We came, we saw, we left : a family gap year / Charles Wheelan
Book | W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. | 2021 | First edition.
4 holds on first copy returned of 11 copies

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First edition.
269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations, maps : 24 cm
"Nine months, six continents, three teenagers" -- Cover.
Lost in Medellín -- What Were We Thinking? -- The Long Farewell -- If You Want Peace, You Won't Get Justice -- Into the Amazon -- Things Go South in South America -- Inspired by Real Events -- To the End of the Earth (Almost) -- Charlie's Choice -- The Left Side of the Road -- The Exploding Penis -- Do You Have What It Takes to Cross Four Lanes of Saigon Traffic? -- Indian Bureaucracy 2, Wheelan Family 1 -- A Punjabi Shortcut -- One Afternoon in Tanzania -- Home Is Where Your Friends Are -- Heading to Hanover -- The Things We Learned -- Epilogue: Where Are They Now?
"Charlie Wheelan and his family do what others dream of: they take a year off to travel the world. This is their story. What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre-COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"-and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic-We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family's gap-year experiment. Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring answers to questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? From Colombia to Cambodia, We Came, We Saw, We Left chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780393633955 (hardcover)
0393633950 (hardcover)
9780393633962 electronic publication
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