There's No Toilet Paper... on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

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Doug Lansky
Travelers' Tales, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2005 - Travel - 190 pages
35 Reviews
The perfect trip, where nothing goes wrong, is surely not the memorable trip, which is where everything goes wrong and one lives to tell the tale ? and laugh about it. This collection captures the wackiest and most bizarre experiences of well-known writers whose travels have taken a detour. Stories include Nigel Barley escorting a monkey to the movies in Cameroon, Dave Barry vainly trying to learn more Japanese than how to order a beer, Alan Zweible high-tailing it to a nudist camp, Donna Marazzo bravely attempting to use a high-tech Italian toilet, and Richard Sterling feasting on deep-fried potato bugs in Burma. There are even practical tips here too; readers can surely learn from Mary Roach, who discovers that utilizing an Antarctic ice-sheet outhouse at the very moment a seal chooses to use its opening as a blowhole may not be the best way to start the day.

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Review: There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

User Review  - Dianne Robbins - Goodreads

This is one of the most genuinely funny books I've read in a long time. The introduction made me chuckle and several of the stories had me laughing out loud and holding on to my stomach while tears ... Read full review

Review: There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

User Review  - Leah Vonvolkenburg - Goodreads

NOt my favorite book of travel stories, but still entertaining enough to read. Read full review

Contents

Nudity is a State of Mind
1
Jugo Especial
17
The Deep Fried Potato Bug
36
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Doug Lansky, a writer and a traveler, has chronicled his travels around the world in his hilarious and vividly descriptive column, "The Vagabond." His travels have included cruising up the Amazon on a cargo ship, living and blowgun hunting with Jaguar Indians in Peru, buying a horse and riding it to Colombia, hitchhiking through Syria and Jordan, where he befriended sergeants in the Iraqi military, riding a camel across the desert in India, and sailing down the Nile. Doug's articles have appeared in "Spy" and "Might" magazines as well as in numerous major U.S. daily newspapers. He is also the co-author of "How to Survive High School with Minimal Brain Damage," published when Doug was just sixteen years old.

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