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Miss-adventures By Amy Baker

by Amy Baker

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After planning to backpack round South America, Amy spends the next three months fending off well-meaning but absurd advice, which she ignores... right up until she runs into trouble.

Part memoir and part inspirational traveller's tale, Miss-adventures is a funny and frank account of a young woman exercising her independence.

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Miss-adventures Summary

Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America by Amy Baker

`Watch out for men with too much wooden jewellery, Amy. I know what you're like... you'll let them sucker you in with their yoga chat but essentially, they're unwashed... and you don't want to put your face anywhere near an unwashed penis, let me tell you.'

Carol, receptionist

Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humourist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course... that is, until she ran into trouble.

After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known `Clever People' like Tina Fey, Salvador Dali and Mother Teresa, Amy finally establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.

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Miss-adventures Reviews

`the book is scattered with genuine laugh out loud moments... If you like books written by Tony Hawks, then this is right up your street * Nudge Book Blog *
`For laugh-out-loud relatable anecdotes, journalist Amy Baker's account of travelling around South America is an easy winner' * Suitcase Magazine *

About Amy Baker

Amy Baker is a freelance journalist, blogger, and copywriter. She is an experienced travel writer and has written for The Huffington Post, STA Travel, Easyjet Traveller, and TNT Magazine.

Table of Contents

1 1. I Don't Want To Scare You But; 2 2. Why I Left; 3 3. Risking My Life In Pursuit Of Pesos; 4 4. Getting My Eye In; 5 5. An Encounter With The World's Most Handsome Man; 6 6. The Jungle; 7 7. The Mountain; 8 8. The Reason I Had To Flee; 9 9. An Unfortunate Run-In With Colombian Drug Lords; 10 10. A Total Dick And Two Utter Weirdos; 11 11. The Night Of The Supersonic Weed Brownies; 12 12. How Not To Behave Around Men; 13 13. The Night I Surfed To The Moon - And Other Times I Did Things I Probably Shouldn't Have; 14 14. Life Above The Clouds; 15 15. Some Lessons Of My Own

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Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America by Amy Baker
Amy Baker
Used - Very Good
Summersdale Publishers
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.