Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World
Penguin, 6 Απρ 2010 - 288 σελίδες
An eye-opening and fascinating journey from an acclaimed travel writer who circled the globe without ever leaving the ground.
In this age of globalism and high-speed travel, Seth Stevenson, the witty, thoughtful Slate travel columnist, takes us back to a time when travel meant putting one foot in front of the other, racing to make connections between trains and buses in remote transit stations, and wading through the chaos that most long-haul travelers float 35,000 feet above. Stevenson winds his way around the world by biking, walking, hiking, riding in rickshaws, freight ships, cruise ships, ancient ferries, buses, and the Trans-Siberian Railway-but never gets on an airplane.
He finds that from the ground, one sees the world anew-with a deeper understanding of time, distance, and the vastness of the earth. In this sensational travelogue, each step of the journey is an adventure, full of unexpected revelations in every new port, at every bend in the railroad tracks, and around every street corner.
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GROUNDED: A Down to Earth Journey Around the WorldΚριτική χρηστών - Kirkus
An anemic travelogue from a Slate contributor.To counteract their ennui, Stevenson and his girlfriend decided to travel the globe without the use of air travel. The conceit begins auspiciously but ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
Amazing!Κριτική χρηστών - countrygirl2192 - Borders
This was an amazing book that kept my interest. I even contacted the author to tell him how much it inspired me...and he wrote back! I reccommended it to my friend and my old english teacher. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής
Chapter Two Antwerp to Tallinn
Chapter Three Tallinn to Fushiki
Chapter Four Fushiki to Beijing
Chapter Five Beijing to Hanoi
Chapter Six Hanoi to Bangkok
Chapter Seven Bangkok to Singapore
Chapter Eight Singapore to Brisbane
Chapter Ten Los Angeles to Washington D C and Points Beyond