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There Are Other Rivers: On Foot Across India Paperback – November 28, 2011
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About the Author
Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer, Author and Blogger. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents. More recently Alastair has walked across southern India, run 6 marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He is currently training to row across the Atlantic Ocean as well as for a return journey to the South Pole.
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Top Customer Reviews
I find myself strangely jealous of the freedom to sleep under the stars, to walk towards the setting sun, to take each day anew. If you sometimes feel this way, you'll love this book. Highly recommended.
Within two pages the author's skill shined through and a paper copy was ordered as a present. I'm now off to read the rest and return here with a full review.
A few hours later ...
The promise of the first two pages was fulfilled through the ends.
Do not enter here for a description of India. There are glimpses of the country, but the focus lies elsewhere.
Do enter here for a meditation through the course of a composite day of a quest fulfilled through walking from coast to coast in India. Alastair somewhat impulsively decides to walk across India. He is familiar with extended physical challenge. Through his writing you can (re)experience meeting a challenge that may or may not be within your abilities.
The honest writing of There Are Other Rivers allows you to vicariously go on such a quest. It's time well spent.
Did the book change me? Well this morning, before breakfast, I took a trip to the ocean and flung myself off the jetty into the ocean. Somehow, my fresh coffee and fried eggs tasted so much better afterwards. Armchair travellers beware-you may get itchy feet reading this.
Your comments ring true with a lot of my current life's toils of being back in the rat race. I suspect your swing-o-meter of pain vs. pleasure swings more to the left more than mine, but otherwise there's clearly a lot of travellers out there going through the same torment until they can get back on the trails.
Good luck with the South Pole. Bigged you up a bit on multicolouredplanet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really unusual "travel" or "adventure" book. It focuses on a single question: why do we do it?Published 5 days ago by Andrew Jennings
Although short compared to other adventure books, I feel there is so much more packed into these pages. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Michael Elza
This is a beautiful book that I would recommend to any introspective person who loves adventure (reading or doing). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Biwa
Written in an informal style that's an easy read. It's a great meditation on travel and being in unfamiliar places that can become familiar. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Patrick
I recently started getting Alastairs blog posts and have really been enjoying reading about his adventures so I took a leap of faith ordering There Are Other Rivers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ThomasMac
A simple, honest and original take on an inspiring walk through India, "THERE ARE OTHER RIVERS" can best be described as poetic. It reminded me of Wilfred Thesiger. Read morePublished 12 months ago by gareth calverley
A short read,but well worth the time to enter upon Alastair's journey. I enjoyed every page and short account of his travel across India. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Robert Goforth
If you don't understand why people go on adventures or long walks this book might help you. If you have already undertaken your own long walk much of this book will resonate with... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rachael