After I had gotten some European travel under my belt, I read this book because I was beginning to explore some areas of the world I had little experience with.
Pelton’s book not only equips travelers with practical information and tips for travel in “dangerous places” but he also includes some solid background on those regions.
His writing style is unique in that it presents a lot of potentially negative information in a humorous and frank manner.
Whether you’re stuck without water in a desert, find yourself face to face with predatory animals, or have just been kidnapped, there are tons of tips that prepare you to handle challenging situations.
This book should be read by all travelers looking to go to a distant land that (unfortunately) frequents newspaper headlines.