Two travelers unknowingly enter a restricted area in the Thar desert of India near the India-Pakistan border. Their goal is to buy four camels. The camels they end up with include a mean-spirited step sister, a haughty dowager, a flawed beauty, and a long-suffering doofus. When word gets out that two foreigners plan to ride their camels across India, heads start shaking. It is a crazy idea. These two know little about camels, hardly speak the language, and have picked a difficult route. It only gets wilder as they learn how to apologize to a deadly cobra, discover the drawbacks of desert fame, and find out how unpredictable camels can be. There are many surprises that keep the two adventurers using their wits, whether they are figuring out how to keep water buffalo from stomping a charitable gift into the ground, trying to politely avoid shaking hands with a leper, or dealing with machine guns aimed at their heads. Their most precarious predicaments are often equally hilarious. It is a laugh out loud, white-knuckled adventure ride.
|Publisher:||Deer Crossing Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
About the Author
Jim Wiltens is an award-winning writer. When not writing or adventuring, he presents programs to academic and corporate groups on leadership, memory enhancement, and creativity. His job is to inspire youth and adults to set amazing goals. He has been a research marine biologist, commercial diver, chemist, university coach of championship teams, and award winning columnist. He is owner and director of Deer Crossing Camp, a children's summer camp located in the California High Sierra. His adventures include high altitude climbing in the Andes, exploring underwater caves in the Yucatan, kayaking the headwaters of the Amazon, paragliding over Africa, and buying camels to ride across the Thar desert of India and the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.