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
"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..."
Humor, Memory, Adventure, Journey, Life, 100 Years
"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..."
Hangover, Bet, Journey, Experience, Humor, Irony, Backpacking
"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..."
"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."
Black Humor, Mathematic Genius, Slum, Love, Travel, Life
"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..."
Journey, Adventure, Humor, Sense of Life, Camino de Santiago, Backpacking
"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..."
Crazy Journey, Life, Outer Space, Sense of Life, Aliens
"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..."
USA, Humor, Chocolate, Irony, Adventure, Life, Backpacking
"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..."
Expedition, Adventure, Sex, Genius, World, Discovery, Life
"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..."
"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."
"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..."
"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..."
Self-Discovery, Love, India, Nightmare, Illness, Happiness, Backpacking