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Around the world in 50 years my adventure to every country on earth Summary ¶ 104 ä The New York Times BestsellerThis is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible First he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made arouAlthough it took him forty seven years Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth He achieved this by surviving riots revolutions civil wars trigger happy child soldiers voodoo priests robbers pickpockets corrupt cops and Cape buffalo He went around under or through every kind of earthuake cyclone tsunami volcanic eruption snowstorm and sandstorm that nature threw at him He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live mon. Well I liked it but it has a lot of warts both in structure and in contentAs a young man the author set a record for longest non repetitive around the world trip by car then set about other careers But he noted later in life that he still had the travel bug andn had nearly visited every country in the world So he continued to put notches in his suitcase and eventually visited 196 countries possibly the only person ever to have done soSome stories hint at further adventures but leave the bait dangling without ever really explaining the reference Too many stories involve chasing women or trying to chase women or finding out one is too old to chase women that it doesn't make for an all ages book at least not one I'd want my sons and daughter to read As always Your Mileage May Vary but don't say that you weren't warnedA Cover Love entry for my much belated 2017 TBR Challenge

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Key And he overcame attacks by crocodiles hippos anacondas giant leeches flying crabs and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry themAlbert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is a remarkable and meaningful tale of uiet courage dogged persistence undying determination and an uncanny ability to escape from one perilous situation after another and return with some of the most memorable frightening and hilarious adventure stories you have ever re. Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Dunne Books for this free copy In exchange I am providing an honest review I got to about page 85 before I gave up It's not that the book is poorly written or dull but it wasn't keeping my attention and I was preferring to do other things beside read it So as a nod to so many books so little time I decided to move on Podell managed to touch down and visit every country in the world in 50 years That takes a lot of planning time money and in some case with some countries courage and persistence He had companions along the way and he went solo at some times Yes I managed to get all of this from the first 85 pages His stories and adventures recounted were interesting but not enough to keep me reading

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Around the world in 50 years my adventure to every country on earthThe New York Times BestsellerThis is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible First he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields survived a serious accident atop the Peak of Death came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan and lost three of the five men who started with him two to disease one to the VietcongAfter that. Shades of Bill Bryson meets Phileas FoggPodell has put together an interesting amalgamation of his tales in his uest to visit every country in the world over the last 50 years Some he has to revisit as a result of splits such as Yugoslavia and some have ceased to exist such as East GermanyWritten in a humorous style but not to same uality as Bill Bryson and his wry observations Podell has concentrated on the dangerous and interesting parts of his travels so much of the book is Central African and Middle East basedBe warned that his commentary will not be to all tastes especially his views and participation in the sex trade in Thailand however he writes with compassion about other subjects such as third word child mortality ratesAlthough this book does have some amusing sections I felt it slightly overly long and as a result does drag occasionally However it does have some interesting snapshots of some very obscure parts of the world well off the regular tourist trails Holiday in Nauru anyone