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All the Right Places by Brad Newsham
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All the Right Places

by Brad Newsham

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A very interesting look at a China/Russia/Japan long gone as Newsham's trip was in 1984. Although his book was written a number of years later, it had a stronger sense of currency than did "Take me With You". Really made me think again about doing the Trans-Sib ( )
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"I am in exactly the right place, thinking, doing and feeling exactly the right things ' his was the affirmation that Brad Newsham repeated daily as he cycled alone across the Japanese Alps to Mount Fuji in 1984, free to wander wherever he chose. But back home in San Francisco, life hadn't been so rosy- his first wife of ten years had met someone else and wanted a divorce. He tried everything to change her mind, eventually leaving his job and buying a one-way ticket to Asia in the hope that she would miss him. It worked and then HE met someone else on a bus in Hong Kong. ne of the first wave of Western backpackers to blaze a trail through China and Russia, Brad Newsham travelled from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo to the epic prairies of Mongolia in a journey that took him across Asia by bicycle, boat, bus and the Trans-Siberian railway. With its rich and fascinating cast of characters, not to mention its zeitgeisty acknowledgement on the importance of relationships, ALL THE RIGHT PLACES is classic travel writing at its very best.… (more)

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