Simon is afraid. Afraid that born in 1933 he’s too old, too fragile now, that what he’s about to do can’t be done: ride from…
Ted Simon is an inspiration to many, through his bestselling ‘Jupiter’s Travels’, which documented his round the world exploits in the 1970s. His newest book lets readers get to know the man and more importantly the country, that had such an impact on his formative years, and thus shaped his life. It has been a revelation.
It’s all-exciting for the reader, no matter the country he’s crossing. Nick has never struck me as someone prepared to goad US rednecks in a bar, but perhaps he is human after all and exhaustion can lower even his tolerance of stupidity.
Rene’s story of redundancy leading to a four-year trip around the world may not sound like it’s anything out of the ordinary, but that’s the thing about independent travel – no matter what the circumstances that lead to you starting a big trip, that trip is bound to be unique.
Jonny never takes the easy option. If he can take a route that will provide him with new adventure and experiences, and travel without other overlanders, then he will. This results in exciting illegal border crossings and heart stopping moments where his discovery by man or beast is only a breath away.