Route 66 AD
On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
By (author) Tony Perrottet
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Route 66 AD by Tony Perrottet
Book DescriptionBill Bryson meets 'Gladiator' as a modern-day couple goes on the trail of Ancient Roman tourists from Italy through Greece, Turkey and Egypt in this hugely entertaining, witty travel book that brings to life the ancient world as well as providing rich insights into one of the best-travelled areas on earth. In Route 66 AD, Tony Perrotet travels throughout the Meditteranean, using an itinerary modeled on that of the world's first tourists the ancient Romans. Using an archaic guidebook from the era, Perrotet writes an entertaining travel book that is also a funny, intelligent rich discussion of ancient history and culture versus our own. Travelling with his 3-months pregnant girlfriend, Tony decided that they should visit a safe, very familiar location for their last trip before parenthood, rather than the hair-raising exotic locales they usually visited. He had been to Tierra del Fuego five times, but never to Rome! Starting in Rome, and travelling through Greece and Turkey, they ended up in Egypt, having experienced a not-so-safe and predictable wild ride in the meantime, from scuba diving among the ancient ruins in the Bay of Naples, to visiting Pompeii McDonalds, to m
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740511469
(209mm x 138mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-May-2002
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Tony Perrottet
The need for perpetual motion has always been Tony Perrottet's most obvious personality disorder. Studying History at Sydney he regularly disappeared hitch-hiking through the Outback, or traveling through rural India (enjoying a brief, inglorious career as a film extra in Rajasthan). On graduation, he moved to South America as a roving correspondent where he covered the Shining Path war in Peru, drug running in the Colombian Amazon and several rebellions in Argentina. Now living in Manhattan he continues to commute to Iceland, Tierra del Fuego and Zanzibar, while contributing to Esquire, Outside, the New York Times and the Sunday Times. Route 66 AD will appear in translation in Germany, Japan, Holland and Brazil.
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