Sleeping Around: A Couch Surfing Tour Of The Globe

Sleeping Around: A Couch Surfing Tour Of The Globe Brian Thacker
  • Title: Sleeping Around: A Couch Surfing Tour Of The Globe
  • Author: Brian Thacker
  • ISBN: 9781741752106
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sleeping Around: A Couch Surfing Tour Of The Globe Brian Thacker Sleeping Around A Couch Surfing Tour Of The Globe What sort of person offers up their couch to a complete stranger from the other side of the world And how can said stranger be sure that the owner of the couch is not a weirdo This title sets out on a
    What sort of person offers up their couch to a complete stranger from the other side of the world And how can said stranger be sure that the owner of the couch is not a weirdo This title sets out on a couch surfing tour of the globe to discover how and why kipping on someone s floor has become the hippest way to travel.
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    About Brian Thacker


    1. Travel Author Brian Thacker was born in England, but he didn t like the weather so he immigrated to Melbourne, Australia when he was six After many years working as an art director in advertising Brian worked as a tour leader escorting bus loads of drunk Aussies around Europe That experience became Brian s first book Rule No 5 No Sex on the Bus 2001 Since then Brian has written six other books including Planes, Trains and Elephants 2002 , The Naked Man Festival 2004 , I m Not Eating Any of That Foreign Muck 2005 , Where s Wallis 2006 , 2009 Travel Book of the Year for Sleeping Around and Tell Them to Get Lost Travels with the Lonely Planet guidebook that started it all 2011 Brian s books have been translated into German, Thai, Mandarin and Slovenian So far he has visited 79 countries 80 if you count Tasmania.Brian lives in Melbourne with his wife Beth and son Luca and daughter Jasmine.


    522 Comments


    1. Great read, really funny Specially for the fact that I am the Juan of the big huge monumental barbecue Brian is a really cool guy and I m glad I met him come back Brian and you ll have meat, meat, meat and meat

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    2. Ein sehr am santes Buch, und f r mich, als Reiseliteraturfan aller Art, sehr kurzweilig zu lesen Von einigen nicht so wohlwollenden Rezensionen, die bem ngelten, dass es in diesen Geschichten haupts chlich ums Saufen geht, muss ich zwar zustimmen Aber Brian Thacker schafft es, mit seiner skurril lustigen und aufgeschlossenen Art, das Ganze nicht in einen verkaterten und somit nebul sen Roadtrio absaufen Wortspiel zu lassen.Die Idee ist einfach man sucht nach Menschen, die ihr Sofa zur Verf gung [...]

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    3. A great tale of a journey around the world via strangers couches I envy the trip, the culture, the local knowledge and friendships made during the telling of this story This book makes couch surfing sound like a blast I can t wait to take my first trip.

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    4. Love the cheeky title I wanted to bring the book to school with me, but feared that the admin would get ahold of me sans question I often wonder how couch surfing or house swapping would work in real life, and so this book was very interesting in that the author went out on a limb and wrote about his experiences good and bad Two things bother me, though The first is that the author is a dude I would have gotten out of it if he were a girl Is it safe for women to couchsurf Are there certain plac [...]

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    5. Loved the book, which I read entirely on my phone noteworthy as it was my first ever e book It kept me company during quiet times at the Phnom Penh Water Festival, and then helped me survive the shock of the early morning commute, when I returned to work.I chose this book to load onto my phone from an unwitting and indirect recommendation Towards the end of October I was catching the 72 tram from Camberwell to Chapel St on a Friday evening A young Indian girl got on in Malvern and sat opposite m [...]

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    6. As a couch surfer it s always interesting to read or hear about other people s experiences Thacker s travel stories are easy and fun to read, though I couldn t quite relate to the central role booze appears to take in this books.

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    7. Naheliegend, dass man mir dieses Buch schenkte, nachdem ich vor einigen Jahren anfing, zu den lokalen Meetings der Couchsurfer zu gehen Jetzt endlich bin ich dazu gekommen, es auch zu lesen.Couchsurfing ist inzwischen zwar mehrfach durch die Medien gegangen, aber soviel in aller K rze Auf couchsurfing bieten Menschen anderen Menschen ihre Couch zum bernachten an Warum Der Grund ist weniger die kostenlose Unterkunft auch wenn dies manche zun chst f lschlich annehmen als vielmehr die M glichkeit d [...]

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    8. In an age of cheap airfares and porous boarders, where almost every corner of the globe, from Azerbaijan to Zambia, is open for tourism, going in to someone s home is probably the last authentic travelling experience Brian ThackerI had this book on my kindle to read for a few years now I was hesitating because I didn t want it to make me jealous about all the travelling I m not doing at the moment I finally opened it when I was in the mood for a book that would take me everywhere, and I m glad I [...]

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    9. This is one of the rare non fiction books that managed to keep my attention so that I could read it rather quickly less than a week in comparison to my usual time of several weeks for a non fiction.The title of the German edition Couch Surfing first caught my attention at the library because I had heard of Couch Surfing and was interesed in reading about somebody who actually tried it Brian Thacker has an intereseting way of writing.The thing that started to get on my nerves after some time is t [...]

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    10. Wenn man Urlaub in Bayern macht und einem das olle Wetter jeden zweiten Tag einen Strich durch die Rechnung macht, dann kommt man schon ins Gr beln Klar nun h tte ich auch selbst spontan den Rucksack packen k nnen und die Sofas dieser Welt bereisen, daf r war aber keine Zeit Zack, einfach ein Couchsurfing Buch geholt und dann Brian Thacker beim Reisen zugeguckt.Herr Thacker aus Australien, verheiratet und mit Nachwuchs versorgt, hatte es sich zum Ziel gesetzt um die Welt zu reisen, jede Nacht al [...]

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    11. Hmmm Well written, and some interesting and humorous insights into couchsurfing, but it was quite different from the couchsurfing experiences I have had Brian made his trip seem like just travelling from one hang over to another one long spring break Couchsurfers we have met are happy to share a drink but most don t have the money to go overboard every night They often also end up sleeping on spare beds rather than actual couches although maybe that is a recent change Not one I would recommend, [...]

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    12. Observes the mad antics of his various couchsurfing hosts around the world, giving us quirky facts, odd behaviours, and surprising attitudes but could have done with dialogue, taking us into the story , letting us see these people through what they say and the way they speak, rather than through the narrator s observations and judgements Get the impression that Thacker is up for trying anything his hosts suggest, which mostly leads to trying some surprising local dishes, however the overall fo [...]

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    13. A few things i ve picked up from the book1 A drink or two mostly 2 brings cultures, no matter how different together.2 Most countries are can t be judged by the brochure or stereotype they are They re way better and interesting 3 As with drink, a nice dinner tears down all barriers.Makes you want to explore the different countries in the book and puts you in the mood for travel and exploration It gives a view of a culture from a true blue local or a long residing expat s point of view.

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    14. Enjoyable read An interesting way to travel and see how others live their lives A lot of the nightlife was drinking, drinking and drinking which I didn t really relate to I m 45 so would have loved to see a bit variety in that department Loved the different types of couches and their comfort level that were on offer for Brian Keen to check out the other travel books Brian has written.

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    15. Brian Thackers Reisebericht ist unterhaltsam geschrieben und f r jeden der Couchsurft und auch f r jeden anderen ein interessanter Erfahrungsbericht und eine Reihe netter Anekdoten Wer sich unter Couch Surfing nicht viel vorstellen kann, es trotzdem gerne ausprobieren w rde, sollte dieses Buch auf jeden Fall vorher lesen, um zu wissen, was einen erwartet.

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    16. This is the first book I found when trying to find out about couchsurfing This is also the first travel book I ve read.I am really not sure what I expected.The book focuses on the people To no fault of the book however, I realized that I don t really care about people that much.I ll probably make a bad couch surfer.

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    17. What a great read I have read all of Brian Thacker s books and this has to be one of the best There s all the usual humor and the insightful social commentary that make Thacker s books both fun and informative And I had never heard from couch surfing which sounds like a fantastic way to travel.Highly recommended

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    18. What a great read Not only do you learn about how couch surfing works, but you also get an inside view of the culture of many countries Presenting the non tourist insight, Brian shares with us the personalities and adventures he had whilst couch surfing around the world.

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    19. The author travels around the world sleeping on strangers couches which, of course, gives him a great opportunity to get away from the tourist spots to see how people really live and to give his liver a real workout

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    20. Started well but I felt it lost momentum around Belgium.

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    21. 3.5stars it s a quick enjoyable read i would have wished for some facts.

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    22. Entertaing and educational

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    23. A light hearted trip around the world with a couchsurfer.Brian visited some interesting places, and many interesting people.

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    24. wanna travel for free almost check out this man s extra ordinary experiences.I enjoyed every bit of it is travel book unlike any other else.

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    25. He registrado un libro en BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 13092517

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    26. I read the English version Very funny Makes you want to go out and see the world in the local way I want to read his other books after reading this one.

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