5.0 out of 5 stars
An awe-inspiring journey, 29 Jan. 2014
This book tempted me for several reasons, but mostly because of the unusual scope of this journey. Crossing the Gobi desert and all of mainland China was a wonderful achievement, and it was fascinating to read how such a vast expedition was possible on such a low spec (relatively) budget. I spend a lot of time outdoors with various people and could empathise with those long repetitive days, the difficulties of spending too much time with somebody and I could also appreciate the end goal. Great read with interesting insights into Mongolian and Chinese culture, great humour and a clear thirst for adventure.