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Author:
Frank Kusy
ISBN13:
978-1874687474
ISBN:
1874687471
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Publisher:
Impact Books Ltd (August 1, 1995)
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Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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1317 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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First published in Great Britain 1986

First published in Great Britain 1986. It was my very first published book – a year or so before I was commissioned to write a series of travel guides to Asia – so I was both surprised and amazed when it won plaudits from such big international press names like the Sunday Tribune and the Mail on Sunday. Three years ago (2013), after publishing a more recent book of my Indian adventures (Rupee Millionaires), I decided to re-release ‘Kevin and I’ as an e-book, but was plagued with doubts.

Kevin And I In India book. Frank Kusy's excellent writing is so realistic that you will soon find yourself backpacking with Frank and Kevin in Are you one of those people who are torn between the desire for exiting, adventurous travels and the longing for the comfort and safety of your home? If you are, I have good news for you.

FRANK KUSY is a professional travel writer with nearly thirty years experience in the field. He has written guides to India, Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Of this, his first work, the travelogue Kevin and I in India (1986), the Sunday Tribue wrote: 'Relentlessly honest, refeshingly uncontrived, this diary really works!" Born in England (of Polish-Hungarian parents), Frank left Cardiff University for a career in journalism and worked for a while at the Financial Times.

Kevin and I in India. At 35, Frank Kusy was a struggling travel writer with five guides in print but not enough money to pay the rent. When Frank and Kevin first met in an empty Arab airport lounge on their way to India in January 1985, it was the beginning of a friendship which would take them together across the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent, ending up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal. Kevin and I in India' is the unexpurgated, often outrageous, diary of their travels – from the hill-stations of the deep south to the Taj Mahal in the north, from the Goan beaches of the west to the sacred Ganges and the Bodhi Tree in the east.

When Frank and Kevin first met in an empty Arab airport lounge on their way to India in January 1985, it was the beginning of a friendship which . Here is the real India – stripped of illusion, but adorned with humour and exuberance.

When Frank and Kevin first met in an empty Arab airport lounge on their way to India in January 1985, it was the beginning of a friendship which would take them together across the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent, ending up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Acclaimed as one of the funniest and true to life stories about India ever written, this 'diary of disaster' was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1986 and remains a firm favourite with readers today. Relentlessly honest, refreshingly uncontrived, this diary really works. The Sunday Tribune) "India, at low-budget tourist level, is buffeting and bullying. But over four months travelling, Frank Kusy remains indefatigably and irrepressibly jocular.

Acclaimed as one of the funniest and most true-to-life books ever written about India, this 'diary of disaster' became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1986, and remains many people's favourite travel diary of all time. When Frank and Kevin first met in an empty Arab airport lounge on their way to India in January 1985, it was the beginning.

A new book from Frank Kusy telling of his childhood and YA years and .

A new book from Frank Kusy telling of his childhood and YA years and the scrapes he inevitably got into. 3 September 2016 ·. Grinning Bandit Mark Roman's new book is out (written with non-Grinning Bandit Corben Duke). Only 99c/99p on Kindle today.

But over four months travelling, Frank Kusy remains indefatigably and irrepressibly .

But over four months travelling, Frank Kusy remains indefatigably and irrepressibly jocular. Book Description: When Frank and Kevin first met in an empty Arab airport lounge on their way to India in January 1985, it was the beginning of a friendship which would take them together across the length and breadth of the Indian sub-continent, ending up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal.

Kevin and I in India (Travel Writing). Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9781874687474 (978-1-874687-47-4) Softcover, Impact Books Ltd, 1995.

  • I read Frank Kusy's guidebook to India in the Cadogan Guides series originally published in Britain (which are really excellent, by the way). I wanted to know more about him and his personal take on traveling around India, where he met the Kevin of the title by chance. It is a light-hearted look at the country that armchair travelers will enjoy, and those who plan a visit to India can also benefit from. It's well-written and informative without being a comprehensive guide.

  • He's young and adventurous! Frank and Kevin travel the length and breadth of India using the native buses and trains and learn the hard way that sleeping berths are just hard boards and privacy is non existent! Never the less Frank's humor seldom desserts him as he encounters the grubby accommodations of those traveling cheaply. Its a good thing they are young and healthy because traveling on top of buses is not for the faint hearted, or those lightly dressed for the night's chill as the bus races along dodging rickshaws, elephants and pedestrians on primitive roadways. Frank's descriptive phrases paint stark word pictures of the poverty and filth he encounters; however in Agra he waxes poetic of the Taj Mahal dazzled by the beauty and the love story it represents. he also ventures into Tibet for trekking which is hazardous for novices; however the welcomes he receives from native families is heart warming. For the arm chair traveler, this book is a must.

  • I have read all of the author's books about his travels in India but this is my favorite. I took a whirlwind trip, via my armchair, with Frank and Kevin for 4 months in India and loved every crazy and unanticipated event. I could taste the food and the smells through this journey and could see the backpack hostels they stayed in with roaches and other living creatures! I prefer 5 stars but think somehow I could have made it staying in these places as long as I had witty Frank and crazy Kevin with me. I can't say enough about this book but if you are thinking of traveling there or just have a hankering for things Indian, which I do, then get this book. It will keep you chuckling all the way through and give you an insight into Indian culture.

  • India is an assault on your senses, your preconceptions & your pillars of morality. My personal encounter with the subcontinent was to take place with a Fulbright study group more than a half century after the events described in "Kevin and I in India." However, the timelessness of Mr. Kusy's travails brought back my visceral memories in technicolor detail. His lucid observations give his readers a glimpse into the ever-changing never-changing infuriating inspiring aspiring confounding & astounding calico cloth of humanity we both encountered in our separate journeys: A breathtaking conundrum which is, was and probably will continue to be India.
    I didn't trek to Nepal as he did, but Mr. Kusy didn't sugarcoat his experiences during other legs of his odyssey. Therefore, I feel a reliable narrator has given me a intimate glance into what must be a fascinating country.
    I wish this edition had pictures, but the scenes he has painted in my mind will have to do. I recommend Mr. Kusy's memoir to anyone who has traveled to, wants to travel to or just wants to understand this populous ancient land.

  • What a wonderful insight into life and travel in India! Frank and Kevin meet by accident, but - partly due to the fact that Kevin doesn't snore ! - spend a couple of months traveling round India on a shoestring budget. Kevin's main objective seems to be to find some decent food, most particularly a cheese sandwich; whereas Frank's aims are more spiritual. A practicing Buddhist, he wants to visit temples, and the Bodhi tree, where the Buddha first found enlightenment. A no holds barred description of the sights, sounds, and smells, of a poverty stricken third world country, Frank's marvelously descriptive prose makes you feel as if you are there - and a lot of the time, glad you are not! However, the descriptions of the Taj Mahal, and the unbelievably beautiful mountains in Nepal, make you want to pack your bags and get on the next flight out there. Peopled with the travelers he meets along the way, and the fascinating natives he gets to know, you get a taste of the real India, and the traumas of backpacking. If you've been to India already, or you're planning on visiting; you'll find a lot to interest you in this book. If, like me, you just want to sit down and read a well written - and often hilariously funny book - by a seasoned traveler and an accomplished raconteur, you'll love this book.

  • After reading and enjoying Rupee Millionaires, I was anxious to read this book. The author uses words to paint a vivid picture for the readers. He makes you feel as if you are along with him and Kevin as they backpack around India. These two hippies packed years of adventures into a four month period.

    Frank and Kevin took a journey that is not for the timid or faint of heart. I am in awe of them for surviving all of the things they encountered in their travels. The food was often not fit (or safe) to eat. This proved to be a huge problem at times since it seemed that Kevin lived to eat.

    My favorite part of the book was Frank's bout of diarrhea on the bus and the lack of toilet rolls. It wasn't funny, but yet I was laughing out loud because of the way Frank told about it. To top it off, a lady on the bus sprayed vomit on everyone.

    I highly recommend this well written travel story to anyone who thinks they want to visit India. You might just change your mind after reading this hilarious book.