Through Sand & Snow
"A genuinely remarkable adventure. True grit and rabid perseverance." - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
★★★★★ "Excellent, gritty travel at its humid best"
★★★★★ "Fast paced, humble, fascinating, eloquently written. 100% recommend"
★★★★★ "Gripping from start to finish. I read it in just one sitting!"
★★★★★ "An amazing and wonderfully written adventure...I'm…
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Also very well written. Charlie chooses the roads less travelled and he meanders for nearly 4 years from the UK to Singapore then back and down through Africa to Cape Town before turning around and cycling back up Africa to the UK. He got arrested in Tibet. Had a pony stolen in Mongolia and nearly got killed by a drunken mob in Ethiopia. Gripping throughout.
I’m not all about thru-hiking, my other love is cycling. I devour hiking and cycle-adventuring in equal measures and this is a classic. As with any decent travelling book, it’s not so much about the mode of transport, whether that is wheels, boots, or whatever. It’s about the adventure, finding yourself, exploring, meeting others, surviving on a budget, and, my favourite, purely escapism.
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