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Don't use for travel inspriation!
on 24 July 2010
I'm not really sure why I decided to start reading this book, out of all the titles on the shelf - probably to do some armchair travelling.
I knew that there would be a lot of technical bike stuff involved - I'm no petrolhead, but it's interesting enough. Even the writing, which was not great, was fine (to a previous reviewer - I actually like that Milky Way description!).
It was the relentless whinging that got on my nerves no end and means that I'm not going to waste my time with the next book, which from what I gather is the same type of journey but through Africa. Ewan McGregor is the most irritating cuplrit of this, seeming to go into sulks at the drop of a hat - c'mon now!!!!
The descriptions of some of the people that they met were lovely, but not much history of the places they visited I'm afraid, or much interest from the two guys it seemed.
Painfully obviously a moneyspinner with no real soul invested in the adventure.