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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Jupitalia Productions (April 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965478548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965478540
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G. Neuenfeldt on July 24, 2008
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This is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys riding motorcycles, and has had thoughts of riding one to other countries. Ted Simon has wonderful style of writing, and this book does a good job as a stand alone piece, even though it references his previous book of his around the world ride from 1973. He does well in creating images of the people he meets, and places he goes.
My only criticism is I wish he had put maps at the beginning of the chapters showing where he was at that point of his journey. This would have helped me to better understand and visualize the part of the world he was in.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mustgroove on September 23, 2012
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Reading this book makes me want to leave everything behind, load up the adventure bike, and go out to SEE and experience the world the way Ted Simon has had the chance to do... twice! Great world perspective from someone more in touch with his surroundings than most world travelers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bonnie on February 16, 2013
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I have been a big fan of Mr. Simon for many years since I read Jupiter's Travels 30 odd years ago. He is a gifted writer and his command of the language and painting the picture of the many points of the globe was very enlightening. I love motorcycles, especially old British bikes and BMWs which give me hours of reading enjoyment.
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Excellent read. Much better I felt than the original Jupiters Travels and its sequel Riding High. Having said that you need to read them to put this book in context. I even bought the photography book to go with the original to see how the photos matched the descriptions.
This book seems more personable; Ted gets angry at border officials, frustrated by bad road congestion in cities, road works in Africa and South America, breaks a leg, yet still sees much of a positive nature in the world around us. I have been to many of the places Ted describes as an Afro/Asia overland tour leader, starting ten years later in the 1980's, and noted even then how some countries were changing even over a period of 6 months. Many of the roads in Africa were near impassable even in a 4wd truck let alone a motorbike and the queue at the Iranian/Turkish border hadn't changed since Ted was there in1977. Nairobery has got worse as have the roads. Lots of poor everywhere, I was shocked to see beggars in New York city.
I bought these books thinking of heading off again on some travels and perhaps by motorbike ( a really great way to experience the world and all its smells and sights and cultures) but think I might stick to 4 wheels after being reminded of the gear you need for long distance on a bike.
Travelling is definitely a bug, and once you have it is very hard to give up.
Totally agree with Ted that humans are a cancer on the planet and are somewhat overdue for extinction. But hey, until then, get out there and live life, because you are a long time dead, and no one gets out of here alive !
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By John C. Ellis on February 6, 2015
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Ted Simon and the world he rode through have changed...and not necessarily for the good. That was the message I got.

While Jupiter's Travels was an amazing enchanted ride through a time now long gone..."Dreaming" is more of a slog through an over-crowded, disappointing, sense of the loss of youth and place. Everything has gone or changed for the worse. Damned depressing. Its an interesting book and I suppose you should read it if you are a fan of Simon or of motorcycles, but it has very little of its predecessor's magic qualities.

Simon is to be applauded for even attempting to recreate his epic circumnavigation at his tender old age. Unfortunately, Ted knows he is now a "commodity" and his prose reflect this knowledge. That, and his "Global Citizen" philosophizing, grew tiresome. This is not the young Ted Simon who left on a rainy London night in 1972 and returned almost 4 years later a changed man. Like Simon's second time around, I might have been better off not reading this sequel and living in the nostalgic glow of Jupiter's Travels.
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