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Back in Six Years

October 30, 2008

Tony  Robinson-Smith was living in Japan teaching English and after five years decided that was it.  He craved more; call it broadening your horizons, seeing thirty creep up on you, or maybe it was an epiphany that there was so much more out there to discover.  Tony made the decision to return home to England and then travel across the planet without leaving the surface, in other words,  absolutely no air travel.  Six years and 55 countries later he wrote Back in Six Years: a journey around the planet without leaving the surface, referencing  his notes and journals.

He begins by hitchhiking his way through to Spain rather uneventfully, however things change when he hits the African continent.  He experiences extreme thirst, jungle sickness, friends in the most unlikely places and learns that crossing borders can be a hair raising experience.

Hop on board with Tony and discover the world on the surface,  sailing a boat across the Pacific with no previous sailing experience, bicycle across Canada and canoe through Indonesia.   Robinson-Smith has an easy and engaging style of writing.  I was engrossed in his adventure and had a brief yearning to do it myself.

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Posted by Janice B @ CS

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