The Turk Who Loved Apples

The Turk Who Loved Apples

And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the author's numerous trips to exotic places all over the world and argues that modern travelers should throw away their guidebooks and let the places they visit be their only guide.

Perseus Publishing
The popular New York Times travel reporter’s spirited case for chucking guidebooks and becoming the independent travelers we all deep

While writing his celebrated Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times, Matt Gross began to feel hemmed in by its focus on what he thought of as “traveling on the cheap at all costs.” When his editor offered him the opportunity to do something less structured, the Getting Lost series was born, and Gross began a more immersive form of travel that allowed him to “lose his way all over the globe”—from developing-world megalopolises to venerable European capitals, from American sprawl to Asian archipelagos. And that's what the never-before-published material in The Turk Who Loved Apples is all about: breaking free of the constraints of modern travel and letting the place itself guide you. It's a variety of travel you'll love to experience vicariously through Matt Gross—and maybe even be inspired to try for yourself.

Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
ISBN: 9780306821158
Branch Call Number: 910.4 GROSS
Characteristics: viii, 280 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Includes index


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Jan 17, 2017

I had high hopes for this book being a seasoned traveler myself but was left ultimately disappointed. Though through some sections of the book were well written and beautifully detailed, the majority of the book was hard to remain focused in. The author jumps from place to place, and goes back and forth with various relationships in the book. It was hard to keep up. I would have had it prefered that he kept each chapter relevant to the location he was in. Example: He'd jump from cambodia, to vietnam, to the USA, to cambodia, to europe, to cambodia etc.

Jun 17, 2013

fantastic book well written.


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