When You’re Lying, Chuck Thompson laid bare the travel
industry’s dirtiest secrets.
| Now he’s out to discover
if some of the world’s most ill-reputed destinations live up to
bad raps, while confronting a few of his own travel anxieties in the
process. The guru
of extreme tourism sets out to face his worst fears in Africa, India,
Mexico City, and—most terrifying of all—at Disney World..
Whether he’s traveling
across the Congo with a former bodyguard from notorious dictator Joseph
Mobutu’s retinue or diving into the heart of India’s
monsoon season, To
Hellholes and Back delivers Thompson’s trademark
combination of hilarious stories and wildly provocative opinions, as
well as some surprising observations about America’s evolving
place in the world.
To Hellholes and Back
Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism
by Chuck Thompson
Holt Paperbacks, 2009