Lone Traveller : One Woman, Two Wheels and the World Paperback
by Anne Mustoe
'You don't have to be twenty, male and an ace mechanic to set out on a great journey.
I've cycled round the world twice now. I'm not young, I'm not sporty, I never train and I still can't tell a sprocket from a chainring or mend a puncture.' So speaks Anne Mustoe in the opening to this fascinating record of her second epic journey cycling around the globe from East to West.
Using historical routes as her inspiration, Anne followed the ancient Roman roads to Lisbon, travelled across South America with the Conquistadors, pursued Captain Cook over the Pacific to Australia and Indonesia and followed the caravans along the fabled Silk Road from Xi'an to Rome.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, 1x8 b/w illustration section
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 10/02/2000
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780753504260
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Review by Seajack
Rather than laying out her long round-the-world journey as a chronological narrative, Ms. Mustoe gives highligts, grouped by theme: police encounters, regrets, etc. Interesting approach that helped keep the bookto a manageable length, but not quite the same experience as a "regular" travel book - more like reading an abridged version.