Walking Home from Mongolia Paperback
Ten Million Steps Through China, from the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea
by Rob Lilwall;
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Walking Home from Mongolia
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Several years have passed since he returned from his life-changing, three-and-a-half-year bike ride home from Siberia and amateur adventurer Rob Lilwall has itchy feet once more. Now his adventurous spirit leads him to deepest Mongolia, setting out on foot this time, on a very long walk back home to Hong Kong. Rob and his cameraman companion Leon take a 3,000 mile hike through the dramatic landscapes and extreme temperatures of back road China - in winter. In this page turning tale of endurance and survival, we visit a host of rarely seen parts of rural China and hear fascinating stories from the people who dwell in the remote plains of the Gobi Desert.
Rob writes with humour and honesty about the physical hardships of his trip and reflects on the absurdity of life, the importance of faith and on the benefits of not taking oneself so seriously.
Walking Home from Mongolia by Rob Lilwall was published by Hodder & Stoughton in November 2013 and is our 28553rd best seller. The ISBN for Walking Home from Mongolia is 9781444745283.
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Walking Home From MongoliaGraham Wise, via The Good Book Stall
If you like travelogues this is definitely for you!
We are advised to walk at least three miles a day, and not many of us achieve that. Rob Lilwall and Leon McCarron walked over 3,000 miles from Sainshand, in Mongolia to Hong Kong, often at over 25 miles a day.
At first sight it looks a large book, but with short chapters inviting the reader to go on to the next, it was a book I could hardly put down. The writing is lively and paints graphic pictures from conditions of extreme cold to extreme heat, trekking over mountains, encounters with Chinese police, running out of money, running out of food, sleeping in the open, in cheap hotels, encountering and avoiding bureaucracy, and being welcomed with generous hospitality in remote places.
My copy was a proof print without maps or pictures so a good atlas was necessary but the published edition will have both so it should be easier to follow their journey. For a good read it can be thoroughly recommended.
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"I'm not sure Rob Lilwall knows it, but he has penned a two-wheeled classic. I wanted to rise up singing and strap on my bicycle clips." — The Guardian (for CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA)
"Lilwall has a wonderful ability to inspire trust in his readers." — The Guardian (for CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA)
"Lilwall's story is a remarkable one...enhanced by the fact that he has a writer's skill for conveying a sense of place." — The Sunday Telegraph (for CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA)
"A rite of passage adventure, full of thrills, excitement and endurance tests." — The Irish Times (for CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA)
"Rob Lilwall is such a transparently decent, honest and likeable bloke that it is difficult not to become involved in the highs and lows of his journey...Ever since Odysseus, the traveller has returned home to find himself wiser and more fulfilled than when he departed. Rob Lilwall is no exception." — TES (for CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA)
Details for Walking Home from Mongolia
|Author / Artist||Rob Lilwall|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (November 2013)|
|Number of Pages||304|
|Page last updated||4th February 2017|