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Zanzibar to Sinkiang By Farhat Jah
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Enthralled by trains, fascinated by Asia, Farhat Jah always wanted to take the Trans Siberian express. In November 2007, he boarded the Rossiya in Moscow’s Eastern Station with the idea of... More > crossing a quarter of the globe and getting on with his life. This started a series of rail journeys across some of the most complex nations in Asia. Covering Russia, Mongolia, China, “Zanzibar to Sinkiang” takes the reader through some of Asia's most complex nations.< Less
Riding into the Sunrise: Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia By Gregory Yeoman
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As Russia came to terms with the loss of its former USSR satellites and Russians learned to deal with new ideas such as freedom of action and expression, a small group of cyclists – from... More > Britain, Australia and Russia itself – made its way across this huge country. ‘Riding into the Sunrise’ is the story of their journey, the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition. 8304 miles through steppe, mountains, forest and swamp, spurred on by mental and physical will power, curiosity and a tremendous sense of adventure. As they headed east, the generosity of the people they met in the city tower blocks and village cabins kept their spirits high and after five months of cycling, as they reached Vladivostok, it seemed they had conquered the great Red Bear. Or had they…? 59 black and white photographs and 8 maps help bring the story to life.< Less
Travels with Mensans By Neil Matthews, Barry Needoff
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What do Mongolians smuggle on board the Trans-Siberian Express? Where is Paradise and why is it cursed? How do you confuse a mugger in Brazil? In TRAVELS WITH MENSANS, you can find out. ... More > You’ll also get an insider’s perspective on what it feels like to sail a tall ship around the Canaries, to be a guest at a family wedding in Pakistan and to visit some of the world’s most beautiful and strangest places. This special collection of travel writing, by members of the high IQ society Mensa, remembers bygone worlds and considers the nature of travel memories, the pros and cons of travelling alone and the effects of tourists on the places they visit. TRAVELS WITH MENSANS – travel writing to make you think. Net proceeds from the sale of this book go to Médecins Sans Frontières (www.msf.org).< Less