Paul Theroux - The Pillars of Hercules (A Grand Tour of The Mediterranean) (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Travel & Guidebooks
- First Published : 1995 (This edition 1996)
- ISBN : 9780041024532
- SKU : B000026
- PPC : SP400gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
At the gateway to the Mediterranean lie The Pillars of Hercules: Gibraltar and Ceuta, in Morocco.
Paul Theroux decided to travel from one to the other - but taking the long way round.
His grand tour of the Mediterranean begins in Gibraltar and takes him through Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Greece, Istanbul and beyond. He travels by any means necessary - including dilapidated taxi, smoke-filled bus, bicycle and even a cruise-liner.
He encounters bullfights, bazaars and British tourists, discovers pockets of humanity in war-torn Slovenia and Croatia, is astounded by the urban developments on the Costa del Sol and marvels at the ancient wonders of Delphi.
Told with Theroux's inimitable wit and style, this lively and eventful tour evokes the essence of Mediterranean life.
"For a year and a half he circumnavigates what could pass for the world's biggest lake, sharing its people and their stories, both the celebrated and common. Learn the differences and similarities between the Turks and the Tunisians, the Libyans and Lebanese, for if there's one thing you'll end up doing on a Theroux trip, it's learn. And short of being there yourself, have almost as much fun doing it." - Goodreads Review.
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