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A Tourist in the Arab Spring,9781841624754

A Tourist in the Arab Spring



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In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, war reporters rushed to publish accounts of the uprising. Tom Chesshyre took a different approach - he jumped on a plane and became the first to return to the region as a tourist. The result is the fascinating, street-level tale of a journey through lands fresh from revolution Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Chesshyre heads for tourist sites that few have seen in recent years, as well as new 'attractions' like Gaddafi's bombed-out bunker in Tripoli. In a book both touching and humorous, he describes being abducted in Libya, listening to the sound of Kalashnikovs at night and talking to ordinary people struggling to get by. On the second anniversary of the Arab Spring, this is the ideal time for this book.

Author Biography

Tom Chesshyre is staff travel writer on The Times. Since joining the paper in 1997, he has been to 80-plus countries on assignment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Cigarette smugglers and hitchhiking heroes. Chapter 2: It started with a fruit seller. Chapter 3: Mosques, marvels and a near miss. Chapter 4: Tanks in Tunis. Chapter 5: Feeling the force of no tourists. Chapter 6: A little bribe perhaps. Chapter 7: Guns at night in Tripoli. Chapter 8: Roman ruins and container hell. Chapter 9: Inside Gaddafi's bunker. Chapter 10: Hijack in Benghazi. Chapter 11: Pictures with Matthew Arnold. Chapter 12: Coffee and contemplation. Chapter 13: On holiday in Tahrir Square. Chapter 14: The bus to Sinai. Chapter 15: In a desert by the sea. Chapter 16: On Mount Sinai.

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