The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a motorbike [NOOK Book]

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‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway.

It sounded brilliant.

The next day, I went out to buy ...

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The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a motorbike

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Overview

‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway.

It sounded brilliant.

The next day, I went out to buy every book that I could find on it. And found that there weren’t any.

Then it’s about time I wrote one, I thought.’??

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856408960
  • Publisher: Blackstaff Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/23/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 620,140
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Geoff Hill writes a popular column in the Sunday Times and is the author of Way to Go: Two of the World’s Great Motorcycle Journeys, The Road To Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike and Anyway, Where Was I? Geoff Hill’s Alternative A to Z of the World; and co-author of Oz: Around Australia on a Triumph with fellow journalist Colin O’Carroll. He has either won or been shortlisted for a UK Travel Writer of the Year award nine times and is a former European Travel Writer of the Year. He has written about travel for the Irish Times, Daily Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday.
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‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway.


It sounded brilliant.


The next day, I went out to buy every book that I could find on it. And found that there weren’t any.


Then it’s about time I wrote one, I thought.’

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