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Overland to Iran? More like a trip to Tesco's.
on 8 December 2013
Given that the Overland to Iran and beyond trip is one of the greatest feats of driving, driver stamina and ingenuity in the 20th century, this book is as as exciting as a trip to Tesco's. It is badly written and peppered with spelling mistakes. Given that Smurf -and yes, I have met him on those trips - is an undoubted professional, the account of the trips should have been more exciting with more personal insights. It was undoubtedly true with its accounts of running bent with Mickey Mouse permits and all the other dodges and irregularities that we had to get up to, it is just boring.