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Away from My Desk

A Round-the-world Detour from the Rat Race, the Tech Wreck and the Traffic Jam of Life in America

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Away from My Desk by Rif K. Haffar
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Travelling mainly by motorcycle, the author traverses 45 countries on six continents in this memoir, experiencing both fascinating and harrowing travails during a one-year journey. With a healthy mix of contemporary and historical perspectives, new insights are provided on typical tourist destinations like the Taj Mahal and the Trevi Fountain. Additionally, encounters with a law enforcement official in the Czech Republic and a panty-wielding pickpocket in Istanbul (among other things) supply plenty of humour along the way. These vivid and engaging accounts showcase the destinations not just as tourists see them, but as residents experience them as well, realistically portraying floods, earthquakes and civil unrest.

Author Biography

Rik K Haffar
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
b/w photos
Imprint
Ameera Publishing
Pages
316
Dimensions
155x230x25
ISBN-13
9780971545113
Product ID
1864140

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