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When you are planning your travel reading, don’t forget to research your location on TripFiction. You will find advice on the best books to read for wherever you want to go. TripFiction lets you see a location through an author’s eyes.
OK, that’s pretty nifty — sounds like a source we should reference in our Country Files, doesn’t it? And right now in particular, they’re having a giveaway on what’s by all accounts an amusing retrospective:
‘For some people, retirement dreams consist of comfy slippers and gardening. Not so David and Helene Moore, whose dream was of adventure.
They presented Audley Travel, specialists in creating tailor-made journeys to all corners of the globe, with the challenge of exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food in fifteen countries over ten months.
Fortunately, they were up to the task so David and Helene traded their slippers and gardening gloves for 53 flights, 30 trains, 8 boats, 3 cruise ships, 1 light aircraft, 1 hot air balloon, a motorbike and sidecar, countless speedboats, taxis, tuk-tuks, cyclos, bicycles. And a disobedient horse.
Turning Left Around The World is an entertaining account of their adventure, often intriguing, frequently funny and occasionally tragic. Share their adventure, enjoy the surprises and meet some fascinating people with some unusual customs.’
David is offering 3 SIGNED PRINT COPIES of the book (UK only)
…and 2 digital copies (worldwide for runners up – please specify in your comment if you are ex UK).
PLUS our lovely friends at Marco Polo are generously providing the following to the winners of the print copies – a World Map, a Travel Journal and pocket guides to Peru & Bolivia, Japan and New Zealand...
Sounds fun? Check it out —
p dir=”ltr”>— and in case you’re reading this after the 20th, click on through here to get your own copy!