Route 66 AD: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists by Tony Perrottet
Brilliant Australian travel writer Tony Perrottet traces the Mediterranean itinerary of the world's first tourists - the ancient Romans - with the help of an archaic guidebook from the era written by one Pausanias. Tony's entertaining narrative is combined with a witty, intelligent discussion of ancient history and culture compared with our own lives today. There are more similarities that you might imagine. Tony and his three months pregnant girlfriend make their journey from Rome, through Greece, Turkey and finally to Aswan, Egypt. Along the way they scuba dive among the ancient ruins of Naples, and become bewildered guests of honour at a Nubian wedding. Route 66AD is informative, irreverent, fun and the perfect holiday read.