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to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that's nearly a half century out-of-date.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 into a new (old) world, and a disarming look at the ways the classic tourist experience has changed- and has not-in the last generation. After a whirlwind adventure spanning eight countries-and costing way more than five dollars a day-Mack's endearing account 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"--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, c2012
Description: ix, 272 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780399537325
Branch Call Number: 914.04 Mac


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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)

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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