This book puts your life in perspective, it tells you that there are important things to do in your life before your time is up, important places to see and experience. It shows you another way to plan your holidays around a special event anywhere in the world. Also it tells you not to go if such an event is taking place. The book is a terrific travel companion and a sort of incentive to find out what's really going on in the world among the natives. The spirit in which it was written is great and easy to read.