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Twenty Thousand Miles to See a Tree: An Around the World Bicycle Journey [Kindle Edition]

Cindie Cohagan
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Book Description

A fascinating travel story that takes you on one woman’s eight-year journey as she explores different destinations, cultures, religions, and finally her own inner transformation.

This interview-style book answers practical questions for all adventure seekers, but then goes on to probes deeper as Cindie explains why she left her life as a global nomad to settle down in the Himalayan foothills.

Cindie’s epic cycling quest begins as an external bicycle tour of the world, but as she physically covers thirty thousand miles across twenty-three countries on four continents she overcomes illness and inner fears, changes life careers, and becomes a Buddhist, proving that the ultimate journey was a spiritual pilgrimage leading to personal awakening.


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About the Author

Cindie Cohagan is a woman of many passions. After graduating with a degree in geology, she eventually went on to do high-level consulting work. When the opportunity to cycle the world presented itself at the age of forty, Cindie responded with enthusiasm and left her successful career to travel twenty-three countries and co-write three books with her travel companion, Tim Travis. Cindie has since written about her travels in China and now has condensed her travels into highlights, lessons and reflections. Cindie Cohagan lives in Dharamsala India, world traveler, writer/publisher, meditator, and a dreamer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2874 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985009683
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Drifting Sands Press (May 31, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KP0UD4S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Informative July 3, 2014
By Jessie
Format:Paperback
"When we stepped out into the street the next morning it was still dark. Damp air hung heavy with moisture, as it always does just before sunrise. I enjoyed the morning silence as I took in a deep breath..."

A truly inspiring and informative narrative about one woman's journey to finding happiness and her own understanding of the world we live in. Her journey takes you from the impoverished villages of Guatemala and Cambodia to the outback of Australia and Canada. In her brief descriptions I find myself transported to her experiences, feeling every bump and turn along the way.

The book is written similar to an interview and can be read all the way through or leisurely examined for tidbits about everything from crossing borders and aquiring visas to the authors revelations about the beauty and brutality of life. The table of content is organized in a fashion that helps the reader to easily navigate the pages.

"I was so busy working overtime, paying bills, thinking about what to do next, and remember the past that I missed where I was, the present. I hadn't realized yet that we only have the moment, this time today; we don't know if we will have tomorrow."

A great read with some great themes to keep in mind, not just for world bicycle touring, but for the every day hard working man or woman as well!
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Why would someone leave family, career, and friends to journey on a bicycle indefinitely around the world? Cindie writes from the heart and tells of the difficulties and unexpected rewards of setting out with her husband and doing just this. Toward the end of the book, also from the heart, she explains why she ended the journey after 8-1/2 years and the development of her spiritual journey.

The middle sections summarize the bicycle trip and explain in a question-and-answer format the highs and lows of people, places, and experiences of the long journey. This section isn't as compelling as the first and last parts, but still good reading. I love how she and Tim solved the problem of people asking them, "Do you have children?"
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This is one of the books that I really enjoyed. That's one activity that I personally will not partake in, but I enjoyed reading about their trips and the many different places that they have been to. As she said; one can't stay the same and your outlook on the world is so much different.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A lot to cover in one book October 9, 2014
By Jeanne
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Eight years of bicycle touring around the world is difficult to fit into one book. I've read her previous book "Finding Compassion in China" and enjoyed it even more than this one. This book tackles big questions about how they got started touring, why they quit, what was the most enjoyable, the scariest and so forth. Worth the read.
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