Off the Rails: 10,000 km in fourteen months - Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, and China

Off the Rails: 10,000 km in fourteen months - Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, and China➵ [Read] ➯ Off the Rails: 10,000 km in fourteen months - Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, and China By Chris Hatherly ✤ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk It was one of those moments when you become so deeply involved with the experience that you begin to blend with the dirt This is the story of two twenty year old boys who travel on recumbent bicycles It was one of those moments Rails: 10,000 Kindle Ñ when you become so deeply involved with the experience that you begin to blend with the dirt This is Off the PDF/EPUB or the story of two twenty year old boys who travel on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia, the Gobi Desert, Mongolia to Beijing, in China The the Rails: 10,000 PDF/EPUB Ã journey takes fourteen months to complete across some of the world s most hard to access terrain. One dude spent WAY too much time moping over his girlfriend and I couldn t continue reading it. Not the best or the funniest, but still a good read This is the true story of 2 Australian lads who decided to ride across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China to Beijing on recumbant bicycles I was particularly interested to read this as it mirrored quite closely a journey I took by train The chapters alternte between the two authors and whilst Tim s chapters were well written and interesting, I found Chris s chapters a little lacking and all too full of how much he was missing his girlfriend.A really good read, I d recommend it. A great story of adventure by two Australians in their early 20 s, about the same age as my surfing son now Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly travelled, camping very roughly, across Siberia to Beijing in the year 2000 Camping with mosquitos, ticks, rain, and heat Meeting Russians, though having only a rudimentary knowledge of Russian and none of Mongolian and Mandarin They had to cope with the with the winter cold, excessive alcohol, poor food, and the rural poverty but friendliness of most but al A great story of adventure by two Australians in their early 20 s, about the same age as my surfing son now Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly travelled, camping very roughly, across Siberia to Beijing in the year 2000 Camping with mosquitos, ticks, rain, and heat Meeting Russians, though having only a rudimentary knowledge of Russian and none of Mongolian and Mandarin They had to cope with the with the winter cold, excessive alcohol, poor food, and the rural poverty but friendliness of most but also the rudeness and criminality of a few.Of course, I know I am different If I am on holiday from my middle class life in America and Australia, I have always preferred, even in my 20 s, soft beds, 4 or 5 star hotels, and vegan food I learned something reading about Tim and Chris s adventure, but never would attempt anything like it myself I was happy to hear Tim Cope at the Perth Writers Festival 2017.One of the funniest things to me in the book is this story on the road in Siberia The country escaped definition it wasn t Europe, it wasn t Asia, and it wasn t even a northern or southern culture.That evening, as I pedalled fiercely to reach a hilltop, a petrol tanker stopped in front of me The driver stepped out, motioning for me to stop C mon, have a couple of shots of vodka with me, he urged Oh, no, I had better not I find it pretty difficult to ride after vodka, I replied.He peered down at me in sheer anger and puzzlement And you think it s easy to drive a petrol tanker after a couple of shots of vodka he yelled Off the Rails is probably one of my favorite travel books to date, and although the narration can be quite confusing at times, since it switches between the two authors every now and then, the reader would probably figure out the differences in their characters as one goes through the book Written by Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly in 2003, the book is practically a journal of their 10,000km journey from Moscow to Beijing on recumbent customized bicycles in a span of 14 months As with every dest Off the Rails is probably one of my favorite travel books to date, and although the narration can be quite confusing at times, since it switches between the two authors every now and then, the reader would probably figure out the differences in their characters as one goes through the book Written by Tim Cope and Chris Hatherly in 2003, the book is practically a journal of their 10,000km journey from Moscow to Beijing on recumbent customized bicycles in a span of 14 months As with every destination, they managed to achieve this feat, but with numerous adventures along the way, while they were still in their early 20s.More than the spirit of traveling deeply embedded in the book, there are certain moments where you suddenly stop because the last lines you ve read describe exactly what you feel about your life For Cope and Hatherly, riding across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and ending up in China meant meeting various locals along the way and experiencing their hospitality, acquiring frostbites, diarrhea, and fighting weight loss, camping in schizophrenic weathers, and discovering a lot about your companion, and yourself.Tim Cope defined this perfectly in the following linesI knew what kind of experience I wanted I had learnt that it wasn t the spectacular moment that made journeys special for me they were always transient and rare It was finding enjoyment and a deep satisfaction from the ordinary and routine that was most important And the only way to do that, I though was to get to know a place deeply I absolutely loved Tim Cope s On The Trail of Genghis Khan, so I had to read this too It s an awesome story and actually a great read, but I marked it lower because I found the writing style to be not as good There was less cultural information in some sections and wayyy too much information about Tim and Chris s bickering and Chris moping over missing his fianc Might have been a big deal to him but not productive from a literary standpoint A surreal undertaking of an adventure I have always liked Tim Cope s travelogue, and Chris was something I had to get used to But he was probablyreal with his insecurities and passions which at first was annoying, but later morphed into mature understanding They are both true explorers This book surprised me Two thoughtful young men traverse Russia and Mongolia to end up in China What a story And what an interesting look into the people and environment that I knew so little about Now I need to track down the documentary they made. If you want to be inspired for your next adventure give this a try I first read this years ago I m considering picking it up again. the conclusion they find was that every problem finds its solution in the end, does not matter how much awkward That there aregood people in the world than the bad ones That at the end of the day you never sleep hungry That you can make it, you just have to keep moving through thick and thin.Tim and Chris rode approximately 100 km per day without any google map, GPS or fan following at a time when mobile phone was a rarity and FB was not invented munching on tons of Pryaniki biscuits the conclusion they find was that every problem finds its solution in the end, does not matter how much awkward That there aregood people in the world than the bad ones That at the end of the day you never sleep hungry That you can make it, you just have to keep moving through thick and thin.Tim and Chris rode approximately 100 km per day without any google map, GPS or fan following at a time when mobile phone was a rarity and FB was not invented munching on tons of Pryaniki biscuits They spent 14 months together.https nasreenghori.blogspot.com 201

Off the Rails: 10,000 km in fourteen months - Russia,
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Off the Rails: 10,000 km in fourteen months - Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, and China
  • Chris Hatherly
  • 07 May 2019
  • 0670040460