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Summary

Having already pedalled 18,000 miles from Britain to Beijing, Charlie Walker’s homeward leg carried him a further 26,000 miles through Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.  

The two-and-a-half-year journey spanned the mountains and deserts of former Soviet Republics, Afghanistan on the fearful brink of foreign withdrawal, and remote corners of the Congolese jungle. From hiking through sandstorms in the Gobi desert to barreling down rapids in a dugout canoe, this perilous adventure, and Charlie’s many encounters along the way, gives insight into the past, present, and future of often-overlooked places during periods of great change.

©2019 Charlie Walker (P)2020 Charlie Walker

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Wow - what an adventure!

Very well written and narrated book about the quite phenomenal adventures of Charlie Walker.
It’s hard to summarise his trip as there is just so much going on in the book! But I would definitely recommend this book to any travel/cycling enthusiast and I am looking forward to downloading his other book. 😊

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True Adventure

Very Jealous I've mot done this trip. Amazing journey told by a very brave lucky fella

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hell of an adventure

it seemed a bit disjointed at first. but then you realise that the adventures he has taken on could fill more then one book and so he has to just give your snippets of the story.

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excellent

at least 15 words at least 15 words at least 15 words at least unique remaining ffsit was great. buy it read it you'll love it.

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what an adventure!

Charlie Walker knows how to write an adventure story and what a bold adventure this is! Much more than a typical round the world tourist style bike ride, the journey taken goes way beyond the beaten tourist trail into areas of the world that perhaps should not be visited alone, and for good reason. Quite sad for the story to end when it did, really enjoyed the take on history and quotes at start of each chapter.

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Well written and engaging

I’ve now listened to this twice as it’s so good. Really entertaining account of Charlie’s journey. Loved the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
Highly recommended.

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Great read

Narrator and story spot on so highly recommend. Best travel book I have read for a while.

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Amazing tale of trails that have you wanting more!

What a ride to say the least! From the deserts of Mongolia to the Jungles of the Congo. Mr. Walker took me on a journey that made me look upon myself and set my own journey on it's path!