Around the world in 80 Girls: The epic 3 year trip of a backpacking Casanova

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Around the world in 80 Girls: The epic 3 year trip of a backpacking CasanovaAround the World in 80 Girls by Neil Skywalker
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2012-06-01
Genres: Adventure, Special Interest, Travel
Pages: 494
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three-half-stars

You've heard it all before, haven't you? Guy goes backpacking around the world, comes back with tall tales about how often he got laid? No setbacks, just one success story after another. Girls throwing themselves at his feet as soon as he walked in the door. And you just knew he was a liar, boasting to make himself seem a big man. And you thought it was a pity, because it was a great story and you wished you had actually lived what he was lying about. Well, no more. Here is the unvarnished truth from someone who doesn't just tell those stories without sugarcoating, but actually lived them. And better yet, teaches you how you can live them too. For nearly three years without a break, Neil Skywalker traveled around the world, setting foot in over forty countries and slipping into the minds, hearts and beds of countless beautiful women who crossed his path.

Around The World In 80 Girls was half good, half boring, a bit of a grind to read but at the same time quite informative. Neil decided to spend 2 1/2 years backpacking around the world, started sleeping with lots of girls then decided to blog and write a book about it as he travelled. Starting in Russia, heading through Asia, down to Australia, through South America then ending in New York before back home to Holland, quite the adventure!

As a travel book, it was really good, sharing anecdotes and titbits about getting around in countries I haven’t even heard of before, dos and don’ts and how to do it all on a budget. Neil visited every country in South America which is quite the achievement and that was the part of the book I found most interesting, especially how he dealt with a lot of the poorer areas where no one spoke a word of English, or Dutch!

I slowly read this over the 3 weeks I’ve been in Thailand, whilst by the pool, or eating or waiting for something and for some reason it felt like a huge grind. The subject matter was interesting but it just wasn’t a thrilling or exciting read.

The biggest takeaways I got were learn Spanish and a bit of Portuguese, especially if heading to South America, be prepared to throw up a lot if eating street food and don’t waste your money on drinking.

three-half-stars