Europe on 5 Wrong Turns A Day

Europe on 5 Wrong Turns A Day

One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide

Book - 2012
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"When Doug Mack picked up a 1963 edition of Europe on Five Dollars a Day, he stumbled on an inspired idea: to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that's nearly a half century out-of-date. Add to the mix his mother's much-documented grand tour through Europe in the late 1960s, and the result is a funny and fascinating journey that is part time travel, part paean to Arthur Frommer's much-loved guide, and a celebration of the modern traveler's Grand (and not-So-Grand) Tour"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Perigee Book, c2012
ISBN: 9780399537325
0399537325
Branch Call Number: 914.0456 MACK
Characteristics: ix, 272 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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buirechain
Aug 16, 2012

I really enjoyed Mack's take on modern tourism, and the time gap between Europe on 5 dollars a day and when he went to Europe. I expected more humor from this (screwy marketing departments). The one thing I didn't bargain for, and didn't really enjoy, was the degree to which this was a memoir, especially the sections where he's moping across Europe--though even that added to the picture of tourism Mack portrays (at least, when the moping is done in moderation)

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CHmiller
Jun 15, 2012

A trip through Europe using a vintage copy of "Frommer's Europe on $5 a Day" Full of great observations, descriptions and anecdotes.

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