Two Wheels In The Dust

Two Wheels In The Dust : From Kathmandu to Kandy

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India is no place for the faint-hearted cyclist. The streets are jammed with cars, busses, rickshaws, animals, fortune-tellers, barbers, beggars and people sleeping or cooking. Following the success of her two previous outings, A Bike Ride and Lone Traveller, adventuresome ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe donned the cycle helmet once more and set out on an exhilarating journey round the Indian subcontinent. Beginning in Kathmandu in Nepal and ending in the tranquil hill town of Kandy in Sri Lanka, Anne's amazing journey is told with keen observation and the relish of the open road.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 336 pages
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753547821
  • 9780753547823

About Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe read Classics at Cambridge and was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following who lectures regularly on her adventures.show more

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India is no place for the faint-hearted cyclist. The streets are jammed with cars, busses, rickshaws, animals, fortune-tellers, barbers, beggars and people sleeping or cooking. In this hectic environment, adventuresome ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe found a pocket of calm: a man praying to Hanuman at a roadside shrine. Her curiosity about this magical Hindu monkey-god led her through the entire Indian subcontinent and back three millennia - to the origins of the Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana. Beginning in Kathmandu in Nepal and ending in the tranquil hill town of Kandy in Sri Lanka, Anne Mustoe's amazing journey by bicycle is told with keen observation and the relish of the open road. Praise for Anne Mustoe: 'Evocative reading' Observer 'Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller' Daily Telegraph 'A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller' Wanderlustshow more

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