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Dreaming of Jupiter

by Ted Simon

Series: Jupiter (3)

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In de jaren zeventig van de 20e eeuw reed Ted Simon vier jaar lang op een Triumph motorfiets over de wereld; hij deed daarvan verslag in zijn boek ‘Jupiters reizen’*. Bijna 30 jaar later begint hij op zijn 69ste opnieuw aan een wereldreis op de motor. Nu heeft hij echter een dikke BMW die hem door een fan in bruikleen gegeven werd. Hoewel hij dit keer 29 i.p.v. 44 maanden onderweg is, bedraagt de door hem afgelegde afstand (95.000 km.) slechts 8000 km. minder. Hij verhaalt over zijn belevenissen onderweg, waarbij hij keer op keer refereert aan de verschillen in stedenbouw en landschappen vergeleken met zijn eerdere reis. Soms lukt het hem mensen uit die tijd weer terug te vinden. Daarbij is het opvallend hoeveel indruk hij indertijd op hen heeft gemaakt. Dat verbaast hem ook steeds weer. Wat de lezer zal verbazen, is de ontzagwekkende hoeveelheid bagage die hij met zich meesjouwt. Wie ‘Jupiters reizen’ niet kent, zal de vele referenties daaraan voor lief moeten nemen en zich vermaken met de soms voorspelbare, soms bizarre belevenissen van een oudere man op een nostalgische reis. Met katern kleurenfoto's.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0349119600, Paperback)

Ted Simon is the author of the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS. It documents his four-year journey round the world by motorbike, travelling through Europe, Africa, South and North America, and Asia. A number one bestseller in the late 1970s, it is still regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle books - indeed, one of the greatest travel books - ever written. In 2001, at the age of 69, Ted Simon decided to retrace his journey, and DREAMING OF JUPITER is the result. It took him two and a half years - during which time he revisited all the countries he had travelled through in the 1970s. He found much had changed, and he reflects upon the increased poverty, political upheavals, environmental issues and indeed the changes in himself. But ultimately, DREAMING OF JUPITER is a hugely inspiring read with a positive message at its heart - that even at the age of 70 you can still set off on an adventure, and be surprised and excited by what life throws at you along the way.

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In 2001, Ted Simon decided to retrace his trip round the world by motorbike. It took him two and a half years, during which time he revisited the countries he had travelled through in the 1970s. He found much had changed, and he reflects upon the increased poverty, political upheavals, environmental issues, and the changes in himself. Originally pu.… (more)

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