He's visited over a hundred countries, seen revolutions, famines, wars, and panty raids, feasted in palaces and fasted in caves. He's discovered paradises, been saved by dolphins, hopped freight trains, danced with an 108-year-old woman, swam with sharks, frequented whore houses and opium dens, and met a man capable of revealing God. In the pages of this book you'll meet the queen of the Ecuadorian prison system, the Dalai Lama, Dick Cheney, a swami from Katmandu who makes his living picking up large stones with his penis, yak herders, tunnel rats, 300 pound go-go girls, deep sea divers, drug dealers, stock car drivers, Indonesian princes, Bolivian miners, beanheads, powder monkeys, hookers and saints.
Between the stories the author gives advice to would-be travelers, describes six tropical paradises where you can live comfortably on five hundred dollars a month, and includes his personal lists of the best things in the world.
Mr. Linnemeier hails from the Hoosier state. Today he treads the path of moderation, living contentedly in a small town, surrounded by friends and family. He claims to have abandoned most of his previous vices, and has the stated aim of dying peacefully in bed atninety five. In his own words, "I'm not the kind of person that men automatically defer to. I don't usually make women's hearts beat faster when they see me across a crowded room." That's the point: you don't have to be remarkable to live a remarkable life. If you'd like to lead an adventurous life but feel that you're too young, too old, too poor, or too tied down with responsibilities, then read on.
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Through this book, I met John Linnemeier, who lives in Bloomington , IN. Although this book is extraordinary, I believe everything in it is true, including his machine gun wounds in Vietnam and his realization of God. John spent his life traveling the world, from the most remote areas of Africa to the rapture of India. Each chapter of the book reports an adventure is a few pages. In addition, John provides information on how to live in several paradises at very reasonable cost. What an story!