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More than a travelogue
on 7 May 2012
Well worth a read. Ian Usher goes beyond recounting taxi mugging in Iceland and inflexible jobsworth airline reps, to give us an inkling of the reality of a life on the road, 'plane, railway, boat, taxi... ( It was refreshing to read of the generosity of the taxi driver who put him up for the night in time of need - the Icelandic taxi driver who charged $100 for 43 kilometres should read this and hang his/her head in shame).
I was touched by the unstinting generosity of the many people that Ian met and the glimpses he gives us of their lives. His occasional opening of his heart to the reader, sharing deep sorrows and regrets, together with his continued joy at the kindness, helpfulness and hospitality he received paints the picture of an ordinary man who has got right up, dusted himself off and started over again - and again.