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Lonely Planet: The world's prime trip advisor writer. funny stories of shuttle and misadventure, Lonely Planet is familiar with that a few of life's funniest reports ensue at the street. whether or not they take the shape of unforeseen detours, accidental adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they could provide beginning to our so much discovered commute classes, and our such a lot memorable - and hilarious - shuttle stories.

These 31 globe-girdling stories that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face follies, hair-raising rides to culture-leaping brides, eccentric expats to mind-boggling repasts, flawed roads taken to agreements wrong. the gathering brings jointly a few of the world's most famous travelers and storytellers with formerly unpublished writers.

Includes tales by means of Wickam Boyle, Tim Cahill, Joshua Clark, Sean Condon, Chistopher R.Cox, David Downie, Holly Erikson, invoice Fink, Don George, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jeff Grenwald, Pico Iyer, Amanda Jones, Kathie Kertesz, Doug Lansky, Alexander Ludwick, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Jan Morris, Brooke Neill, Rolf Potts, Laura Resau, Michelle Richmond, Alana Semuels, Deborah Steg, Judy Tierney, Edwin Tucker, Jeff Vize, Danny Wallace, Kelly Watton, Simon Wichester, Michelle Witton

About Lonely Planet: began in 1973, Lonely Planet has turn into the world's top shuttle advisor writer with guidebooks to each vacation spot on this planet, in addition to an award-winning web site, a collection of cellular and electronic commute items, and a devoted tourist neighborhood. Lonely Planet's venture is to allow curious visitors to event the realm and to really get to the center of the locations the place they go back and forth.

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However, the ravens had been an instant source of curiosity to Balthazar Jones. During his first week, he wandered over to one perched on the wooden staircase leading to the entrance of the White Tower, begun by William the Conqueror to keep out the vile and furious English. As the bird eyed him, he stood admiring the thousands of colours that swam in the oily blackness of its feathers in the sunlight. He was equally impressed when the Ravenmaster, the Beefeater responsible for looking after the birds, called the creature’s name, and it arrived at the man’s feet following a shambolic flight due to its wings having been clipped to prevent it absconding.

He hung up his coat and approached the bar. Balthazar Jones, who had forgotten to remove his hat, sat down and tried to distract himself from his anxiety about what the man wanted by studying the framed signature of Rudolf Hess hanging on the wall. It had been given to a Beefeater during the Deputy Führer’s four-day imprisonment at the Tower. But Balthazar Jones had studied it so many times before, it failed to hold his attention. The Beefeater’s hope that Oswin Fielding would be seduced by the real ales evaporated when he returned with two teas and the last Kit Kat.

The situation continued for several days, as it took considerable time for Mrs. Cook to explore her new lodgings. Eventually, she was ready for a change of scenery. As soon as she set a wizened leg out of the front door, there was a uniform advance of one hop from the massed ravens. The birds displayed remarkable patience, for it took several hours for Mrs. Cook to make sufficient ground out of the door to warrant a second hop. The Ravenmaster blamed the fact that it was well past their lunchtimes for what happened next.

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