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By Any Means: His Brand New Adventure From Wicklow to Wollongong Paperback – 28 May 2009
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"Replete with colorful characters, hair-raising action and enough raw machismo to knock over an elephant." "Kirkus Reviews" on "Race to Dakar""
* A brand new travel adventure from bestselling author Charley BoormanSee all Product description
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'By any means' is a fantastic read featuring an inspiring journey, one where Chraley Boorman sets off alone, well, not complete alone, he is joined with Russ and Mungo the cameraman (and a small support team behind the scenes) who both feature a lot throughout the book, the team approach to this adventurous journey give off a real 'friendship vibe' to the whole trip. It goes to show its not all about motorbikes like previous shows/books!
Like all of his travel stories, this series really gave me itchy feet, his enthusiasm for travel, adventure, meeting new people and life, is infectious.
It is a 'Pringle' of a book, 'once you pop you can't stop', when you start to read it, make sure you have time to read it all the way through, you will not want to put it down, prefect holiday read.
Even if you have not seen the tv series or watched the DVD you can imagine the amazing scenery of all the countries through which they travel through the book, it creates great imagery through great descriptions', with a selection of brilliant photos.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves an adventure and wants an 'armchair adventure'. I would also recommend the dvd it's a great watch and really brings the book to life.
I own this in both paper back and hard back, when to read and one to look good on the shelf and the dvd!
I will be buying, reading and watching any of his future adventures.
But in reality it doesn't happen - Just like that!
Months and months of planning routes...obtaining travel visas...necessary documentation of the items being carried...medical check-ups...insurance...various amounts of different currency...Oh! the hightmare of planning is enough to put the majority of people off...
Thankfully, this set of people with Charley on this long-haul trip using a vast load of different modes of travel from : Motorbikes, Cars, Buses, Horses, Ships, Boats, etc. may not be for the fainthearted, but this was proved to be not a problem, there was the waiting game at Customs Posts when it came to documentation and photocopies were not acceptable...so the originals had to be sent out so progress could be made towards the finishing line in Australia.
This book and indeed the DVD of the programmes seen on TV I most certainly recommend, but unless you are thinking of following in Charley's footsteps...use it for the enjoyment it can bring and not necessarily as a bible to do the same...mind you in some parts of Britain you could try the same...Bus to Train Station - Train to Blackpool...Taxi to Hotel...Walk onto Prom...Catch Tram to Pleasure Beach...Oh! the endless various rides at Pleasure Beach...Log Plum/PepsiMax/Umberellas the variants go on and on...no passport or visa required...take sick bag just in case...
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