[Read Reading] Through Sand & Snow: A Man, a Bicycle, and a 43,000-Mile Journey to Adulthood via the Ends of the Earth (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Charlie Walker, Charlie Walker, Charlie Walker: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Charlie Walker – Carcier.co
Bought this after Charlie came into my school on two occasions to talk to students He was brilliant to listen to and his book reflects the engaging way he discusses his amazing travels The book goes into detail about his though processes and the emotional side of his journey, which an hour s assembly didn t allow for.I thoroughly enjoyed the book and read than half of it in one sitting Very engaging and easy read Definitely recommend. Sadly I am coming to the end of this amazing and wonderfully written adventure and I m not sure what will ever follow it There must be lots travel ahead of him yet as he is only in Malaysia so bring on the next installment soon I have read several similar travel stories but I have loved every page of his wonderfully descriptive journey and can easily recommend this as the best yet Wish I could write so well. In a very crowded market for this type of book, the writing is above average and the descriptions of travels are very good The characters met along the way bring the book to life Maybe for me a bit too much emphasis on relationship challenges towards the end of the book but equally, other readers may find this perfect for putting the emotional strain of such an endeavour into context Overall, I would recommend and I very much enjoyed this book What an amazing adventure I am left craving Part 2 Charlie s humility, thirst for adventure and perseverance are prevalent throughout His journey and writing cannot fail to bring out the Wanderlust in everyone.Combining a maturing outlook on life and personal relationships with an acute cultural awareness make for a compelling read and one I highly recommend. I expected about the cycling but the fact that the author had covered all those miles I guess was enough to say yes he is a cyclist He gives an in depth view of what goes through his mind when he s on the road sometimes lonely then happy, warm then cold Beautifully described places and things to see I really enjoyed the book Thoroughly enjoyed this saga So much insight into the places he visited Two things could be improved the maps could be a lot clearer and why no photos Books are all about communicating so why not use everything Thank you Charlie for your honesty and your will to keep going I congratulate you A fascinating insight into world travel I enjoyed it all, even the heavy biographical excerpts interspersed amongst this sometimes very dangerous adventure Startling and extremely sad episodes of life in other parts of the world and its history, makes my armchair feel very safe Well written and at times, beautifully expressed I thoroughly recommend. At age , Charlie Walker left home in search of adventure Fleeing the boredom that comes with comfort, he set off on a secondhand bicycle The aim was simple to pedal to the furthest point in each of Europe, Asia, and Africa He didn t train or plan He just started The journey was an escape from an unremarkable existence, a pursuit of hardship, and a chance to shed the complacency of middle England From the brutality of winter on the Tibetan plateau, to the claustrophobia of the Southeast Asian jungle, the quest provided Charlie with ample opportunity to test his mettle Ultimately, though, the toughest challenge was entirely unforeseen Well written, a great adventure, can t wait to read his next book I love the way he has managed to paint a picture of the emotions and sheer hard work involved, the people he meets, the situations he manages to get out of, love, kindness It is all there Great read Charlie. Charlie Walker s Through Sand all the while going by bike, a little distance each day Then reaching his destination became possible.Through Sand Snow is just one stage of Walker s other varied and challenging adventures that would follow I hope those will be part of yet another book waiting to be penned by Walker Meanwhile, now the wiser from self propelled travel, Walker concurred with Tim Cahill, A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.