Travel comedy and chaos - follow Dot Gumbi as he explores Poland and America only to be hospitalized twice as he searches for a movie star, a monster, and the biggest ball of twine in the world. For fans of Bill Bryson. More
Everyone has a funny holiday story, and I don’t think mine are any weirder than anybody else’s. I mean, everyone has had a holiday that involved hospitals, monsters, movie stars and the biggest ball of twine on the planet, right?
Gumbi vs The World follows two ‘relaxing’ holidays I took in 2006. The first found me hospitalized on New Year's Eve having travelled across Poland with a thirteen year old self confessed 'gangsta' and Bee Gees fan.
The second trip, six months later, found me traveling across America trying to hunt down Mike Schank, star of the Sundance award winning documentary American Movie, before being hospitalized in Hollywood. If that wasn't enough there was also a hunt for the Hodag (a mythical beast from Rhinelander, Wisconsin) and a meeting with the biggest ball of twine in the world, and its creator.
And on top of all that there were the usual problems like lost luggage, language barriers and work believing I was dead.
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