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We came, we saw, we left : a family gap year / Charles Wheelan.

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Pease Public Library 910.4 WHEELAN 34598000875818 New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393633955
  • Physical Description: xii, 269 pages : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]

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"Charlie Wheelan and his family do what others dream of: they take a year off to travel the world. This is their story. What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre-COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget. Equal parts "how-to" and "how-not-to"-and with an eye toward a world emerging from a pandemic-We Came, We Saw, We Left is the insightful and often hilarious account of one family's gap-year experiment. Wheelan paints a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics while exploring answers to questions like: How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? And where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? From Colombia to Cambodia, We Came, We Saw, We Left chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Wheelan, Charles J. > Travel.
Parent and teenager.
Voyages and travels.
Local author.

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We Came, We Saw, We Left : A Family Gap Year
We Came, We Saw, We Left : A Family Gap Year
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Table of Contents

We Came, We Saw, We Left : A Family Gap Year

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Trip Mapp. xii
Chapter 1Lost in Medellínp. 1
Chapter 2What Were We Thinking?p. 19
Chapter 3The Long Farewellp. 33
Chapter 4If You Want Peace, You Won't Get Justicep. 47
Chapter 5Into the Amazonp. 63
Chapter 6Things Go South in South Americap. 79
Chapter 7Inspired by Real Eventsp. 92
Chapter 8To the End of the Earth (Almost)p. 104
Chapter 9Charlie's Choicep. 120
Chapter 10The Left Side of the Roadp. 137
Chapter 11The Exploding Penisp. 154
Chapter 12Do You Have What It Takes to Cross Four Lanes of Saigon Traffic?p. 167
Chapter 13Indian Bureaucracy 2, Wheelan Family 1p. 183
Chapter 14A Punjabi Shortcutp. 192
Chapter 15One Afternoon in Tanzaniap. 205
Chapter 16Home Is Where Your Friends Arep. 224
Chapter 17Heading to Hanoverp. 237
Chapter 18The Things We Learnedp. 258
Epilogue: Where Are They Now?p. 267
Acknowledgmentsp. 271

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