Read online or download a free book: A Blind Date With The World: The Great Global Scavanger Hunt: The Great Global Scavenger Hunt
Publisher: iUniverse (1 Aug. 2000)
By: William Chalmers (Author)
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A Blind Date With the World gives the reader a seat in the ox-cart with the team that eventually won a grueling 40,000 miles-in-seventeen-days-through-ten-countries travel adventure. Chalmers offers up a steady barrage of colorful, intriguing and provocative insights into our Global Village as he and his partner-in-crime race through sacred holy grounds, track down orangutans and employ every conceivable method of public transportation.Billed as the HumanRace,what was thought to be relaxing champagne and caviar sojourn around the world turned into the scavenger hunt from hell! The race had its rabid competitors from around the world chasing down aphrodisiacs in Asia, escaping train fires in Egypt and skulking around graveyards at midnight in France, for fame and fortune awaiting them in New York City. Chalmers and Valvur eventually won the race, but not without barely surviving the ordeal and transforming themselves into global cultural terrorists. Expressive, heart-thumping, compelling and totally irreverent, A Blind Date With the World offers a unique and colorful looks at Homo touristicus running amok in the world at the height of the Greed is Good Go Go years. A must read for any real adventurer or armchair traveler.
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