In this anthology of travel disaster stories, many of which are quite humorous, Lonely Planet travel writers on assignment recall the many mishaps some comic, others sinister that they have endured on their travels around the globe. From an interrogation at a Tel Aviv airport, to being attacked by wild animals in Tanzania, to a tourist falling off the pyramids in Egypt, these tales of heartache and despair are recounted for the armchair or would-be traveler. Although the book is well written overall, it is unlikely that it will be as successful as its extremely popular predecessor, Lonely Planet Unpacked. In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on America, some of the stories, which may be more enjoyable at another time, now seem too depressing or even tasteless. A marginal purchase. Stephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Law Lib.
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet (October 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 186450319X
- ISBN-13: 978-1864503197
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