Planes, Trains and Elephants

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Allen & Unwin, 2003 - Humor - 268 pages
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Whether you're an explorer or a tourist, the journey often proves to be more exciting than the place you arrive at. Not to mention more alarming, entertaining, spectacular, dangerous or farcical. All of which is pretty closely connected with the mode of transport you're dependent on - from stubborn mule to ancient plane. Brian Thacker has been on the look-out for unusual vehicles ever since he travelled down the Ovens River in the Victorian Alps on a rubber inner tube when he was nine years old. Here he writes about his most memorable journeys, including his trip on the Trans Siberian Express, his pub crawl on the London tube, his journey down the east coast of Australia in a truck and a camel safari with a particularly grumpy camel.

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Brian Thacker was born in England but didn't like the weather so he emigrated to Australia when he was six. Brian has vast writing experience. He has written over a thousand postcards in his travels. He has worked as a tour leader, ski guide, advertising art director, silver service waiter, painter, barman, paper shredder, newspaper delivery boy and butcher's assistant. He lives in Melbourne with his wife Natalie who has just given birth to their first child.

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