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A fab, fab fab adventure story by a real adventure story teller!
on 16 December 2013
I genuinely and heartily recommend this adventure travel book - You really don't need to be a motorcyclist to enjoy this but if you are... then you will appreciate Dom Giles' honest and personal approach to tackling modern bike maintenance, like who the hell knows how these things work? Dom has really captured the essence of the traveller and beautifully conveys the joy of immersing himself in the culture and communities through which he rides. An honest and candid tale of an epic journey over 30,000 miles and 18 countries on two continents, Dom Giles confirms there is so much more out there than the BBC et al will have us believe. Essentially the people of the world are good; they are not corrupt, dangerous or immoral and if we take the time to get involved they will enrich our lives... if only we would give them the chance! Dom concludes his writing by saying that travelling breaks down barriers, dispels myths and broadens the mind... and he posits the idea that all world leaders should be forced to take a GAP year and travel before taking office - What a wonderful notion!
Why travel? wrong question. Actually... why not? All peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die and if we try to understand each other we may become friends. Dom Giles clearly and effectively shows us the world is full of generosity towards strangers and a general desire to live in peace. Life is lived, family by family and mile by mile and this fantastic book simply encourages us to go explore. I'm out of here... cheers Dom!