5 of the best holiday books
An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington, Karl Pilkington
£4, Kindle Store, iBookstore
What better place to read about the adventures of a xenophobic, adventurer/philosper/idiot than on your holidays? Sending someone who would rather spend a couple of weeks watching TV than surveying the wonders of the world to far-flung shores was never going be a comfortable ride, especially when his trip has been organised with maximum discomfort in mind. A tumultuous tale of exhaustion, irritation and anger unfolds as Karl finds himself forced to participate in bizarre and often intimidating cultures. He gets spat at, punched, compelled to eat fried toad and is burned by a fire-handling masseuse. And that's just day one.