Someone recommended this travel book to me as a 'British Bryson' and I am pleased that he did, because it is a fantastic read. It is funny, sad, beautiful, inspirational and I couldn't put it down. I read it in two sittings.
I would recommend this to anyone who falls into one or more of the following categories :-
1. Likes funny/quirky travel books,
2. Is having a mid-life crisis!
3. Wants a bit of armchair adventure in places like Indonesia, Vietnam, China,
4. Enjoys the likes of Chatwin/McCarthy/Bryson,
I got my copy through Amazon but my friend got his at his local bookshop, published by Pegasus.
On a separate, but related theme, was I the only one not to get 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' by Tony Hawks? Did I miss something? I liked the idea but it didn't click with me.