True North

True North : "The Ultimate Around the World Journey"

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TRUE NORTH III -- AN EPIC 137-DAY ADVENTURE DESCRIBING THE ULTIMATE AROUND THE WORLD JOURNEY. NEARLY EVERY "MUST SEE" STOP FROM CAPETOWN TO CAIRO IS DETAILED, ALONG WITH MAJOR PORTIONS OF EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE FAR EAST. THE JOURNEY INVOLVED 36 COUNTRIES, 38 AIR SEGMENTS, 30,000+ AIR MILES, OVER 10,000 MILES ON THE GROUND IN AFRICA ALONE, AND 240 MAJOR UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE TYPE VISITOR SITES. THIS IS WORLD TRAVEL AT ITS BEST, BLENDING BUCKET LIST ATTRACTIONS, ADVENTURE NARRATIVE, AND PERSONAL REFLECTION. UNEXPECTED INTERVENTIONS WITH ORPHANS IN RWANDA, A BLIND GIRL LIVING IN A GARBAGE DUMP IN ETHIOPIA, A POLITICAL PRISONER IN DJIBOUTI AND A FIVE-DAY DIVERSION TO NORTH KOREA HIGHLIGHT THE STORY. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ARE REFERENCED THROUGHOUT. THE AUTHOR'S HUMOROUS AND ALWAYS INSIGHTFUL OBSERVATIONS RESULT FROM SURPRISING, OFTEN DIFFICULT AND USUALLY REVEALING EXPERIENCES FROM THIS "BUCKET LIST MAXIMUS" ADVENTURE IN 2014. THE WRITING IS CONSISTENTLY COLORFUL, TAUT, AND ENTERTAINING, OCCASIONALLY RESULTING IN STARTLING MOMENTS OF RECOGNITION AND FREQUENT MOMENTS OF DELIGHT AND DISCOVERY. LAWRENCE CENOTTO IS A SEATTLE AREA WORLD TRAVELER, WITH VISITS TO OVER 95 COUNTRIES. HE IS A FORMER ALL-AMERICAN QUARTERBACK, SALES PROFESSIONAL, CIVIL WAR BUFF, HISTORY JUNKIE, AND FREELANCE WRITER. "TRUE NORTH" IS HIS THIRD FULL-LENGTH BOOK.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 578 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 952.54g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507798385
  • 9781507798386

About Lawrence Arthur Cenotto

Lawrence A. ("Larry") Cenotto V is a Seattle area world traveler, with visits to over 95 countries. He is a former All-American Quarterback. Also a sales rep, Civil War buff, history junkie, freelance writer, raconteur, plus wine and seafood aficionado (particularly paella). Chilean sea bass in turn trumps the paella. In his free time the author plays goalie for an island recreational soccer team, samples red wine ('quality control tester'), attends movie screenings and theatre offerings religiously, and golfs badly. He is also a color commentator for local high school sports on TV. He has authored a screenplay entitled 'Gettysburg' and invented a mountain climbing board game called 'Conquer Everest!' When not writing or quaffing fermented grapes he spends much of his waking hours reading 'how to' books, personal improvement narratives, leadership biographies, history, and scouting information sources for his next epic journey. 'True North, Vol III' is his third full-length book. Though our writer claims he originally penned 'Great Expectations' and lost it to Charles Dickens in a past-life card shark double or nothing shakedown. Then 'War and Peace' to Leo Tolstoy in a blackmail scheme related to sinuous women at the Russian Imperial Court. And then 'The Sun Also Rises' to Ernest Hemingway in a 36-hour drinking duel. The author can be reached at: cenottothe5th@yahoo.com. His travel blog with many added "True North" color photos can be found at: www.freestyleworldtraveler.blogspot.comshow more