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Travel Books - Funny: These books will make you laugh

You are looking for great novels that make you laugh? We have compiled the 25 best novels from the genre humour/comedy for you. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody else who loves travelling.

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Image Of Book Cover The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared From Autor Jonas Jonasson Category Travel
Author:

Jonas Jonasson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
400
Better-Go-Now description:
"What would you do if it´s your 100th birthday and you don't give a shit about the celebration? Allan Karlsson's decision is it to climb out of the window and to run off. A big adventure awaits him already at the train station. The book is a mixture of the adventures Allan makes at present and the ones of the past when he was younger. If you like humor and bizarre stories, then this could be something for you..."
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Humor, Memory, Adventure, Journey, Life, 100 Years

Round Ireland with a Fridge

Image Of Book Cover Round Ireland With A Fridge From Autor Tony Hawks Category Travel
Author:

Tony Hawks

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
264
Better-Go-Now description:
"On the next morning, Tony realizes that he had been drinking too much the night before. This time it is not only alcohol that causes the bad feeling in his stomach though. He has made a bet with his friends that he will round Ireland with a fridge. Difficult to believe how many doors can be opened when you carry a fridge with you. A really funny story..."
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Hangover, Bet, Journey, Experience, Humor, Irony, Backpacking

Why We Took the Car

Image Of Book Cover Why We Took The Car From Autor Wolfgang Herrndorf Category Travel
Author:

Wolfgang Herrendorf

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
256
Better-Go-Now description:
"Maik is just a normal guy. He has a drinking mother and a father that fucks other women. Not a big problem for Maik. He is not even wondering when his parents leave him alone for the whole summer. While being alone he meets a guy called "Tschick". From now on, his life changes. A hot summer, a stolen car and a big adventure. The summer of his life..."
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Youth, Humor, Adventure, Travel, Love, Life

The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden

Image Of Book Cover The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden From Autor Jonas Jonasson Category Travel
Author:

Jonas Jonasson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
400
Better-Go-Now description:
"Nombeko was born in one of the biggest slums in Africa. As many others who live there, she never learned how to read and write. But she is able to calculate like nobody else around her. By many coincidences she gets far away from home and suddenly she has to deal with the high and mighty of the world. She becomes involved in the production of nuclear weapons and in important negotiations. No one would have thought that Nombeko would ever do something like that. When she meets the love of her life, they start to destabilize the world together."
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Black Humor, Mathematic Genius, Slum, Love, Travel, Life

I’m Off Then

Image Of Book Cover I'm Off Then From Autor Hape Kerkeling Category Travel
Author:

Hape Kerkeling

Genre:
Travel Account
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Usually, Hape Kerkeling is a couch potato. But one day he decides to walk the long and mystical Camino the Santiago. An authentic book about the painful walk, which is nevertheless worth to go. Plenty of useful wisdoms and some questions about the sense of life are included. So in case you are thinking about walking the Camino the Santiago: When you read this book you definitely want to leave right now..."
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Journey, Adventure, Humor, Sense of Life, Camino de Santiago, Backpacking

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Image Of Book Cover The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy From Autor Douglas Adams Category Travel
Author:

Douglas Adams

Genre:
Novel, Fantasy
Pages:
832
Better-Go-Now description:
"Imagine you wake up one morning and in front of the house you see some building workers who want to break down your home. This is exactly what happens to Arthur Dent. The workers tell him that the whole Earth has to be bombed away because of a new galaxy highway. A really shitty morning for Arthur! On top of that he finds out that his friend is also an alien. He then gets kidnapped by aliens and an incredibly tumultuous trip starts..."
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Crazy Journey, Life, Outer Space, Sense of Life, Aliens

A Walk in the Woods

Image Of Book Cover A Walk In The Woods From Autor Bill Bryson Category Travel
Author:

Bill Bryson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
397
Better-Go-Now description:
"Have you been on a trekking tour? If yes, did you ever question yourself why you really do that? Bill Bryson takes his overweight friend "Katz" with him and walks the longest march in the world. During their tour Bill heavily questions their undertaking. The trek runs through twelve states in the USA and can be really challenging. A very special travel report full of irony and sarcasm..."
Tags:   

USA, Humor, Chocolate, Irony, Adventure, Life, Backpacking

Measuring the World

Image Of Book Cover Measuring The World From Autor Daniel Kehlmann Category Travel
Author:

Daniel Kehlmann

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
272
Better-Go-Now description:
"Gauß and Humboldt are two really different characters. But they both decide that they want to measure the world. Each on his own. They think that the truth can only be seen if you measure very precisely. That is the aim of their life. They undertake huge journeys and experience big adventures all over the world. Just to finish their project. In the end they meet by fortune..."
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Expedition, Adventure, Sex, Genius, World, Discovery, Life

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Image Of Book Cover Hector And The Search For Happiness From Autor Francois Lelord Category Travel
Author:

François Lelord

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
192
Better-Go-Now description:
"Hector has a good job. He likes to listen to his patients and they love him as their psychiatrist. One day he has the feeling that something is missing. He feels that people are not truly happy, not even when their mental state is getting better. This in turn makes him unhappy. So he decides to go out into the big wide world to search for happiness. An adventure around the world to find himself in the end..."
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Self-Discovery, Search, Happiness, Adventure, Travel, Thoughts, Backpacking

A Fortune-Teller Told Me

Image Of Book Cover A Fortune Teller Told Me From Autor Tiziano Terzani Category Travel
Author:

Tiziano Terzani

Genre:
Novel, Autobiography
Pages:
384
Better-Go-Now description:
"What would you do if a fortune-teller tells you not to fly on a plane for a whole year?! Well, we would definitely decide not to fly! Neither does Tiziano Terzani. Instead of flying he chooses to go by train, bus and by foot. Due to fortunate circumstances he wrote this fascinating book. Lucky us! We get some detailed insights into the beautiful Asian culture. Sometimes, traveling slowly can be damn sure more fulfilling."
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Autobiography, Travel, Fortune-Teller, Plane Crash, Culture, Asia, Backpacking

Honeymoon with My Brother

Image Of Book Cover Honeymoon With My Brother From Autor Franz Wisner Category Travel
Author:

Franz Wisner

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
288
Better-Go-Now description:
"This is a true story. Franz Wisner is a man who thinks that he's got it all. A presentable career, a nice family, good friends and of course the fiancée of his dreams. A couple of days before the planed marriage, however, she decides not to marry him. But his family and friends encourage him to go on honeymoon anyway. Instead of the bride he is accompanied by his brother Kurt..."
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Honeymoon, Brother, Wedding, Travel, Adventure, Journey, Backpacking

Holy Cow

Image Of Book Cover Holy Cow From Autor Sarah MacDonald Category Travel
Author:

Sarah Macdonald

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
291
Better-Go-Now description:
"India is loud, full and on top of that dirty. After she left India the first time she was sure that she would never come back again. But sometimes things come differently. Her friend gets a job offer in New Delhi. She decides to go with him. A story of a person who had to hate India first before she could learn to love it..."
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Self-Discovery, Love, India, Nightmare, Illness, Happiness, Backpacking


 
 

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