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World travel : an irreverent guide
2021
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"A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

A guide to some of the world’s most interesting places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.


- (HARPERCOLL)

A guide to some of the world's most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania's utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman's Empty Quarter'and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places'in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain's words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago's best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.


- (HARPERCOLL)

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This is an odd, bittersweet mash-up of a travel guide, covering some 45 countries (Argentina to Vietnam) that Bourdain reported on during his 16 years as a food correspondent for the likes of CNN, Travel Channel, and Food Network. Coauthor Woolever, who collaborated with Bourdain on his cookbook Appetites (2016), completes the project they'd begun before Bourdain tragically took his own life in 2018. Entries are straightforward, beginning with a Bourdain quote—set off in bold blue type—lifted from one of his television episodes on that country, followed by local airport logistics and one or more restaurant entries (with up-to-date contact info), which might include their featured dishes and more Bourdain quotes. Complementary sidebars written by friends and family are sprinkled throughout. Oddly, though, there's no mention of COVID-19, let alone how a traveler might navigate our pandemic world to reach any of these destinations. A surprisingly useful guide, but only for a time and place well beyond ours at the moment. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
Argentina
7(1)
Buenos Aires
7(6)
Australia
13(1)
Melbourne
13(3)
Sydney
16(7)
Austria
23(1)
Vienna
23(6)
Bhutan
29(6)
Brazil
35(1)
Salvador
35(4)
Cambodia
39(4)
Angkor Wat
43(1)
Kampot And Kep
43(2)
Canada
45(1)
Montreal & Quebec
45(5)
Toronto
50(8)
Vancouver
58(5)
China
63(1)
Hong Kong
63(5)
Shanghai
68(5)
Sichuan Province
73(6)
Croatia
79(6)
Cuba
85(8)
Finland
93(4)
France
97(1)
Chamonix (French Alps)
97(3)
Lyon
100(8)
Marseille
108(2)
Paris
110(11)
Ghana
121(1)
Accra
121(4)
India
125(1)
Mumbai: Eating On The Street
125(3)
Punjab
128(4)
Rajasthan
132(5)
Ireland
137(1)
Dublin
137(4)
Israel
141(1)
Jerusalem
141(4)
Italy
145(1)
Naples
145(4)
Rome
149(8)
Sardinia
157(6)
Japan
163(1)
Osaka: City Of Excess
163(4)
Tokyo
167(8)
Kenya
175(6)
Laos
181(6)
Lebanon
187(4)
Macau
191(6)
Malaysia
197(1)
Borneo Adventure: Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Iban Longhouse On The Skrang River
197(5)
Penang
202(3)
Mexico
205(1)
Mexico City
206(5)
Oaxaca
211(4)
Morocco
215(1)
Tangier
215(6)
Mozambique
221(6)
Myanmar
227(6)
Nigeria
233(1)
Lagos
233(6)
Oman
239(8)
Peru
247(1)
Lima
247(3)
Cusco And Machu Picchu
250(3)
Philippines
253(1)
Manila
253(6)
Portugal
259(1)
Lisbon
260(1)
Porto
261(4)
Singapore
265(10)
South Korea
275(1)
Seoul
275(8)
Spain
283(1)
Barcelona
283(3)
San Sebastian
286(5)
Sri Lanka
291(8)
Taiwan
299(6)
Tanzania
305(6)
Trinidad And Tobago
311(6)
United Kingdom
317(1)
London, England
317(5)
Edinburgh, Scotland (Pronounced "Edinburrah," Please)
322(2)
Glasgow, Scotland
324(3)
United States Of America
327(1)
Los Angeles, California
327(8)
Miami, Florida
335(3)
Atlanta, Georgia
338(6)
Chicago, Illinois
344(10)
New Orleans, Louisiana
354(5)
Provincetown, Massachusetts
359(3)
Detroit, Michigan
362(5)
Livingston, Montana
367(4)
New Jersey
371(7)
New York City
378(16)
Portland, Oregon
394(4)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
398(4)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
402(3)
Charleston, South Carolina
405(5)
Austin, Texas
410(3)
Seattle, Washington
413(5)
West Virginia
418(5)
Uruguay
423(2)
Montevideo
425(1)
Garzon
426(9)
Vietnam
435(1)
Central Vietnam: Hoi An And Hue
435(3)
Hanoi
438(3)
Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
441(6)
Appendix: Film References 447(4)
Acknowledgments 451(2)
Cited Quotes 453

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