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Drugs and Travel

 The Gringo Trail: A Darkly Comic Road-Trip Through South America (Paperback) by Mark Mann (Author) Whilst backpacking I once came across an Australian who’d been on the road for two years. I asked him “Where’s the best place you’ve been in all that time”. He named a small village in India. Intrigued, I asked him why that place was so special, expecting some deep spiritual experience but he looked me in the eye and said “I got stoned for a week and it cost me next to nothing”.

There is a part of the backpacking community whose urge to experience the world is dominated by a desire to take as many and as varied drugs as possible. This book reflects that side of backpacker culture in an unapologetic way and it starts from page one.

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