Eastern Horizons

Hitchhiking the Silk Road


Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781473676275

Category: Hitchhiking

Page: 288

View: 6904

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of 750 pounds - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there. Eastern Horizons is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him ...

Unraveling on the Old Silk Road

Hitchhiking China and Beyond


Author: Antonio Cammarata

Publisher: Jay Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781889534244

Category: Travel

Page: 450

View: 2086

The Discoverers

an encyclopedia of explorers and exploration


Author: H. Delpar

Publisher: McGraw-Hill


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 471

View: 3179

More than two hundred articles written by experts in the field and illustrated with scores of maps and photographs present accurate information on the multiple aspects of exploration, reviewing important explorers and their expeditions

Loves, Kerbsides and Goodbyes

A Backpacker's Road


Author: David Winston McNamara

Publisher: Ginly Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780646563190

Category: Backpacking

Page: 293

View: 2464

"The episodes in Loves, kerbsides and goodbyes com from nearly a decade-and-a-half of David McNamara's global travels on the backpacker's road."--P. iii.

Beat Zen and the Art of Dave


Author: David Winston McNamara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994487407


Page: 345

View: 1779

BEAT ZEN AND THE ART OF DAVE is the latest travel memoir by Australian author, David McNamara. His new book expands on the world of independent global travel, to capture how the wonderment of an outbound adventure conspires towards an equally profound inner journey. It is a personal account that only comes from living the life of a vagabond and free spirit. By sharing the candid story of how the author's 1998 gap year turned into a way of life, "Beat Zen and the Art of Dave" becomes a wending exploration into the modern wayfaring lifestyle. It intertwines humorous anecdotes and travel lore with backpacking philosophy and Eastern spirituality to show that everyone's journey is a travelogue of sorts. So join the rucksack revolution because we're all part of a travel fraternity overlanding it through life.