Thursday, February 6, 2014

How To Travel the World for Free by Michael Wigge

How to Travel the World for Free: One Man, 150 Days, Eleven Countries, No Money!This is a fairly entertaining read of one man's travel experiment: Go from Germany to Antarctica without spending a penny.

He was quite innovative in making money along the way : pillow fights, the human couch, applying sunscreen, shoveling hay etc. He slept on couches, in city parks and buses. He ate well in some places and in others went hungry.
All in all it was interesting reading.

What I didn't like:

The language. ok, technically he didn't really cuss. He would write f****. Hmmmm I wonder what that means? I don't know about you but my brain supplies the missing letters quite easily! So that put me off. View Spoiler

Begging. If someone needs to beg, ok. But for a wealthy German to beg food off poor South Americans just so he doesn't have to use his credit card and ruin his experiment was frankly immoral. And it changed my opinion of him.

The editing. NEEDS NEEDS EDITING. There's hardly any capitalizations at the beginning of sentences. How hard is THAT to spot? Such a small thing but it sure makes a difference.

BOTTOM LINE : Not bad for free.
MY RATING : PG-13 for profanity and coarse speech.

I received a free ebook from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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