It's Not About The Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels

June 27, 2006|
It's Not About The Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two Wheels by Polly Evans
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Single, stressed, and living amid the hustle and hurry of modern Hong Kong, Polly Evans had a vision: of mountains and orange groves, matadors and promenades–and of a glorious, hassle-free journey across Spain by bicycle. But like any decent dream, Polly’s came with its own reality: of thighs screaming with pain and goats trying to derail her, of strange local delicacies and overzealous suitors. In fact, like any great traveler, Polly had bitten off more than she could chew–and would delight in every last taste of it.

Exploring the country that gave the world flamenco, chocolate, sherry, Franco, and Picasso, Polly takes us from the towering Pyrenees to the vineyards of Jerez de la Frontera, spinning tales of conquistadors and kings, vibrant history and mouthwatering cuisine. In the end, this hilarious, irreverent, always engaging memoir of a journey on two wheels unveils a lot about one modern woman, even more about an utterly fascinating nation, and countless reasons why it’s better when you do it on a bike.
Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, including Fried Eggs with Chopsticks and Kiwis ...
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Title:It's Not About The Tapas: A Spanish Adventure on Two WheelsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.26 X 5.23 X 0.66 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.26 X 5.23 X 0.66 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385339925

ISBN - 13:9780385339926

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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