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Planes, Trains and Elephants - Brian Thacker

Planes, Trains and Elephants

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2006
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Whether you're an explorer or a tourist, the journey often proves more exciting than the place you eventually end up at. Not to mention more alarming, spectacular, dangerous or farcical. It's all pretty closely connected with the mode of transport you're dependent on - from stubborn mule to bumpy hovercraft to ancient plane.

Brian Thacker has been on the look-out for unusual vehicles ever since he travelled down the Ovens River on a rubber inner tube when he was nine years old. Here he writes about his most memorable journeys, including his trip on the Trans Siberian Express, a pub crawl on the London tube, his journey down the east coast of Australia in a truck, and a safari with a particularly grumpy camel.

'The author of Rule Number 5: No Sex on the Bus is back with more funny traveller's tales If you think you've seen and done it all, you'll enjoy reading this book' Sun-Herald

'Light and snappy and excellent for armchair travellers to read whilst dreaming of intrepid adventure, but avoiding the pain that inevitably goes with it' Good Reading

Donkeys, Ferries and Toboggans

Rowboat, Bright, Australia

Hitchhike, Melbourne to Mooloolaba

Moped, Corfu, Greece

Foot, Innsbruck, Austria

Aeroplane, Casablanca, Morocco

Hire Car, Agadir, Morocco

Taxi, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Hovercraft, English Channel, France

Helicopter, Grand Canyon, USA

Jeep, Oahu, Hawaii

Yacht, somewhere near Albania

Ferry, Stockholm to Helsinki

Bus, Bournemouth, England

Cruise Ship, Luxor, Egypt

Felucca, Aswan, Egypt

Camel, Sinai Desert, Egypt

Skis, Wengen, Switzerland

Toboggan, Murren, Switzerland

Donkey, Lindos, Greece

Motorcycle, Koh Samui, Thailand

Elephant, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sailing Ship, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Truck, Townsville, Australia

The Tube, London, England

Bicycle, Beijing, China

Horse, Outer Mongolia

Train, Beijing to Moscow

Trams, Tuk Tuks and Submarin

ISBN: 9781741148671
ISBN-10: 1741148677
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1