You [John Dwyer] really do give an authentic feeling of the contrasting atmospheres as you move from place to place. --Dervla Murphy, best-selling author of "Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle"
If you really want to find out about Asia, this book is a must buy for you. --Bibi Baskin, Television and Radio Presenter
It takes a very good travel book to make a Corkonian want to leave his hometown - but one such book is High Road To Tibet
. --Ronan Leonard, Evening Echo
From the Author
On my thirteenth birthday, my mum gave me an illustrated world atlas as a present. Little did she know the effect that it would have on me. As I turned each page, I was mesmerised by the pictures of distant countries and exotic peoples. I wondered what it would be like to walk along the Great Wall of China, to watch Tibetan monks at prayer in Tibet, to gaze on the dizzying peaks of the Himalayas, to admire the snake charmers in India, or to marvel the Terracotta Warriors in China. I spent hours leafing through that atlas in contented silence, studying each fascinating page with wonder. When I went to bed that night, I made up my mind to go and see those places for myself. My love of travel was born that day.Before I was old enough to journey to those places myself, I satisfied my wanderlust by reading about the travels of others. I cycled the rocky roads of Asia with Dervla Murphy in Full Tilt, experienced the magic of old Tibet with Heinrich Harrer in Seven Years in Tibet, and explored the newly opened China by train with Paul Theroux in Riding the Iron Rooster.During my travels through China, Tibet, Nepal and India, I finally discovered what it was like to gaze on the majestic peaks on the Himalayas - it was absolutely fantastic. Please join me in High Road To Tibet as my childhood dreams become a reality.