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Bondi to the Baltic

Bondi to the Baltic (Paperback)

By McCombe, John

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Two antique cars, a few old mates and the journey of a lifetime. Take a couple of vintage cars and their owners' determination to drive them on a pilgrimage from Australia to Finland and you have a fascinating story told through photos and the distillation of blogs and diary entr...ies by some foolhardy, adventurous blokes. Starting out from Thailand, their travels took them through Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Russia and Finland - a six-month journey spread over two legs in successive years. Told in an engaging, self-deprecating and personal style, the reader enters the journey, every step of the way: following the ancient Silk Road route into the mountains of south-west and western China and the Tibetan Plateau where Muslim and Buddhist communities have lived for centuries, through the '-stans', and beyond. Many an adventure, impossibly sticky situations, near misses and regular mechanical breakdowns were inevitably resolved with the support and civility towards this motley group of travellers in their ancient cars, by locals renowned for their hospitality. Nothing was ever too much trouble. They had no sponsor, no professional photographer or filmmaker, no journalist to publish the story, no 'name' to add fame and celebrity, no contract in the pocket for a coffee table book with quality photos and deep, or informed historical and cultural insights, and no travelling mechanical workshop. There was just a determination to get each of these old cars to Helsinki in one piece and smell the roses along the way. A must-read for men (and women) who dream ...
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ISBN 9781925893182
Published AU 1 Apr 2020
Publisher Wild Dingo Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925893182
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Wild Dingo Press
Imprint Wild Dingo Press
Published 1 Apr 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McCombe, John
Category Travel Writing
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade