8 Jul 2024

HOW TO SURVIVE MAKING YOURSELF LOOK SILLY WHILE DANCING WITH THE GERMAN MAFIA AT A BAVARIAN NIGHTCLUB AND OTHER LESSER KNOWN TRAVEL TIPS.

 

HOW TO SURVIVE MAKING YOURSELF LOOK SILLY WHILE DANCING WITH THE GERMAN MAFIA AT A BAVARIAN NIGHTCLUB AND OTHER LESSER KNOWN TRAVEL TIPS by SIMON YEATES.

Genre ... Humour, Memoir, Travel

Publication Date ... 28th December 2023

Estimated Page Count ... 252

Standalone third book in a 3 part series

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CR6GDDXR/


The best has been saved to last. Book 3 of a hilarious series of travel misadventures and dubious personal introspection by Australian author Simon Yeats, who from an early age learned that the best way to approach the misfortunes of this world is to laugh about it.


Simon shares his comedic insights into the unusual and uproarious elements of living life as an Aussie ex-pat and having a sense of Wanderlust as pervasive as Cholera in the 1850s.


From how to outwit the Italian police while trying to find parking in downtown Genoa, to how to negotiate exploring the Roman ruins of Plovdiv, Bulgaria while on crutches, to how to impress the German Mafia with 80s dance moves, to how to leave a lasting impression on a crowded bar in Gothenburg, Sweden after combining alcohol and antibiotics.


Simon Yeats has gone into the world and experienced all the out of the ordinary moments for you to sit back and enjoy the experience without the need to rupture a disc or succumb to Dengue fever.

With previous titles, How To Start A Riot In A Brothel In Thailand By Ordering A Beer And Other Lesser Known Travel Tips and How To Avoid Getting Mugged In Rio De Janeiro By Singing Songs By The Police And Other Lesser Known Travel Tips it was only to be expected that this, the third book in the series, would have an equally long and impressive title ... and, at 23 words long, it did not fail.

You could be forgiven that after three such books these anecdotes might have become a bit, well, tired but in fact, another destination, another adventure, I feel like they have a lot of, err, mileage {Sorry, I couldn't resist; travel memoir, mileage, get it? No? Maybe not} in them yet which is why, reputedly the last of his travel memoirs, I can only hope that Yeates gets to go on many more adventures in order to write another one.

But as it is ...

Quite possibly the funniest of the three books, not least because as someone who needs crutches themselves I couldn't help but laugh out loud as I pictured Yeates' sister {quite possibly the funniest character we are introduced to} dragging him sightseeing across a town in Bulgaria whilst he himself was on crutches.

In short, whether it be showing the German mafia some classic moves on the dancefloor, Chinese women of, emm, a certain age, standing, yelling at an airport's customer service desk or a Greek market seller who swears by olive oil as a cure all {and that's only in this book}, you have to give it to the author he has some wonderful travel tales to tell and he tells them in such a way that you cannot help but laugh.


Simon Yeats has lived nine lives, and by all estimations, is fast running out of the number he has left. His life of globetrotting the globe was not the one he expected to lead. He grew up a quiet, shy boy teased by other kids on the playgrounds for his red hair. But he developed a keen wit and sense of humor to always see the funnier side of life.

With an overwhelming love of travel, a propensity to find trouble where there was none, and being a passionate advocate of mental health, Simon’s stories will leave a reader either rolling on the floor in tears of laughter, or breathing deeply that the adventures he has led were survived.

No author has laughed longer or cried with less restraint at the travails of life.

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With thanks to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for organising a paper copy. One of several bloggers participating in the Blog Tour of this book, agree or disagree with me, all opinions are my own; no financial compensation was asked for nor given; threats of violence towards my favourite teddy bear went unheeded as did promises of chocolate.


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