Hit the Road, Jac!: Seven Years, Twenty Countries, No Plan

Hit the Road, Jac!: Seven Years, Twenty Countries, No Plan

by Jacqui Furneaux

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890623647
Publisher: Lost Classic Books
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Edition description: North American Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 862,631
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Seven years, twenty countries, no plan.
How it started . . .
In 1998, after bringing up a family and enjoying a lifetime career as a nurse and health visitor in the UK, I set out on a year’s journey, on my own for the first time ever, having always been someone’s daughter, little sister, or wife. I started backpacking in Thailand and explored many South East Asian countries armed only with wide-open eyes and a guide book. Six months into the trip and feeling quite the adventurous explorer, I went to Pakistan and then to Rajasthan, India, where I met a Dutchman who was travelling on an Enfield Bullet motorbike. He fired my imagination with tales of the open road.
I returned to the UK, but I found it hard to settle down, as I really liked travelling, and although at my age I really should have known better, I set off again, this time combining my love of travel with my other passion . . . motorcycling. I’d owned various Japanese motorbikes over the years since
Exchanging guide books for road maps, for my fiftieth birthday I bought a brand new 500cc Enfield Bullet in India and rode it, initially alongside the Dutchman who had suggested the idea. He was seventeen years younger than me, and I thought the adventure might last six months, at most. None of it was planned. I would not have dreamed I’d be having this chance of a lifetime when I should have been saving for my retirement. But life’s too short not to take a chance.

Table of Contents

About the Author v 1 Sikkim, India, 2000 1
2 Nepal, India Again, and Theo 21
3 Pakistan 33
4 Syria 47
5 Backpacking in Burma 63
6 Laughter in Thailand, Cambodia,
and Thailand Again 79
7 Malaise in Malaysia 95
8 Men Who Scare on Boats upon the Vasty Deep 111
9 Indonesia 129
10 Australia 147
11 Papua New Guinea to Australia 161
12 Home for Christmas and Japan 179
13 Australia to New Zealand 187
14 New Zealand 211
15 Home and New Zealand 241
16 Ecuador with Abby 251
17 To Colombia 263
18 Colombia to Mexico via Panama, Nicaragua,
Honduras, and Guatemala 281
19 Mexico Onwards, the USA and Canada 303
20 Coming Home 315
Epilogue 323

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