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Miles from Nowhere: A Round the World Bicycle Adventure Paperback – January 31, 1985
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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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... over 300 pages of the most delightful travel literature I have ever read. (Santa Barbara News-Press)
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Even if you don't ride a bicycle, read this book and be inspired, educated on world geography and the political turmoil of the middle east where you realize little has changed. You'll be tempted to give it away for someone else to read but will probably place it in your library as one to read again and again, a testimony of what a great adventure reading all about.
That said, the two covered so much ground during their two-year ride that going into great detail would probably have swollen the book beyond any reasonable marketability. So my criticisms must be taken only as what more could have been learned, not what Savage actually included in the travelogue. I cannot agree with the reviewer who felt that the Savages were self centered and did not include an appropriate amount of cultural interpretation in the text. It seems to me that their cultural descriptions were quite vivid--some of the extremes of what they experienced actually made me cringe. As a solo adventure traveler myself, I am now rethinking some of my travel destinations, and although I consider myself to be pretty tough on the road, I do not believe that I could endure much of what Barbara and Larry Savage endured. These were two rugged people who handled themselves very well, and their story was a pleasure to read.
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I read this as preparation for my across America ride at age 60.Read more
An excellent adventure very well written.
RIP Barbara ❤️