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Sleeping Around: A Couch Surfing Tour of the Globe by [Thacker, Brian]
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Our couch is not in an excellent shape, however all the conventional facilities are there. I also expect decent standards of hygiene from you (i.e. no peeing on the floors).

Shashank, New Delhi, India

www.couchsurfing.com

What sort of person offers up their couch to complete strangers? And how can said strangers be sure that the owner of that couch is not an axe-wielding psychopath? Intrigued by this fast-growing phenomenon Brian Thacker set out on a couch surfing tour of the globe to discover how and why dossing on someone's lounge room floor has become the latest, hippest way to travel.

It's time to grab your passport, strap yourself in and join Brian as he travels through the Americas, Africa, India, Iceland and places in between, sleeping on floors and couches, under drum kits and in wardrobes; hanging out with some of the strangest, most charming, entertaining or just plain crazy people you could hope --- or perhaps hope not --- to meet.

There's Mariana of Rio de Janeiro, who is, in her own words, the coolest and happiest Carioca in Rio; Sm ri from Reykjav k who fed Brian rancid shark; and not forgetting the very hospitable Bob from Chicago (who even threw in a riot just to make him feel at home) to name but a few. Then again, after a night fighting off malaria-carrying mosquitos in a sweat pit in Nairobi you may never feel like leaving home again.

Brian has no idea just where he's going to end up or what he's getting himself into, but you can bet your bottom dollar (and his) that this will be one strange, weird, wonderful, mildly terrifying and very funny adventure.

BRIAN THACKER is the author of five previous travel books and has slept on beds, couches and floors in 77 countries. Brian lives in Melbourne with his wife Natalie and daughter Jasmine where he only very rarely gets sent to sleep on the couch.

About the Author

Brian Thacker is the author of Rule No. 5: No Sex on the Bus (2001), Planes, Trains and Elephants (2002), The Naked Man Festival (2004), I'm Not Eating Any of That Foreign Muck (2005) and Where's Wallis? (2006). In his travels he has visited 62 countries (63 if you count Tasmania). He lives in Melbourne with his wife Natalie and daughter Jasmine.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 960 KB
  • Print Length: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (1 August 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Y3A17C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #510,756 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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