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The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes

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Indonesian Ferry Sinks. Peruvian Bus Plunges Off Cliff. African Train Attacked by Mobs. Whenever he picked up the newspaper, Carl Hoffman noticed those short news bulletins, which seemed about as far from the idea of tourism, travel as the pursuit of pleasure, as it was possible to get. So off he went, spending six months circumnavigating the globe on the world's worst conveyances: the statistically most dangerous airlines, the most crowded and dangerous ferries, the slowest buses, and the most rickety trains. The Lunatic Express takes us into the heart of the world, to some its most teeming cities and remotest places: from Havana to Bogot

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The award-winning journalist author of Hunting Warbirds documents his six-month effort to circumnavigate the globe by means of the statistically most dangerous airlines, trains and other travel venues, a journey that provided insight into the hazards that influence everyday life in a variety of cultures.

Synopsis:

Carl Hoffman has driven the Baja 1000, ridden reindeer in Siberia, sailed an open dinghy 250 miles, and traveled to 65 countries. When he's able to stay put for more than a few months at a time, he lives in Washington, D.C., where his three children make fun of him on a pretty constant basis. He is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and Wired magazines, and his stories about travel and technology also appear in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal and Popular Mechanics.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Time for prayer — Americas. Go! ; Hope for Buena Suerte ; Your time comes or it doesn't — Africa. Agents of death and destruction ; That train is very bad — Asia. Jalan! Jalan! ; The 290th victim ; I can only cry my eyes ; What to do? ; Scariana ; Hope and wait ; Same, same, but different.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307590121
Subtitle:
Discovering the World-- via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Hoffman, Carl
Author:
Carl Hoffman
Subject:
Travel : Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Transportation -- Evaluation.
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100316
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
286

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Travel » Travel Writing » General

The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes
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"Synopsis" by , The award-winning journalist author of Hunting Warbirds documents his six-month effort to circumnavigate the globe by means of the statistically most dangerous airlines, trains and other travel venues, a journey that provided insight into the hazards that influence everyday life in a variety of cultures.
"Synopsis" by , Carl Hoffman has driven the Baja 1000, ridden reindeer in Siberia, sailed an open dinghy 250 miles, and traveled to 65 countries. When he's able to stay put for more than a few months at a time, he lives in Washington, D.C., where his three children make fun of him on a pretty constant basis. He is a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and Wired magazines, and his stories about travel and technology also appear in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal and Popular Mechanics.
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