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by Lee Meriwether

Download How To See Europe on 50¢ a Day: A Tramp's Trip eBook
ISBN:
1602396671
Author:
Lee Meriwether
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing (May 26, 2009)
Pages:
304 pages
EPUB book:
1174 kb
FB2 book:
1742 kb
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1537 kb
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Rating:
4.6
Votes:
124


60s,we went to europe on five dollars a da. ou can only do that when you are young.

60s,we went to europe on five dollars a da. this book was interesting,even though it is somewhat dated. 4 people found this helpful. It suddenly goes from how Meriwether finally arrives "in the Eternal City safe and sound," to how he and his brother were arrested and taken to Oloron, to be accused of being German Spies. It was such an uncomfortable and jarring jump that now I won't know until probably much later on in the book the full context of the situation. And in trying to figure out what happened, I feel like I've ran into a spoiler of his later journeys.

Book Excerpt: "High life in Europe has been paid sufficient attention by travellers and writers. I was desirous of seeing something of low life; I donned the blouse and hobnailed shoes of a workman, and spent a year in a "Tramp Trip' from Gibraltar to the Bosporous

Book Excerpt: "High life in Europe has been paid sufficient attention by travellers and writers. I was desirous of seeing something of low life; I donned the blouse and hobnailed shoes of a workman, and spent a year in a "Tramp Trip' from Gibraltar to the Bosporous. Some of my experiences have been related in letters to the New York World, the Philadelphia Press, the St. Louis Republican, and other American newspapers, and in my official report to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of the Interior, Washington, .

Lee Meriwether boards a steamer in Brooklyn for Italy in 1886 and begins a whirlwind tour of Europe, traveling through Germany, Turkey, Greece, Austria, England, Hungary, and more, all for just 50 cents a day. Meriwether is the original college-dropout whose adventures created a blueprint for generations of travelers from the hippies of the 1960s to today’s backpacking stu Lee Meriwether boards a steamer in Brooklyn for Italy in 1886 and begins a whirlwind tour of Europe, traveling through Germany, Turkey, Greece, Austria, England, Hungary, and more, all for just 50 cents a day.

Meriwether, Lee, 1862-1966. Europe - Description and travel. WorldCat (this item). New York, London, Harper & Brothers.

Harper & brothers, 1886 - Europe - 276 pages. Harper & brothers, 1886. From inside the book.

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The original college-dropout backpacker that started it all—this traveler’s classic is reissued here for the first time, and follows the adventures of Lee Meriwether in 1886 as he boards a steamer in Brooklyn and heads for Italy—to travel Europe on two quarters a day. Escaping a jail sentence in Italy for trying to sleep for free in the grounds of Pompeii and climbing into a volcano at midnight are just a few of the cheap adventures that Merriwether relates as he travels to Germany, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, and England, all the while commenting on the sights he sees with an eye for social justice and his own special brand of humor.
  • Anaragelv
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  • Ber
I really enjoyed this book. It wasnt slow at all, and the author traveled various countries and saw totally different things than the normal tourist, and I really enjoyed that. I loved stepping back in his time and enjoying his travels in the 1800's. When I started reading this book , I thought it maybe written in older upity language, but no, it is very understandable and enjoyable just how he wrote it. Give it a go, you wont be disapointed.
  • Konetav
Don't expect Fodor's guide to fine dining in Europe or Let'sGo Europe. This is not that kind of book and you really shouldn't expect to take anything useful out of it except for some light entertainment. Also, this probably isn't for you if you'd feel disgusted by the thought of couch surfing or working for your next meal.
On the other hand, if you're an adventure seeking youth or youth at heart, this is a great book to read while hitchhiking across modern Europe.
  • Bedy
in the mid. 60s,we went to europe on five dollars a day.you can only do that when you are young.this book was interesting,even though it is somewhat dated.
  • Ienekan
The premise is great, as is the prose of Meriwether. I'm not bothered by the dated atmosphere it portrays, since it only adds more character to the situation as a whole.

However, there are a few grammatical errors along the way, some of the footnotes are incomplete, and at the tail end of Chapter IV, there seems to be a large chunk of text missing, or perhaps it was teleported from another part of the book. It suddenly goes from how Meriwether finally arrives "in the Eternal City safe and sound," to how he and his brother were arrested and taken to Oloron, to be accused of being German Spies.

It was such an uncomfortable and jarring jump that now I won't know until probably much later on in the book the full context of the situation. And in trying to figure out what happened, I feel like I've ran into a spoiler of his later journeys.

I'll still be reading further than Chapter IV, but I just wish that whoever transitioned the actual book to the Kindle format took more care in doing so. Maybe that's why the book is free for the time being.