John Carter

John Carter

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John Carter is one of the UK’s best known travel journalists and presenters, having worked for nearly thirty years on programmes such as ITV’s Wish You Were Here…? and the BBC’s Holiday. He has travelled the world for over half a century on behalf of newspapers, magazines, radio and television programmes in a professional life that has been crammed with incidents and encounters, many of which never made it to the printed page or television screen. Now, for the first time, he has set those stories down on paper.

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Terminal confusion: The Greek equivalent of The Bill

In this tale from the delightfully funny Gullible's Travels, John Carter gets more than he bargained for when a camera crew sets up shop in the gents' toilets at Athens airport. Let the chaos ensue.

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National stereotypes: The age-old battle of bums against towels

You can’t spend well over half a century travelling the world without realising that everybody has fixed ideas about how the citizens of different nations are likely to behave.

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The Villa: Breaking and entering in Portugal

When our children were young, we used villas as our holiday accommodation. It was the most sensible option, enabling us to eat when we wished, and not when a hotel’s timetable said we could. 

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