This book by George Mahood is amusing and informative. He and his new wife of a year travel through South America on a delayed honeymoon. Many of their adventures are precipitated by his disinclination to spending money. Saving $3.00 on a tour in the Pampas means hunting for anacondas in flip flops and sneakers with a flapping sole. Purchasing street food in the form of rice the consistency of concrete leads to severe abdominal distress. They usually stay in hostels and when they actually opt to stay in a fancier hotel find themselves in a room with a poorly covered window that looks out on the dining room-with the diners looking in on them--reinforcing George's miserly tendencies.
While amusing, the descriptions of the various sites they visit in Bolivia, Peru, and Chile (among others) are interesting and informative. He is sensitive to the cultures and reports the things that happen due to cultural differences with a sensitivity that displays his understanding of the differences. He makes you laugh but does not belittle the other culture.
If you love a good chuckle and enjoy reading about the travels of another this book is for you. Highly recommended.