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Living Beneath the Radar: A Nine-Year Journey Around the World Paperback – March 8, 2010
By Peter F. Stickney "SharePrayer"
A fascinating view into the world of the 70's from an individual with the guts to follow his heart and move out into the larger world on what I would call a quest for understanding life on earth. --Amazon
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From the Author
I came across this quote that I had written in my travel journal. The journal had been stored so I did not have the quote available when I wrote the book but I think it sums up "Living Beneath the Radar" very well.
I believe that travel is the best education one can get. It opens the mind to all the differences we as a people have with each other as we share the planet we call earth.
More About the Author
In 1970 I left the States again but soon found Europe too tame to appease the wanderlust in me. A visit to Morocco fired up my need to see third world countries and something different than Europe. In 1971 in Turkey, I hooked up with several Westerners from the states, plus a German and Englishman. This was the beginning of a four years wanderlust which took me three times overland from Europe to India with stays in all the countries in between.
In 1975 I headed overland to Australia through South East Asia. My first daughter was born in 1976. My wife and I bought land with friends and tried home steading for two and a half years, growing some of our food, raising goats and having a second child in 1977. In 1979, after having been gone from the States for almost 9 years, I returned with a wife and 2 children.
I eventually earned a teaching degree and taught Special Needs children for 24 years. I retired in 2008 and decided to write down all my travel adventures after 30 years.
The book, "Living Beneath the Radar", is the account of my 9 year travels. In 2010 I moved from Flagstaff, AZ where I lived for ten years, to Phoenix and started writing, "Learning to Love the Peso" which documented my move to Mexico. The Peso book has information for the reader who is thinking of moving to Mexico or even staying for a while. My wife, Suzanne, and I have been in Baja since June of 2011. In 2013 we moved back to AZ. and now live in New River. Just finished a crime mystery novel trilogy. The first book, Brain Bleed should be out in 2014.
"Centavo, A Dog From Mexico" is my third book. This book is based on the true story of a street dog who is adopted by Americans and brought back to the states to live. Part of the profits go to Viva, a clinic here in San Felipe or to any shelter in the town where the reader lives who buys the book as makes a request as to where the money should go.
"The 60s, If You Remember It You Didn't Live It" is my fourth project. It is written mostly for those who did not live during this period in America but have always had questions about it. The author, me, with the help of Wikipedia and his own adventures does his best to give the reader a picture of this life changing period in time.
Top Customer Reviews
Telling his story with a grace and ease that comes with the ability to look back at himself without judgment, is very refreshing and compelling. I couldn't wait to get to the next part of the story that flows easily from episode to episode.
It definitely brought to my mind what I was doing during those years, which was similar in some respects, but all here in North America, as I searched for meaning from the spiritual smorgasbord present at that time.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. It gives a glimpse into the larger world that we live in, and the possibilities that unfold when we follow our heart into the unknown.
Now this book tells the whole story of his travels, in a world that seemed much bigger then...no mobile phones or internet to get in the way of adventure travelling, maybe just a letter or two waiting for you in the Poste Restante of the next big town ...if your were lucky!
If you like to read about the wonders and pleasure of travel in Europe, Asia and the Far East in the era before mass communication made everything 'easier' then I highly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Jeffrey Crimmel's "Radar" is written directly to you, in the first-person, as if Jeffrey himself is telling you his adventure yarns. Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by Lois Joy Hofmann