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No Shitting in the Toilet Paperback – 1 May 2002

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group); 1st Bantam Books Edition edition (1 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553814516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553814514
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,889,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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.

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A travel guide for the experienced, new and wish-i-was backpacker. NSITT differs from the norm in the genre as it isn’t full of the normal, glowing references for the most expensive hotels, restaurants et cetera in the region. It instead gives you impractical (and some pratical) tips to travel, accompanied with the writer’s natural wit and his own amazing experiences in travelling.
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.
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Peter Moore is an accomplished Aussie traveller who's written several books on the backpacking experience, and continues to write travel columns for major newspapers all over the world. Moore has been lucky enough to creep into some of the most legendary travelling spots - Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iran, amongst others - an experience which for many travellers will now be impossible.
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.
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This is no classic travel book, more of a spoof backpacking guide, giving you an idea of where not to stay and what not to do on your travels.
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).
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This book is best described as an amusing collection of anecdotes from a traveller...thin on practical helpful advice to 'first timers'...buy it purely to fill the boring wait for that terminaly delayed flight.
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I have never had the pleasure of travelling abroad with only the bare essentials in a pack on my back, but if I ever felt the urge to do that, this is the only book to read first. Peter has put all the most dodgy bus trips, best embassies, travellers' ailments, rip-offs and souvenirs in one book. More compact than Lonely Planet, more revealing than Rough Guides, more humourous than Fodor's:
LEAVE THE REST - THIS IS THE BEST!
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As a devoted armchair traveller, some of the advice in Moores' book filled me with a faint, cold fear. That said, if you are a more adventurous soul then this is actually a useful guide. The author has visited most of the places on earth that are worth visiting...and some that probably aren't. Thus he's well versed in the dos and don'ts of backpacking. A friend who spent a year traipsing all over the Southern Hemisphere has also given the book a sound seal of approval.A really good read, even for those without itchy feet.
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Peter Moore is the Bill Bryson for the slacker generation, "No Shitting in the Toilet" goes to the places that other travel books fear to tread (or if the do they runaway screaming like a big girl).
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!
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