low class facilities and then complains or makes fun of them as though this is the norm. You get what you pay for.
This book is a classic example of undereducated, under-founded Americans getting out of their sparsely populated country and calling the rest of the world inadequate.
I hope the author doesn't try to print his opinion again.
If you paid for this book, please contact Amazon to see if a refund is available.
If you want to read travel memoirs, check with Lonely Planet.
I read it because of the author's other book, "The kindness of strangers," a report of his travels from coast to coast without a penny in his pocket. That was real, interesting, and thoughtful. I shall re-read it.
This book on the other hand is rather like a movie sequel; just doesn't have the spark, originality, or interest of the first book.
Disappointing. Not worth the four dollars I paid!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had a recent interest in world travel and so this book caught my eye. It was a good read.Published 21 days ago by LeeAnn
I read his book about hitchhiking so I had high hopes for this book and he didn't disappoint. My only complaint is the book is too short! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brenda from Coraopolis
Very interesting story and I enjoy the author's sense of humor.Published 2 months ago by New mom to be in MN
Enjoyed the fact the chapters were short but managed to give a really good feel for each place visited. Had a few laugh out loud moments! What a great adventure.Published 2 months ago by D.S.
This book made me want to pack my bags and go on an adventure! awesome read...Published 3 months ago by Teresa Alison Wood
Not as good as The Kindness of Strangers but entertaining. Wish there had been more accounts of people met. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written. Great story. Don't think I'll take the same trip. Learned interesting things about the areas they visited. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jeanie b