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Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: 9780805087888336 Pages
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The guru of extreme tourism sets out to face his worst fears in Africa, India, Mexico City, and—most terrifying of all—at Disney World
In the widely-acclaimed Smile When You're Lying, Chuck Thompson laid bare the travel industry's dirtiest secrets. Now he's out to discover if some of the world's most ill-reputed destinations live up to their bad raps, while confronting a few of his own travel anxieties in the process. Whether he's traveling across the Congo with a former bodyguard from notorious dictator Joseph Mobutu's retinue or diving into the heart of India's monsoon season, To Hellholes and Back delivers Thompson's trademark combination of hilarious stories and wildly provocative opinions, as well as some surprising observations about America's evolving place in the world.
TO HELLHOLES AND BACK
Trouble starts as soon as I clear customs and meet Henri in the parking lot of Kinshasa's N'Djili International Airport. Henri introduces himself, shakes my weary hand with his damp one, pulls the cigarette from the side...