A highly entertaining anecdotal collection of humorous life observations during a trip around the world. Travelling by bus to Kathmandu, the author experiences hair-raising misadventures: a chase through Jerusalem, a gun battle in Jordan, a pummelling by a gargantuan masseur in Istanbul, a python in India, and the terrifying James Bond encounter in Australia. His portrait of an Afghani shopkeeper has a bizarre twist. Time-travelling detours punctuate interesting stories about the Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House, Tahiti, Easter Island statues and Christ in Rio. More than a travelogue, personal insights and character portrayals are underscored by whimsical humour.
Keywords: Travel adventures, Anecdotal true stories, Whimsical humour, Round-the-World travel, Life observations, Northern humour, Bus to Kathmandu, World cultures, Art and architecture, School trips, Paris, Istanbul, Taj Mahal, Petra, Easter Island statues, Australia, South America, Hair raising incidents, Light-hearted tales, Fun holiday-read