Back in 6 Years

Back in 6 Years

A Journey Around the Planet Without Leaving the Surface

Book - 2008
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Inspired by travel writer Ted Simon, Tony Robinson-Smith quit his job in Japan, returned home to England, and then set out once more with only a a knapsack, a map, and a dream to travel the world with both feel on the ground. Nearly six years later, he returned home having fulfilled his dream and then some. Using his journals and memories as his primary sources, Robinson-Smith tells an exhilarating story that begins and ends in England. His adventures include hair-raising trips on African buses, a death-defying sail across the South Atlantic, a journey by boat along a tributary of the Amazon, and a cross-Canada cycling tour done the hard way, from east to west. Robinson-Smith tells his gripping tale in an affable style with a sense of the comedic. His eye is trained more upon adventure than his own ruminations. With little idea of what he wants or will gain, he takes on the world solo, with only the notion of an approximate direction and a suspicion that enlightenment lies just over the horizon.
Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane Eds., c2008.
ISBN: 9780864925022
0864925026
Characteristics: 308 p. :,maps ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Back in six years

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BobReads Mar 12, 2015

Delivers as promised. He picks and chooses which geographical areas and experiences to focus. At times he glosses over parts of the world he went through and I thought "hey I want to hear about that place!" I would have also liked to hear about his preparations for this incredible trip but other than that it's all content no fluff - well done.

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