Traveller Dave Tomlinson recreates his adventures exploring popular tourist trails as well as remote destinations. His travels take in a variety of cities and countries, from Indonesia and Australia, to Portugal and Ecuador, charting the highs and lows of his adventures in culture, food and fun.
Peppered with photographs of each destination, this pleasant little book was an easy read without being boring. The author’s accounts of his travels are told in an amusing way that conveys the excitement of his journeys and the hazards of travelling alone, in most cases without the benefit of knowing the language or using an interpreter.
The stories are all around 500 words and Tomlinson’s straightforward style and enthusiasm for his subject, comes over in bucketfuls. If you’re looking for an in-depth, warts-and-all guide, you won’t find it here, but Around the World in 80 Tales will give you a taste of the world in a series of enjoyable bite size chunks.