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Smile when you're lying : confessions of a rogue travel writer
Chuck Thompson
Adult Nonfiction G465 .T59 2007

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ContentsPage
Introduction: You Deserve Betterp. 1
I - Aisle
1 - "Welcome to Thailand, Ulysses S. Grant!"p. 13
2 - Baked Alaska: How Drugs, Tourism, and Petroleum Tamed the Last Frontierp. 45
3 - Canned Hams, Kendo Beatdowns, and the Penis Olympics: The Education of an Accidental Ambassador in Japanp. 65
4 - Lost Among Expats: The Shiftless, Debauched, Tedious, and Necessary Existence of Americans Abroadp. 89
II - Middle
5 - Why Latin America Isn't the World's Number One Tourist Destination and Probably Never Will Bep. 117
6 - Am I the Only One Who Can't Stand the Caribbean?p. 137
7 - What Lazy Writers, Lonely Planet, and Your Favorite Travel Magazine Don't Want You to Knowp. 163
III - Window
8 - The Curse of Chinatown: And Other Updated Wisdom for the Modern Travelerp. 207
9 - Boys Gone Wild: How the Philippines Became the Friendliest Country in the World Despite/Because of the U.S. Militaryp. 225
10 - Is It OK to Miss the Cold War? The Philosophical Dilemma of Eastern Europep. 261
11 - Not-So-Ugly Americans and the Road of Good Intentionsp. 293
Acknowledgmentsp. 323


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