Thursday, July 5, 2007

Travel Tips For The True Gentleman

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With summer vacation season upon us, one adventurous author has some well-traveled tips to make any gentleman’s journey a jolly one.

Vic Darkwood is the author of How To Make Friends And Oppress People (Thomas Dunne Books), a collection of 19th century Victorian travel tips, from the proper way to engage in a gun battle to how to employ a personal slave.

But for Darkwood, fashion comes first.

Darkwood says, “The requisite items for traveling like a gentleman include a tweed hunting jacket, a pith helmet, a chamois leather under vest, and a thermometer.”

And don’t forget to acessorize.

Darkwood says “Men should always carry a pipe – the oil is an effective remedy against bee stings. They should also wear a large moustache. Ladies, too.”

Although Darkwood admits he’s not a voracious voyager himself, his research of antiquated phrase books did reveal some convenient conversation tips for trekking to China, including how to say “I must give you a thrashing,” and “My wife is dead.”

Darkwood, however, has yet to test out the phrases during his own travels.

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