|09-25-2012, 10:51 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Was Oz, now London
Cheap reading material!!
Now available in electronic format for just $5. Check it out on Amazon, just search wollongong to Woolwich
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sell up your house and ride off half way around the world? Well that’s exactly what this homesick pommie couple did. They set off on their trusty bikes from Wollongong and headed for the UK to have a nice cup of tea with their mums back in the UK.
In 5 months they covered about 21,000 km across 20 countries. Firstly they crossed the emptiness of the great Aussie outback and then negotiated the manic traffic of Bangkok, Kathmandu and Delhi. Next came the fabled and dangerous Karakoram Highway through the mountains of Pakistan, up and over the 4600 metre Khunjerab pass and into China. More rough roads through Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan led them to Russia, through Ukraine and then the final 5,000 km push through Europe.
It’s a really easy, fun book to read and is a bit of an inspiration, just going to show that normal people can do this kind of an adventure without doing loads of planning or having a back up 4x4! They’ve even been so kind as to give an A-Z of useful tips on how to do a trip like it.
They’ve got their own website with plenty of photos of their trip, extracts from the book and the all important information on how to buy it.
The price for this 224 page paperback with 14 pages of colour photos including post & packing is $ 29.99 or just $5 on Kindle or 'Kindle for PC'
Check out www.wollongongtowoolwich.co.uk for more details
"Don't worry" they said "It could be worse"
So I didn't worry and it did get worse!
My biggest ride yet. Oz to UK. Read all about it here
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