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Best of Lonely Planet travel writing / edited by Tony Wheeler.

Contributor(s): Wheeler, Tony, 1946- | Lonely Planet Publications (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lonely planet: Publisher: Melbourne ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Pub., 2009Description: 271 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781741795110 (pbk.).Other title: Lonely Planet best of Lonely Planet travel writing.Subject(s): Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes | Travelers' writings | Travellers' writingsDDC classification:
Contents:
"Including original stories by Jan Morris, Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill and Pico Iyer"--Cover. -Introduction / Tony Wheeler -- No food, no rest, no... / Pico Iyer -- Upriver / Stanley Stewart -- Something approaching enlightenment / Rolf Potts -- The end of the road / Bill Fink -- Journey to the centre of the Earth / Alana Semuels -- Baghdad to Basra, on the wrong side of hte tracks / César G. Soriano -- A visit to Kanasankatan / Jason Elliot -- Looking for Abdelati / Tanya Shaffer -- Wangara's cross / Joshua Clark -- The first hour of the first day of my first assignment for Lonely Planet / Miles Roddis -- The sights of Prague / Danny Wallace -- City of Djinns / William Dalrymple -- Ignoring the admiral / Jan Morris -- Everything come round / James D. Houston -- A slight leaning backward / Greg Tuleja -- Egg child / Sarah Levin -- Into the darkness / Chris Colin -- Walking the Mount Kailash circuit / Tony Wheeler -- On the trail / Karl Taro Greenfeld -- Let's go / Emily Perkins -- Old toad on a bike / Simon Gandolfi -- On the trail of the Caspian tiger / Tim Cahill -- Secrets of the Maya / Laura Resau -- Finding shelter / Nicholas Crane -- Ascension in the moonlight / Simon Winchester.
Summary: From the first tentative steps of the young backpacker finding her feet in a London hostel, to the beyond-travel commitment of setting up house in Delhi, the 26 stories in this collection cover the globe and reveal a world of travel experiences.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Lonely Planet believes good travel writing travels beyond facts and maps - there are stories and inspirations to be shared. This title includes stories from popular Lonely Planet anthologies such as 'On The Edge', 'By The Seat Of My Pants', 'The Kindness of Strangers', 'Tales From Nowhere', and others.

"Including original stories by Jan Morris, Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill and Pico Iyer"--Cover.

"Including original stories by Jan Morris, Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill and Pico Iyer"--Cover. -Introduction / Tony Wheeler -- No food, no rest, no... / Pico Iyer -- Upriver / Stanley Stewart -- Something approaching enlightenment / Rolf Potts -- The end of the road / Bill Fink -- Journey to the centre of the Earth / Alana Semuels -- Baghdad to Basra, on the wrong side of hte tracks / César G. Soriano -- A visit to Kanasankatan / Jason Elliot -- Looking for Abdelati / Tanya Shaffer -- Wangara's cross / Joshua Clark -- The first hour of the first day of my first assignment for Lonely Planet / Miles Roddis -- The sights of Prague / Danny Wallace -- City of Djinns / William Dalrymple -- Ignoring the admiral / Jan Morris -- Everything come round / James D. Houston -- A slight leaning backward / Greg Tuleja -- Egg child / Sarah Levin -- Into the darkness / Chris Colin -- Walking the Mount Kailash circuit / Tony Wheeler -- On the trail / Karl Taro Greenfeld -- Let's go / Emily Perkins -- Old toad on a bike / Simon Gandolfi -- On the trail of the Caspian tiger / Tim Cahill -- Secrets of the Maya / Laura Resau -- Finding shelter / Nicholas Crane -- Ascension in the moonlight / Simon Winchester.

From the first tentative steps of the young backpacker finding her feet in a London hostel, to the beyond-travel commitment of setting up house in Delhi, the 26 stories in this collection cover the globe and reveal a world of travel experiences.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 5)
  • No Food, No Rest, No... (p. 9)
  • Upriver (p. 19)
  • Something Approaching Enlightenment (p. 29)
  • The End of the Road (p. 41)
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth (p. 51)
  • Baghdad to Basra, On the Wrong Side of the Tracks (p. 61)
  • A Visit to Kanasankatan (p. 71)
  • Looking for Abdelati (p. 79)
  • Wangara's Cross (p. 89)
  • The First Hour of the First Day of My First Assignment for Lonely Planet (p. 101)
  • The Sights of Prague (p. 109)
  • City of Djinns (p. 121)
  • Ignoring the Admiral (p. 133)
  • The Quest (p. 139)
  • Everything Come Round (p. 147)
  • A Slight Leaning Backward (p. 155)
  • Egg Child (p. 163)
  • Into the Darkness (p. 171)
  • Walking the Mount Kailash Circuit (p. 179)
  • On the Trail (p. 187)
  • Let's Go (p. 207)
  • Old Toad on a Bike (p. 223)
  • On the Trail of the Caspian Tiger (p. 231)
  • Secrets of the Maya (p. 241)
  • Finding Shelter (p. 251)
  • Ascension in the Moonlight (p. 261)