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The world's most travelled man : a twenty-three-year odyssey to and through every country on the planet / Mike Spencer Bown.

Bown, Mike Spencer, (author.).

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Creston Public Library 940.41 BOW (Text) 35140100028474 New Books Display Volume hold Checked out 02/06/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781771621427 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: viii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia : Douglas & McIntyre, 2017.

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Formatted Contents Note: Roughing it in the bush -- The trip of many firsts -- Tropics and the business of travel -- Colonized and Balkanized : Lumpers and splitters -- Iran, Iraq -- What's the difference? -- Hub and spokes -- Roof of the world -- Railroading Russia -- Penguins and condors -- Red sands, black sea -- The mixing of the waters -- Steppes to the Far East -- The forest primeval -- Horn to the bight -- Endless isles -- An Arab spring -- Holy lands and visa devilry -- Emerald Isle : Make new friends and keep the old.
Summary, etc.: "In 1990, Calgary-raised Mike Spencer Bown packed a backpack and began a journey that would eventually take him through each of the world's 195 countries and span more than two decades. From relaxing on the white sand beaches of Bali to waiting out blizzards in Tibetan caves, Bown trekked from country to country, driven by a desire to see the world in the most authentic way possible, not to just collect stamps on his passport. Eventually, he began to earn international recognition for some of his more unconventional destinations -- such as a memorable trip to war-torn Mogadishu. The World's Most Travelled Man is an eye-opening account of the universal human experience as seen from each corner of the changing world. Blending a romantic connection to nature through solitude and the social examination of culture, Bown fully immerses himself in each experience, however diverse, dangerous or dirty, veering way, way off the backpacker circuit to see the world through an unparalleled perspective. The World's Most Travelled Man is a journey of global proportions shared with the humility of a man who simply wants to satisfy his own curiosity and live life to the fullest." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bown, Mike Spencer > Travel
Voyages around the world
Genre: Autobiographies.

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