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Rite of Passage: Tales of Backpacking 'Round Europe

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From the company that kick-started the trend, a funny, touching and mad collection of first-time European backpacking experiences that bring new life to a well-told tale.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Lonely Planet
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Gina
Apr 05, 2009 Gina rated it it was ok
Awesome idea. Mostly terrible writing.
Mitch
Nov 26, 2013 Mitch rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
This collection of very short stories all contain events that happened to their various authors while backpacking around Europe.

Sometimes, I've been to the places mentioned. Sometimes, I've had the same thoughts or felt the same feelings.

And sometimes, none of the above.

That's what makes this collection worthwhile reading. You enjoy both the familiar and the unfamiliar. It's a lot like traveling, I suppose.

Reading as a kind of travel adventure...I like that.
Sarah
Mar 29, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it
A re-read! Short stories about travelling around Europe.
JDK1962
Apr 24, 2012 JDK1962 rated it liked it
Mixed bag, which is probably to be expected. Some stories I totally loved (especially "A Slight Leaning Backwards"), other sailed by without making any impression at all. Also, as a very solitary traveler, I have little sympathy for stories of people who join up with others with very little thought, then realize they're saddled with a jackass. Bad company is not better than no company.
Katie Dreyer
Jul 23, 2009 Katie Dreyer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel
A traveler's dream! I read this book in all of one night, I was so interested in the stories. Full of helpful tips and short stories of other's crazy jaunts around Europe, anyone looking to travel, or has traveled, must read this book. Only problem: makes you wish you were back traveling again!
Katelyn
Jul 31, 2007 Katelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: travel, nonfiction
I love this book!! It's a collection of short stories from people's adventures backing Europe. Made me want to catch the next flight to France.
rachel
Jan 07, 2011 rachel added it
Recommends it for: travellers
i'm still reading it. a collection of short travel stories. some better than others.
Jessie
Sep 28, 2010 Jessie added it
Shelves: travel
Purely raw writing. But hey, they are travelers,not writers after all!
Gibgaluk
Oct 02, 2007 Gibgaluk rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Travellers
Great book, especially if you have experienced a backpack trip before!
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