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How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker Paperback – August 12, 2015
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I will say, however that the actual disasters that Lauren encounters, aren't really disasters at all. I mean, falling into a rice paddy is not a big deal - even if there are leaches (which there apparently weren't). Eating fried cockroaches? They're a delicacy. And (spoiler alert): there wasn't really a tsunami, despite the description saying she's caught up in one. However the tsunami story was a great arc to the flow of the book, because it was a defining moment for Lauren, which is very valuable. I just feel that I was sold a bit of a bogus bill of rights with regards to all the disasters I was supposed to be regaled with. Lauren's travels have been NOTHING on mine! (I really did survive three natural disasters, two tropical diseases, a near-fatal accident, had a con-man rip me off for $10k, and more).
But overall, like I said, I'm really impressed with the book. Even if Lauren doesn't really encounter tons of disasters, the development and growth Lauren experiences, including the journey past crippling anxiety - through travel..is amazing and inspiring.