One Steppe Beyond : Across Russia in a VW Camper, Paperback

One Steppe Beyond : Across Russia in a VW Camper Paperback


Travelling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of times - but in a dilapidated VDub...that's got to be plain daft...hasn't it?

I was in my prime, hungry to make a mark on the world, yet I was making ends meet by delivering egg and cress sandwiches on a bicycle with a bent axle to condescending office workers.

Gainful employment in the ex-Soviet Union was a dream come true.

A chance job offer at a timber yard in Estonia gives Thom and his old pal Jo a taste for the unknown.

So when Uncle Tony asks them to drive to Vladivostok for another job, they can't think of a good reason why not.

The result is a classic caper across the former Soviet Union in Max, a rusty old VW camper.

Knowing little of the language or the geography ahead, they embark on probably the longest commute ever, encountering corrupt officials, film star mechanics and over-friendly gangsters.

Far off the tourist trail, they bear witness to the collapse of one nation and the birth of a new one during the free-for-all that was Russia in the nineties.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, Illustrations map.
  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781849531566



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