Jones Bob

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Whitcoulls
Publisher Place: Christchurch
Publisher Year: 1980
Edition: First Edition

Description: 254 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. My Travels Around The World.

Publishers Description: Here I was in a tree-lined Russian country lane, God only knows where, loaded into a dilapidated Russian car being driven at about 10km/h by a bellowing drunken Moscow midget. At such times my thoughts invariably turn to the Tongariro River and I ask myself why the hell I'm here instead of there.'That's but one hilarious moment from this highly entertaining book by a man who has travelled more than 1,000,000 miles and visited more than 100 countries.There's never a dull moment as Bob Jones discusses the various means of travel (trains are his favourite), then looks at 'The Customs and Passports Farce' and at hotels, at home and abroad. Then there are lively chapters on money and travel, on being ill overseas, the Noble Profession (begging) and the Ignoble Profession (waiting at tables), revolutions and political hi-jinks and many other subjects. In all these areas there are some highly amusing anecdotes, mixed with sound advice and some Jones-like swipes at officialdom.A special treat is the chapter 'India is the Real Thing' (the funniest nation of all) and the book ends with a hard-hitting chapter on New Zealand's future in tourism.All in all it's a wonderful mixture of fun and wisdom, a book to be relished both by those who travel and those who stay at home.

ISBN: 0723306451


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