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Wicked Greek: For the Travelerby Howard Tomb
Synopses & Reviews
For two thousand years visitors have been touring the rugged glory of Greece. But with a difference--when the early Romans went visiting, those wacky Greek gods were still holed up on Mount Olympus. Today they've come down, and they're driving taxis, tending bar, dancing and yelling and throwing plates around restaurants. All of which spells adventure for the unsuspecting tourist, and wonderful opportunity for Howard Tomb.
From the sneakily successful series of travel books with over 1 million copies in print, Wicked Greek is the phrasebook that takes the chaos out of the land that invented it. Here are pithy comments on retsina: "My wine tastes like a handful of pine needles." Tips on consulting the Oracle of the Ferry Schedules, including the Mystery of the Next Departure to Patmos. More than you ever dreamed possible about olives-including black, green, purple, briny, cracked, and this-makes-the-retsina-taste-good. Trojan War stories. Zeno's Paradox, Aristotle's Boo-Boo, Plato's Cave, and other philosophical conundrums that put us in the fix we're in today. Motorbike survival tips. Ella, word of a thousand meanings. And how to pursue romance with the natives.
Put mere mortals in their place with the phrasebook that keeps the gods on your side.
Welcome to the World's First Theme Park
The Ugly Truth about Retsina
Real Men Don't Folk Dance
Zeus, Mighty Playgod
Consulting the Oracle for Ferry Schedules
Medea: What a Bitch!
Visiting Ancient Relics and Their Wives
What All the Widows Will Be Wearing This Summer
Divining the Hotel System
Sixth in his successful series of Wicked travel books--with over 540,000 copies in print--Wicked Greek is the phrasebook that takes the chaos out of the land that invented it. Here are pithy comments on Greek wine, dance, olives, romance--even motorbike survival tips. Two-color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Howard Tomb is the author of the Wicked Travel books. He also writes for the Sunday Travel Section of the New York Times.
Table of Contents
WELCOME TO GREECE
CULTURE AND ARTS
THE PRACTICAL TRAVELER
FOOD, WINE & ENTERTAINMENT
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