By Chuck Thompson
From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures travel of picture-perfect locales, harmful locations, and puffed up hellholes from a man who understands the reality approximately travel
Travel author, editor, and photographer Chuck Thompson has spent greater than a decade traipsing via thirty-five (and counting) international locations around the globe, and he is had adequate. adequate of the half-truths demanded by way of journal editors, adequate of the without end recycled clichés considered as reliable commute writing, and adequate of the gruesome secrets and techniques fiercely guarded by means of the commute undefined. yet ordinarily, he is had adequate of returning domestic from assignments and leaving the main attention-grabbing tales and the main provocative insights at the editing-room flooring. From getting swindled in Thailand to working afoul of customs inspectors in Belarus, from defusing adverse Swedish rockers behind the scenes in Germany to a closed-door assembly with commute pros telling him why he is approximately to be fired once more, Thompson's no-holds-barred sort is clean, invigorating, and all these different adjectives shuttle writers use to explain spa holidays the place the most charm is a regular colonic.
Smile if you end up Lying takes readers on an impossible to resist sequence of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin the US, and past; info the consequences of globalization at the informal tourist and ponders the way forward for shuttle as we all know it; and gives up a treasure trove of travel-industry secrets and techniques accrued all through a decidedly speckled career.