The Naked Tourist: In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the age of the Airport Mall download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lawrence Osborne

The Naked Tourist: In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the age of the Airport Mall download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lawrence Osborne year 2007
  • Book name: The Naked Tourist: In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the age of the Airport Mall
  • Author: Lawrence Osborne
  • Release date: 2007/12/21
  • Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUSS & GIROUX-3PL
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780865477414
  • Rating: 9.8 of 10
  • Votes: 289
  • Review by: Les Loftin
  • Review rating: 9.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/15
  • Total pages: 278
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east-and of the tour itselfSick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer, Lawrence Osborne decided to explore the psychological underpinnings of tourism itself. He took a six-month journey across the so-called Asian Highway-a swathe of Southeast Asia that, since the Victorian era, has seduced generations of tourists with its manufactured dreams of the exotic Orient. And like many a lost soul on this same route, he ended up in the harrowing forests of Papua, searching for a people who have never seen a tourist. What, Osborne asks, are millions of affluent itinerants looking for in these endless resorts, hotels, cosmetic-surgery packages, spas, spiritual retreats, sex clubs, and 'back to nature' trips? What does tourism, the world's single largest business, have to sell? A travelogue into that heart of darkness known as the Westernmind, The Naked Tourist is the most mordant and ambitious work to date from the author of The Accidental Connoisseur, praised by The New York Times Book Review as 'smart, generous, perceptive, funny, sensible.'
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H44M43S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing
  • Available formats: TXT, SNB, ODT, PDF, EPUB, WORD, DOC, CSV. Compressed in ZIP, CPIO, RAR, XZ, TBZ, LZO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.68 USD
  • Dimensions: 169x201x19mm
  • Weight: 313g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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