Walking Home from Mongolia : Ten Million Steps Through China, from the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea Paperback
by Rob Lilwall
Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six-month journey, walking almost 5000 kilometres across China.
Along the way he and his cameraman Leon brave the toxic insides of China's longest road tunnel, explore desolate stretches of the Great Wall and endure interrogation by the Chinese police.
As they walk on through the heart of China, the exuberant hospitality of cave dwellers, coal miners and desert nomads keeps them going, despite sub-zero blizzards and the treacherous terrain. Rob writes with humour and honesty about the hardships of the walk, reflecting on the nature of pilgrimage and the uncertainties of an adventuring career.
He also gives a unique insight into life on the road amid the epic landscapes and rapidly industrialising cities of backwater China.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 2 x 8pp photo section and pen and ink chapter openers
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 14/08/2014
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781444745306