Walking Home From Mongolia

Walking Home From Mongolia : Ten Million Steps Through China, From the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea

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Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six-month journey, walking almost 5000 kilometres across China. Along the way he and his cameraman Leon brave the toxic insides of China's longest road tunnel, explore desolate stretches of the Great Wall and endure interrogation by the Chinese police.

As they walk on through the heart of China, the exuberant hospitality of cave dwellers, coal miners and desert nomads keeps them going, despite sub-zero blizzards and the treacherous terrain.

Rob writes with humour and honesty about the hardships of the walk, reflecting on the nature of pilgrimage and the uncertainties of an adventuring career. He also gives a unique insight into life on the road amid the epic landscapes and rapidly industrialising cities of backwater China.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 22mm | 273g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 2 x 8pp photo section and pen and ink chapter openers
  • 1444745301
  • 9781444745306
  • 215,750

Review quote

The book was number two in a list of top travel reads. * Cathay Pacific In-flight Mag * ...entertains, informs and makes you think * Inspire Magazine * The chapters are short and punchy, there's an unfolding story which keeps you gripped, and the insights into a vastly changing country are fascinating. * Inspire Magazine *
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About Rob Lilwall

Rob Lilwall is a writer, adventurer, theology student and motivational speaker, who regularly transfixes audiences with tales from his 30,000 mile journey by bike from Siberia to England. Rob has written about his journey for magazines and journals worldwide.

In 2004 Rob gave up his job as a geography teacher in London and set off around the world with nothing but a bike and a healthy dose of fear...around 3 years later he arrived home, with some remarkable stories to tell!
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Rating details

227 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 21% (48)
4 40% (91)
3 32% (72)
2 7% (16)
1 0% (0)
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