It's Only the Himalayas: And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker by S. BedfordIt's Only the Himalayas: And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker by S. Bedford

It's Only the Himalayas: And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker

byS. Bedford

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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A laugh-out-loud travel memoir that reveals backpacking's awkward side.

Sue, a disenchanted waitress, embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her friend, Sara-who's exasperatingly perfect. Expecting a whimsical jaunt of self-discovery, Sue instead encounters an absurd series of misadventures that render her embarrassed, terrified, and queasy (and in a lot of trouble with Philippine Airlines).

Whether she's fleeing from ravenous lions, dancing amid smoking skulls, trekking Annapurna underprepared, or (accidentally) drugging an Englishman, Sue's quick-witted, self-deprecating narrative might just inspire you to take your own chaotic adventure.

Title:It's Only the Himalayas: And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident BackpackerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.56 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Brindle & Glass PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:192736647X

ISBN - 13:9781927366479

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best travel books I've read! I read this book about a month ago and I loved it! Sue's story is truly inspired and witty all throughout.. her experiences range from unbelievable to hilarious and she comes off as a very relatable person.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for today's globalized & interconnected world... Whether you are an experienced backpacker, backpacker wannabe, or worried parent of a backpacker, you will enjoy Sue's hilarious humour, unique and quirky writing along with her adventurous curiosity as she and her friend experience a year of travelling in south Africa, Nepal, India and south east Asia. Sue highlights moments of exhaustion, thrills, danger, boredom and surprises in a way that makes you laugh out loud and itch to pack your backpack or cling to your armchair! It is an ideal 'road read' for our highly interconnected world as seen through the eyes of a 23 year old in search of herself and what she wants from life. My favourite sections were: the dads and daughters trek in Nepal, confronting the complexities of India, the 'National Geographic' type adventures in Borneo and on the 'pirate' boat in the Philippines. Throughout the journey and among the wit and self-depreciating humour, Sue shares moments of sensitive and wise insights and observations that prevent the book from simply being a self-absorbed account.
Date published: 2016-04-22