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In Britain By Jeroen Vogel
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Walking the length of Britain – the other way. Most people walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, but, according to Bill Bryson, the longest distance one can travel in a straight... More > line without crossing salt water stretches between Bognor Regis and Cape Wrath. Dutch author Jeroen Vogel decides to become the first person ever to walk “The Bryson Line.” He shoulders his backpack, turns his back to the English Channel and starts heading north. What follows is an entertaining and inspiring tale about missing waymarkers; fields with bulls, sheep, cows and more sheep; resilience; encounters with Brexiteers; getting lost; avoiding high hill tops and horse flies; too many pints of beer; fairy tale villages and literally reaching that goal, the destination.< Less
In Australia By Jeroen Vogel
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On the first day of his year in Australia, an English backpacker tells Jeroen Vogel that he can add a second year – if he’s willing to do three months of farm work. No worries! And thus... More > he remained for two years in The Land Down Under. On his journey through the rusty red landscape he meets flamboyant characters, works as a pumpkin picker (successfully) and a dairy farm hand (with much less success), finds out about the problematic relations between the ‘whitefellers’ and the ‘blackfellers,’ discovers that his car has been set on fire two days before the start of a road trip, ploughs through the Tasmanian snow, and works briefly on his new ‘career’ in the irrigation industry. But above all he falls in love with that beautiful country named Australia. "In Australia" is a delightful, fast-paced travel story, filled with witty and sharp observations, that paints a striking picture of a faraway country that is so recognizable and, at the same time, so immensely unique.< Less
American Safari By Jeroen Vogel
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North and South America are two completely different worlds – socially, economically, linguistically – but together, the two continents make up the only landmass that stretches from the... More > arctic to the Antarctic. Jeroen Vogel sets out to travel from the polar bears in Canada to the penguins in Chile on buses and trains until he reaches Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. Traversing fifteen countries, from tame Canada and commercial America to corrupt Honduras and poverty-stricken Panama, he finds himself in more than just one precarious situation that needs dealing with on an extraordinary and adventurous journey. The result makes engaging reading for anyone who simply loves a good travel book, especially if the tale is told with a spin of humour.< Less
Baffling Banff By Jeroen Vogel
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Well-researched, detailed, hilarious, uncensored, and incredibly honest, “Baffling Banff” is the perfect introduction to Canada’s favorite little town. Jeroen Vogel’s unique... More > way of blending a travel story with history, insight, opinion, and humor makes for a terribly readable, often thought provoking book that will entertain and educate both Banff’s visitors and inhabitants.< Less
In Vietnam By Jeroen Vogel
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Traveling from Saigon to Hanoi on a Honda Win motorbike—two Dutch friends decide to give it a go. Once the bikes have been purchased in Saigon, they embark—without any experience—on... More > an adventurous journey that takes them along the coast and into the Central Highlands. On the way, they lose each other in Saigon’s impossible traffic, sleep in dirt cheap hotels, continuously experience engine trouble, marvel at the breathtaking landscape, and end up in tiny villages. Everything goes according to plan, until two Italian backpackers and their stunningly beautiful Russian passenger, who seem to be in a rush to get to Hanoi, join the two Dutch friends. While one of the Dutchies can barely go faster than 30 kilometers per hour uphill, the other Dutchie holds on to the jolly Italians, who are inclined to cover five-hundred kilometers per day. Can their friendship—and the trip—withstand the ever-growing annoyances?< Less