Cycling Home From Siberia

Titre : Cycling Home From Siberia

Sous titre : 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycle. An extraordinary journey through Papua New Guinea,

Tibet and Afghanistan

Auteur : Lilwall, Rob

Editeur : Hodder & Stoughton

Publication : 2009

ISBN : 978-0- 340-97986- 0

Genre : Roman d’aventure

Thématiques : Voyage, vélo, découverte, culture, Asie, Océanie, Europe, aventure

Langue : Anglais

Langue d’origine : Anglais

 

Description de l’éditeur :

« ‘It is late October, and the temperature is already -40°C… My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.’ Having left his job as a geography teacher, Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home From Siberia recounts his epic three-and- a-half- year, 30,000 mile journey back to England via the foreboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone and Afghanistan’s war-torn Hindu Kush. » A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey giving a poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world’s toughest corners. »

Extrait :

«Their whole life could have been like The Truman Show, apparently without them really caring. […] I thought of that while riding a bicycle ALBERT EINSTEIN (ON THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY)

When whales fight, shrimp get hurt KOREAN PROVERB […]

One of the boys clasps hold of my hand. His grip is sweaty, and I can smell that he has not washed for a long time. Together, the boy and I follow Craig further in the cemetery. Rounding a corner of tombstones we see many more children, though these seem to be too drugged-up to notice us. Some of them are young, maybe five years old. Several are asleep, lying on top of the gravestones in the burning sun. A young teenage girl shares one slab with a pale, feverish-looking baby. […] »

Coup de cœur : Léo