Eastern Horizons (Paperback)Levison Wood (author)
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…above all, travel.
Those words, written in a letter, have resounded in my imagination ever since I first read them.
Inspired by advice he received in a letter from Lieutenant James Whitehurst of the Royal Artillery - after Wood found and returned his wallet - 22-year-old Levison Wood decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail.
A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.
Eastern Horizons is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him...
Whether following the Nile or travelling from Mexico to Columbia - all on foot - Levison Wood has developed a reputation as a different kind of explorer. This chronicle of his very first adventure takes readers back to the spirit, enthusiasm and bravery of youth that set Wood on the path that would define his career and his life. As National Geographic exclaims, ‘once we’re in the moment with Wood, at this wide-eyed age, the lure of eastern horizons pulling at his heels, his voice is one that will chime with any traveller… Each dealing adds more fuel to a fire that pushes him onwards - always wanting to see more, to map more, to understand the world better’.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
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“The master traveller and storyteller on his very first journey!”
I only have this book on kindle for now but will definitely be buying a hardback as this is one of the books you have to keep. This seemed like the most personal of Levison’s treks since it was his first and the one... More
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