When scores of people have visited the Poles and 30, is needed to get up Everest, Alastair's expedition was refreshingly original. Alone on the road for four years, in countries few people visit, Alastair survived on a total of just 7, This was an expedition of self-belief and optimism rather than satellite hook-ups and lucrative sponsorship. Passar bra ihop. Microadventures Alastair Humphreys.
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My Midsummer Morning Alastair Humphreys. My reading life was seriously starting to wane and fizzle out. Humphreys totally revived that. Now its been proven that. Hi I hardly ever make the effort to write a review but decided to do so for this one because it's worth it.
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Now, its been proven that when we read, the brain does not make a real Hi I hardly ever make the effort to write a review but decided to for this one because it's worth it. Now, its been proven that when we read, the brain does not make a real distinction between reading about an experience and actually living it. Whether reading or experiencing it, the same neurological regions are stimulated. Humphreys had me feeling like I was riding shot gun with these two books. I was very impressed, delighted and appreciative of the writing, it was a dream to read and has got me back into reading.
Hope this man doesn't stop writing, his writing has been a real gift and joy to experience. Nov 03, Ben rated it really liked it Shelves: travel. Humphreys is honest about his own doubts along the way, and about the conflicts he had with his occasional riding partners. He feels human and approachable. Yet the story is quite impressive and sometimes scary. I enjoyed Humphreys's writing. It is always competent, never purple.
Occasionally funny. He is good at splicing in details about the people and the countries he goes through. Not too much—he doesn't bloat the story Humphreys is honest about his own doubts along the way, and about the conflicts he had with his occasional riding partners. Not too much—he doesn't bloat the story—but not too little, either—the book never feels like a list of destinations he biked by. The question wasn't 'has he done anything interesting enough to write a book about' as is sometimes the question with travel writers, but 'can he write'. And he can. Dervla Murphy does similar long distance trips on her bike, but her books often seem like dull diary entries to me; Humphries has managed to get the editing of the vast pile of diaries down perfectly, picking out the interesting and discarding the day to day.
Deeply inspiring and a pleasure to read. Dec 28, DropOfOcean rated it liked it Shelves: own. I liked both books of Alastair's cycling around the world but perhaps I had even higher expectations after reading couple of his other books beforehand. It must be extremely tough to summarize such a trip into two books, what to include in and what to leave out.
Anyway mad respect for Alastair for completeting such a challenge! Apr 01, Leslie rated it it was amazing Shelves: bio-memoirs , bicycles. This is one of the loveliest and most well-written books I have ever read. Nov 02, Jody Nicholson rated it it was amazing. Makes you see the true good in the world! May 21, mark watkin rated it it was amazing.
Oct 18, Rich O' Driscoll rated it really liked it. For me, not as engaging as 'Moods of future Joys' but still an epic read.
Around the World by Bike Part Two: Riding Home from Patagonia (2nd edition)
Incredible end to an incredible journey. This second book chronicling the adventures of Alastair Humphreys as he cycles around the world is even better than the first. Humphreys really grew as a writer. The style is much improved, as is his descriptive ability.hamsstephunterrims.tk
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Picking up where the previous book left off, Humphreys grabs a racing yacht headed to Argentina from South Africa, crossing the Atlantic before winding down in Patagonia to begin his ride back home. It was fascinating to read about his encounters as he wended through Argentina a This second book chronicling the adventures of Alastair Humphreys as he cycles around the world is even better than the first.
It was fascinating to read about his encounters as he wended through Argentina and Chile up the spin of the Andes, and quite exhilarating reading about his travel through guerrilla infested Colombia. Quite surprising to read was a positive treatment of his time riding through the USA. After the poverty of South and Central America, as well as Africa, I was sure the opulence of California would be too much, but he was able to put things into perspective.
After surviving a very brutal Siberian trek, Humphreys manages to get into Japan, China, the various "stans," the Caucasus, Turkey, and then back to home. Along the way, he learns that human kindness is not just a Western phenomenon, but the true human condition everywhere.
His stories would make good "Humans of New York" style posts, to be honest. I'm kinda sad to be finished with these two accounts, but very glad I read them. I was never bored, but always given a new perspective through which to see parts of the world I'll never see myself. These are truly remarkable adventures that everyone should read about. Feb 14, Heather rated it it was amazing. I love cycle travel books, I generally find them very inspiring.
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I read Alastair Humphrey's first book, Moods of Future Joy, in the summer last year and saved this one to read on my holiday. I wasn't disappointed. I love the detail and that this book seamlessly carries on from where the first left off. This book leaves you with a sense of adventure; to get out there and explore, see, do, travel the world. I look forward to reading more from this author about his next adventures.
May 22, Mark Bell rated it it was amazing. A great story of an epic journey. There is a challenge to read this book and not mentally plan your own trip. I've daydreamed of weeks around Europe and across America since starting this book - both huge contrasts to the miles weekend trips I took in my teens I admire the bravery required to set-out on this trip, the discipline to stick at it through the mishap, discomfort and degrees C of Siberia.
And I bow to the effort required to complete the trip. There are still a significant nu A great story of an epic journey. There are still a significant number of people in the UK who have travelled fewer miles in their entire lives, using motorised transport, than Alistair completed in his 4 and a half year adventure. An honest and superbly written account I have read many books telling stories from the road written by bicycle travelers. Often those accounts were more about the places than they were about the journey.
Alastair's account brings the reader into the journey like no other. His descriptions of life on the road are honest and revealing. At times he is in tears with doubts about his commitment to finishing and at other times he is ecstatic about what he has accomplished. I highly recommend this book An honest and superbly written account I have read many books telling stories from the road written by bicycle travelers. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good adventure to read about.
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