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The Rough Guide First-Time Around The World, 3rd Edition Paperback – February 1, 2010
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About the Author
Doug Lansky, a writer and a traveler, has chronicled his travels around the world in his hilarious and vividly descriptive column, The Vagabond. His travels have included cruising up the Amazon on a cargo ship; living and blowgun hunting with Jaguar Indians in Peru; buying a horse and riding it to Colombia; hitchhiking through Syria and Jordan, where he befriended sergeants in the Iraqi military; riding a camel across the desert in India; and sailing down the Nile. Lansky's articles have appeared in Spy and Might magazines as well as in numerous major US daily newspapers. He is also the coauthor of How to Survive High School with Minimal Brain Damage, published when he was just sixteen years old.
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I'm considering a round-the-world trip as part of my post-grad education plan, so I picked up this book to get the creative juices flowing! And it didn't really disappoint!
This book is exactly what it is meant to be: a starting point in research and planning. As long as you understand that, you will not be disappointed! It has a lot of great information and will certainly slam your imagination into overdrive! Some of the information is basic knowledge, and some can be found after spending a fair amount of time online. But it is great to have all the basic info in one convenient package. It really lends itself to more directed research!
I love her anecdotes and her references are solid!
I highly recommend this book as part of the initial research and planning of any large trip, not just "around the world!" It is well worth the $12 price tag!
my favorite parts:
- festivals around the world
- a chart of temperatures and rainfall in most areas
- list of requirements to enter each country (visa, etc)
- map of time by bus between cities in each country, etc
i really recommend this. great advice for planning trips and basic skills to get by. will be buying more books by rough guides.
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Good Book - for beginner travelers only. While looking at this book I didn't realize that it would go into such detail as to remembering to pack travel...Read more