'Never Hitchhike on the Road Less Travelled' - William Thomas
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Sep. 26th, 2006 | 05:10 pm
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posted by: creamsodaangel in tikitealog
BOOK: Never Hitchhike on the Road Less Travelled
AUTHOR: William Thomas
Never Hitchhike on the Road Less Travelled leads you down William Thomas' own improbable and wacky paths--both primrose and perilous. A foolhardy tourist and inverterate backpacker, Thomas' first travel ticket was his hitchiker's thumb and a well-worn pair of shoes.
Thomas takes you on his odyssey from tourist to traveller, from tramping around Eruope in the '70s to acquainting himself with the ways of England (where it costs 20p to take one), from romps in sun-drenched Florida and the Caribbean to adventures and misadventures in his favourite travel destination, Portugal.
Full of travel tips and the most unlikely chronicles of true travel disasters, Never Hitchhike on the Road Less Travelled proves you don't have to join the Eco-Challenge to find adventure on the road. Read even one page and you'll understand why, long before 9/11, Thomas wasn't allowed to carry sharp objects.
This book is a hilarious journey through one man's travelling days in various different countries. He includes many tales of his hitchhiking days, which is nice for those of us in the generation where it's no longer safe to do so. I have to admit, his mishaps make me feel much better on a few that I've lived through on my own travels. Thomas has the kind of wit in his tales that I love, making any situation seem humourous, showing that he has the ability to laugh at himself in any situation.
It's a good read if you like to travel, because you can definately relate to some of these situations. And even if you haven't, you'll get a laugh out of it and will get a taste of the traveller's view with out stepping outside.
But it leaves me wondering, am I a tourist or a traveller?
Definately worth your time to read. :D