By Ship, Train, Bus, Plane & Sometimes Hitchhiking
By: Walt Christophersen
Length: 291 pages
Release date: Sep 12, 2013
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Veteran travel writer Walt Christophersen chronicles his experiences as he journeys around much of the world in the 1960s and 70s, with an emphasis on getting from one place to another. The reader tags along as he hops across the Pacific visiting dozens of islands between Tahiti and Yap, sails down the Amazon and travels mostly overland from Beirut to Tokyo, witnessing Afghanistan at peace and Vietnam at war. The book provides a look at what travel was like half a century ago when admission to Madame Tussaud’s London wax museum was 70¢, a high class hotel room in Rangoon went for $10.25 and Royal Nepal Airlines flew over the Himalayas for $2.13. Included are a number of travel articles as they were printed in the early 70s, along with updates and background information.