No Shitting in the Toilet Paperback – 1 May 2002
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"'Peter Moore is the genuine article, a traveller's traveller'" (FHM)
"'This infinitely handy, irreverent bullet-pointed code of conduct (and misconduct) abroad revels in a kind of anti-Wish You Were Here ethos. Expect the worse, then turn to this to find ideas, answers and, best of all, comfort in the sod's law of holiday-going'" (The Scotsman)
"'Seasoned travellers will find plenty to relate to in this witty and observant book, especially the gentle dig at some of the more conventional guides'" (Lancashire Evening Post)
"'It's not a run-of-the-mill travel book, oh no, but a book no traveller can do without'" (Virginstudent.com)
"'Definitely a book to take with you as an accompaniment to a detailed travel guide, or even better, a humorous reminder of your trip when you get back home...well worth a read' " (Outland Website) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The bestselling alternative travel guide by the author of The Wrong Way Home and Vroom with a View --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Comprises of Peter Moore’s top ten experiences with things whilst travelling, from drinking, border crossings, souvenirs, to sex & romance. And also the best places to do them (and often wthe best places not too).
Moore's tales of strange fungi in your shoes, rats on pillows and how to deal with some health problems are funny, well told and original.
The book is best read, as it suggests within, in spasmoidic chunks, when it is relevant to you - unless your taking it with you, or your not going anywhere!
A practical book for the hitchhiker, or for just general amusement, but not for you if you don’t want to know the realities of backpacking.
NSITT is a nice collection of reminiscences from his travels, and serves as a nice introduction to the wonders (and horrors) of backpacking travel for those who haven't been there, and as a hilarious reminder for those of us who have. The tone of the book is jokey, and packed with "Top 10" lists from "Big Nights Out" to "Traveller's Ailments". It's a fun, easy, sarcastically humorous read - an ideal gift for someone who's about to set out on the road.
If you've read any of Peter Moore's travel books already, you may be slightly disappointed to find it's basically a collection of episodes which he's already described in detail in his other books, dressed up as the classic "shaggy dog" stories that you hear from travellers everywhere. Some of the episodes crop up repeatedly in different categories, too.
I suspect that a bit of "exaggeritis" (something he warns about as a classic traveller's ailment), may have crept in in parts, and it's strayed a little too far towards the "comedy foreigners" portrayal in other areas. Still, it's a useful book for the backpacker wannabe, as it manages to get across the essential messages of looking after yourself on the road, without becoming too dark and scary. Moore's experiences are at worst, whimsical, and his infectious optimism makes the best of unpleasant situations.Read more ›
It is divided up into sections such as When (not to go) and Buses (and associated horror stories). It is very amusing and has some real laugh out loud moments, which as a former backpacker myself I can relate to. If you are thinking of going, don't let it put you off!
This guide is not to be taken seriously and is to be enjoyed for all the sticky situations Moore got himself into (and out of).
LEAVE THE REST - THIS IS THE BEST!
Whilst most travel guides concentrate on the positives and mostly ignore the negatives Peter Moores' book revels in the bad like a swine in shit.
Topics such as border crossings (to bribe or not to bribe?), travel romances and souvenirs (how tacky is too tacky?) are covered with typical Aussie humour and do actualy contain some real nuggets of useful advice, no really!
All in all a most amusing book that despite the mainy tales of near death and destruction will have those of you with the travellers genes longing for the open road, just don't let your mum read it before you go!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a collection of microstories the longest being a page and a half about what to see and what to do on a backpacking trip. Read morePublished on 7 Jun. 2010 by B Murphy
This book currently resides in the family bathroom and is providing reading material for anyone interested enough to pick it up to read. Read morePublished on 14 April 2010 by V. Levy
A very enjoyable read from a very knowledgable travel writer. Peter Moore has been travelling for almost all his adult life and he has used this book to guide fellow travellers. Read morePublished on 1 July 2009 by Daniel Storey
Amusing entertaining book with lists all about aspects of travel. The emphasis on humour and I often laughed out loud. Read morePublished on 14 May 2009 by Gothicfun
I love this book, I've sold 90% of my books on amazon but never this one! I've never even camped, far less back-packed, but I felt as though I was there with him.... Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2008 by Walshylass