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Uneasy Rider: Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller

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The antidote-to-travel book!
A European Odyssey where brakes fail on mountain passes... a witch curses... Germans travel in a Tardis.
Ever thought a trip around Europe in a second-hand camper van would be fun? Then this has been written for you. If not, just sit back and enjoy the ups and downs of the ride.
Find out how to avoid getting stuck in a Spanish 'white town' and rob
ebook, 202 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Smashwords Edition (first published October 20th 2009)
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Uneasy Rider relays the adventures of Allie and her Other Half Harry, otherwise known as OH, as they travel across Europe in a camper van. But be warned, Allie and OH are a driving disaster area. You name it and it has happened to them: be it storms and wrestling with awning poles in Niederbrun, engines blowing up on Alpine passes, being robbed in Italy twice and their van hanging over a cliff at Monserrat to name a few (but better this than stay in the creepy old pension with the rusting key!). ...more
I love reading travel narratives. It seems most fit in two categories. The first are those that are upfront about focusing on the difficulties that often come with travel. The other kind take a more positive tone, emphasizing the wonderful people, places, and things the author experienced. In reality, the two types aren’t that different. Both have positive experiences. Both have difficulties to overcome. The main difference is how the difficulties are presented - as adventures or opportunities f ...more
I bought this one with some leftover Amazon credit, and while I don't regret it, wasn't a terrific read either. Basically, it's a travel journal of her family vacations on The Continent in a camper van, and only a moderately funny one at that. Partway through she indulges in an unfortunate bit of Yank-bashing, with she and her Down Under chums as captive witnesses -- we all know that folks from those places behave with perfect decorum at all times. I've lived in the States all my life, and have ...more
This was a either a freebie or cheap on Kindle. It was an entertaining read especially as I am a relative newcomer to camper van touring so could relate to some of the scrapes that the author and her OH got themselves into.
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