30 years of adventures from 100 countries
Take off with the author on an extravagant adventure across continents, in which you will experience first-hand what it is like to be cast away near the Somali border, smuggling insects from the Caribbean, suffering from Dengue fever, becoming a multi-millionaire in Germany, vaccinating dogs against rabies in rural Kenya, surviving a sting from the world’s most venomous animal, hitching a ride with a Bangladeshi police commando right before action, sneaking onto islands run by Africa’s notorious narcobarons, deceiving an Algerian ambassador, ending up in quarantine with an unknown infectious agent, deciding on an emergency landing of a transatlantic flight and much more.
Julius Lukeš delivers his zany misadventures from half of the globe with wit and raw honesty, originality and unique ease, at the same time trying to place the human condition into cultural and historical context. His overreaching aim is simply to understand. Sometimes he fails, sometimes he succeeds, but fortunately always comes through, with a broad smile at the end.
Illustrated by Kristina Šaumanová