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 dont 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 hes 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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