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Away from My Desk: A Round-The-World Detour from the Rat Race, the Tech Wreck, and the Traffic Jam of Life in America

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Traveling mainly by motorcycle, the author traverses 45 countries on six continents in this memoir, experiencing both fascinating and harrowing travails during a one-year journey. With a healthy mix of contemporary and historical perspectives, new insights are provided on typical tourist destinations such as the Taj Mahal and the Trevi Fountain. Additionally, encounters with a law enforcement official in the Czech Republic and a panty-wielding pickpocket in Istanbul (among other things) supply plenty of humor along the way. These vivid and engaging accounts showcase the destinations not just as tourists see them, but as residents experience them as well, realistically portraying floods, earthquakes, and civil unrest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971545113
Subtitle:
A Round-The-World Detour from the Rat Race, the Tech Wreck, and the Traffic Jam of Life in America
Author:
Haffar, Rif K.
Publisher:
Ameera Publishing
Location:
Seattle, Wash.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages around the world
Subject:
Motorcycling
Subject:
Haffar, Rif K
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
bd. 58, [nr. 2]
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.04x6.14x.89 in. 1.20 lbs.

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