101 Countries: Discovering the World Through Fast Travel (Paperback)
With an inability to sit still, a knack for handling uncomfortable travel, and a mission to see most of the world with as little time and money as possible, the author embarks on a whirlwind tour of five continents. His style of travel often incurs unexpected adventures, including sleeping with bums in Tokyo, Rome and Krakow; getting sick from street food in Amman and Shanghai; and being detained in small rooms by authorities in Cambodia, Siberia, Grenada and the United States. His travels take him from the beauty of Scandinavia, Tierra del Fuego and the Caribbean, to the shadier sides of Guyana, Pakistan and Kenya. In addition to the travelogue, "101 Countries" includes background information on places visited, discussions of different standards of living, and tips for independent travel.