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The Unsavvy Traveler: Women's Comic Tales of Catastrophe

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Publisher Comments:

From culinary experimentation in Korea to fending off el jolote loco (the crazy turkey) in El Salvador to losing one?s pants in Barcelona, The Unsavvy Traveler takes readers on a hilarious journey of mishap and mayhem around the globe.

In an unabashedly honest and humorous collection that offers both wild slapstick and raised-eyebrow irony, these intrepid women travelers bare their least dignified — and therefore most amusing — selves. These women struggle to save face when a foreign language fails them; they muddle through baffling encounters with unfamiliar customs; they escape tour groups gone hideously wrong. They are the hilarious casualties of the tourism industry; they are the breezy, independent trekkers who discover the necessity of preparation far, far too late; they are the enviably perfect travelers suddenly beset by the mischievous whims of destiny.

Review:

"The Unsavvy Traveller includes hilarious stories of trips gone horribly wrong....vividly describing experiences that are both horrendous and humorous, including getting lost in the jungle, being chased by a bear, and being questioned by the police on the suspicion of taking photos of a nude man sunbathing." Library Journal

Review:

"Everyone loves a good travel story, and this compilation presents a selection of 28 excellent ones. In each, a woman tells about something that went wrong on a trip, but, of course, all the recollections are underscored by the implied sense that it's all part of the adventure of travel." Booklist

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580050586
Subtitle:
Women's Comic Tales of Catastrophe
Editor:
Caperton, Rosemary
Editor:
Ocenas, Lucie
Editor:
Mathews, Anne
Publisher:
Seal Press (WA)
Location:
Seattle, Wash.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Women travelers
Series Volume:
no. 1749
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.50x5.54x.87 in. .62 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Seal Press (WA) - English 9781580050586 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Unsavvy Traveller includes hilarious stories of trips gone horribly wrong....vividly describing experiences that are both horrendous and humorous, including getting lost in the jungle, being chased by a bear, and being questioned by the police on the suspicion of taking photos of a nude man sunbathing."
"Review" by , "Everyone loves a good travel story, and this compilation presents a selection of 28 excellent ones. In each, a woman tells about something that went wrong on a trip, but, of course, all the recollections are underscored by the implied sense that it's all part of the adventure of travel."
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