Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America Catherine Ryan Howard

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Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America  by  Catherine Ryan Howard

Backpacked: A Reluctant Trip Across Central America by Catherine Ryan Howard
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Catherine prefers bath robes to bed bugs, lattes to lizards and mini-bars to malaria. So why is she going backpacking? Catherine Ryan Howard isnt the backpacking type. Working for one of the worlds biggest hotel chains, she and her employee discount have become accustomed to complimentary bath robes, 24-hour room service and Egyptian cotton sheets.

As for holidays, Catherine likes places that encourage lying - lying on the beach, lying by the pool, lying in bed... Shes been on what feels like one long holiday in Florida when her fearless best friend, Sheelagh, announces plans to backpack across Central America. With Catherines US visa about to expire, her having no desire to return home to Ireland just yet and her common sense, evidently, on a day off, she agrees to go along.

After all, how bad can this backpacking thing be? Um... very bad, actually. Catherine soon finds herself showering with the threat of electrocution, living with mutant cockroaches, sleeping on wooden planks, suffering from all but one of the side-effects listed on her bottle of anti-malarial tablets (liver failure, in case you were wondering) and riding a horse up the side of a smoking, lava-filled volcano known for its unpredictable eruptions and bandit activity. And thats just the first week. Picking up where her bestselling memoir, MOUSETRAPPED: A YEAR AND A BIT IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA left off, BACKPACKED is the wry tale of what happened when one very reluctant backpacker hit the backpacker trail and discovered that beyond the mosquitoes, bad coffee and flea-infested hostels lie bigger mosquitoes, even worse coffee and flea-infested hostels whose bathrooms have no doors.



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