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A tourist in the Arab Spring

Author: Tom Chesshyre
Publisher: Chalfont St. Peter : Bradt Travel Guides, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, war reporters rushed to publish accounts of the uprising. Tom Chesshyre took a different approach - he jumped on a plane and became the first to return to the region as a tourist. The result is the fascinating, street-level tale of a lay traveller's journey through lands fresh from revolution. Chesshyre heads for tourist sites that few have seen in recent years, as well as new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Named Person: Tom Chesshyre; Tom Chesshyre; Tom Chesshyre
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Chesshyre
ISBN: 9781841624754 1841624756
OCLC Number: 819521073
Description: viii, 245 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Tunis and Sidi Bouzid: cigarette smugglers and hitchhiking heroes --
2. Sidi Bouzid and Garaat Bennour: it started with a fruit seller --
3. El Jem and Kairouan: mosques, marvels and a near miss --
4. Tunis and Carthage: tanks in the capital --
5. Djerba: lost with the lotus-eaters --
6. R'as Ajdir and Tripoli: tap, tap, tap intio the night --
7. Leptis Magna: there is a tourist? --
8. Sabratha and Tripoli: in Brother Leader's old bunker --
9. Behghazi, Cyrene and Qasr al-Haj: trouble and tea --
10. Cairo: salafists on Tahrir Square --
11. Cairo, Saqqara and Gaza: pharaohs, camels and a Yacoubian building --
12. Suez and Sharm el-Sheikh: to a dismal hut but profitable ditch ... and on --
13. Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba and St. Catherine's Monastery: smile: you are in Egypt.
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Tourist in the Arab Spring - Travel literature and holiday reads by Tom Chesshyre describes a lay tourist's experiences in post-revolution countries and sites. Featuring humourous and often harrowing  Read more...

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'Account of a trip through freshly revolutionised parts of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia paints the region as one of the most fascinating on Earth.'Time Out'A fascinating, often humurous, insight into a Read more...

 
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