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Sometimes the hardest part of a journey is knowing when it's over.
When twenty-three-year-old Tom Allen and his friends set off from their English village to cycle around the world, they were expecting physical hardship, extreme conditions and a serious case of culture shock. But the hours spent poring over maps could never have prepared them for the experience of life on the road: the petty squabbles, the extreme hospitality, the unexpected joys and dangers.
And then Tom meets Tenny, a feisty Iranian-Armenian girl with dreams of her own, and hits a crossroad. Should he give up his grand plan for the girl he loves, or cycle off and risk missing out on the greatest adventure of them all?
I feel like I have quite a connection to this book. Tom was writing it at the same time as I wrote one myself. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tim Moss
Just finished this and it's great piece of travel writing. He captures his journey really well through the good times and the bad times that any real adventure has. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dunk
Couldn't recommend this book enough and topped off th watching the documentary when finished, great book and journey,Published 6 months ago by paul leonard
Really great book that's *not* about a ride around the world, and *not* about the bike either, though there is a fair bit of cycling, and a lot of distance covered. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karl Mccracken
Well, Tom Allen is on the same boat as I am - he has Armenian wife. This is what lured me to his book and movie... To be perfectly honest I am somehow a disappointed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Artur Mickiewicz
Enjoyable viewing but it's cut in a strange order which I found difficult to follow at points. Considering the price (£12) it's also very short. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mr J E Place