I’ve tasted bargain and luxury travel. And while I can’t really complain about luxury travel, it is insular. Also, when you travel on your own in a foreign country, you’re approached more by locals than when you travel with someone. I think when you travel on your own, you may experience different cultures in a more meaningful way. I’m intrigued by this travel memoir by Steve Deeks. Here is the description from Amazon:
“Desperate to escape the UK despite his strong dislike of travelling, a blindfolded Steve Deeks stabs a pen into a world map to decide where to head, ending up with Australia as his destination. He then bravely embarks on his adventure into the unknown – with hilarious consequences.
Things hardly go to plan when he arrives in Sydney, where on entering his hostel dorm he discovers a strange man, caught in the throes of passion… with himself. Things don’t get much better as Deeks is subjected to numerous ordeals while struggling to make his way Down Under, where he meets various wacky individuals he cannot seem to shake-off.
Events take a surprising upturn for Deeks when he lands a job as a journalist. Immediately, he is thrown into the thick of the action, speeding to shootings and massive blazes, while putting his neck on the line when hunting down gangsters, celebrities and sport legends.
Deeks’ voyage sees him in the line of fire once more when he is forced to endure a potentially deadly river tour, followed by a swim in a murky creek with a spider-eating tour host.
Does Deeks feel enlightened and happy he left the UK after his Australian adventures? Find out in his hilarious travel confessions.”
Disclosure: I received a copy of Baring All Down Under from Net Galley. This post contains affiliate links.