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Tom Chesshyre is on a mission: to visit a dozen destinations that he can t spell, can t pronounce and wouldn t have heard of if low-fare airlines didn t fly to them. Places like Szczecin, Poprad-Zakopane, Kaunas, Paderborn, Haugesund, Brno and Tampere.
Squeezing into his no-frills seat, he enters a hidden world of ex-Solidarity leaders and ultra-cheap dentists in Poland; minus 50C ice-rooms in Slovakia; stag parties and Skype in Estonia. Along the way he learns about the New Europe , the collapse of the Iron Curtain, the expansion of the European union plus the fun you can have on a 1p flight.
But Tom also explores another highly topical question, and ventures into the headquarters of both Easyjet and Friends of the Earth as he ponders: should we even be flying at all?
This is a funny and thought-provoking book on travel in the twenty-first century.