The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

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The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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ISBN - 10: 1551990822

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Hilariously informative: the travel book of the year

Where do you go when there’s nowhere left to go?

Now that seven hundred million tourists leave home every year, there doesn’t seem to be a single patch of earth untouched by the tourist industry. Lager louts vomit on Mediterranean beaches, extreme athletes race up the Matterhorn, and blue-collar sex tourists head to Bangkok to hook up with under-aged girls.

Rather than fleeing the hordes, Taras Grescoe plunges into the ruts where the tourists are thickest. Starting at the tip of Spain’s Land End and finishing, nine months later, on the soldier-patrolled beaches of China’s End of the Earth, he crosses the entire Eurasian landmass, touring France using Michelin guides, taking the cure at Baden-Baden, stuffing his face on a cruise ship, and following the Lonely Planet crowd from India to Kathmandu. Along the way he tells the story of leisure travel – from the Grand Tour of old to the Cook’s tour of today, from ascetic religious pilgrimages to all-inclusive charters to tropical islands. Can a thirty-something Canadian writer survive bunking with a homophobic roommate on an If-This-Is-Tuesday bus tour? Partying with college-aged pub crawlers in Rome? Trekking among the opium-growing hilltribes of Thailand?

A hilarious on-the-road odyssey, The End of Elsewhere is also a brilliant history of world tourism. It’s a lament for the way we’ve turned the remotest corners of the world into places in which authenticity is a quaint performance put on by the locals. And it’s a superb account of how one compulsive traveller came to see that, in the end, you must go home again.

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The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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Hardback book in good condition, but is a library discard, and has normal library markings. Also inside blank page has a cut on it.

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End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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Clean, tight, unmarked, some light wear to extremities, Dust Jacket scuffing and creases, -JP All orders are shipped by kbooks every business day.

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The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross

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Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Bood and Jacket in Very Good Condition. Frontispiece: Map of the Travels Among the Tourists, with locations identified. Very clean and handsome volume in black cloth with red metallic titles; corners very gently bumped. Tight and solid. Front endpaper has the tip neatly snipped off, otherwise the interior is in Fine condition--completely unmarked, very clean, no wrinkles, no dog-eared pages. Dust jacket is also very clean and unmarked with a touch of wear to edges, not price-clipped. Following the Tourists is just what this author did and writes about--a brilliant history of tourism and a lament for the way we've turned the remotest corners of the globe into places where authenticity is a quaint performance put on by the locals. And a superb account of how one compulsive traveler came to see that, in the end, you must go home again. 309 pages. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, Canada, 2003.

$18.29

End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross

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Book Hard cover, with dust jacket, very good condition. "Hilariously informative: " "the travel book of the year "Where do you go when there's nowhere left to go? Now that seven hundred million tourists leave home every year, there doesn't seem to be a single patch of earth untouched by the tourist industry. Lager louts vomit on Mediterranean beaches, extreme athletes race up the Matterhorn, and blue-collar sex tourists head to Bangkok to hook up with under-aged girls. Rather than fleeing the hordes, Taras Grescoe plunges into the ruts where the tourists are thickest. Starting at the tip of Spain's Land End and finishing, nine months later, on the soldier-patrolled beaches of China's End of the Earth, he crosses the entire Eurasian landmass, touring France using Michelin guides, taking the cure at Baden-Baden, stuffing his face on a cruise ship, and following the Lonely Planet crowd from India to Kathmandu. Along the way he tells the story of leisure travel-from the Grand Tour of old to the Cook's tour of today, from ascetic religious pilgrimages to all-inclusive charters to tropical islands. Can a thirty-something Canadian writer survive bunking with a homophobic roommate on an If-This-Is-Tuesday bus tour? Partying with college-aged pub crawlers in Rome? Trekking among the opium-growing hilltribes of Thailand? A hilarious on-the-road odyssey, "The End of Elsewhere" is also a brilliant history of world tourism. It's a lament for the way we've turned the remotest corners of the world into places in which authenticity is a quaint performance put on by the locals. And it's a superb account of how one compulsive traveller came to see that, in the end, you must go home again.

$25.74

End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross

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Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall, 309 pp. Map at front. Black boards with glossy red lettering on spine. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover.

$30.03

The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

by Taras Grescoe

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Publisher: MacFarlane Walter & Ross

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 309 p. Audience: General/trade. A riotous on-the-road odyssey, "The End of Elsewhere" is also a brilliant history of tourism. It's a lament for the way we've turned the remotest corners of the globe into places where authenticity is a quaint performance put on by the locals. And it's a superb account of how one compulsive traveller came to see that, in the end, you must go home again.

$31.18

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