Inspired by the hippies of the ’60s, I set off from London to see if it was still possible to travel overland from London to Australia.
With woefully inadequate funds and little hope of actually making it through such notorious hot-spots as the Balkans, Iran and Afghanistan, I threw caution to the wind and followed the trail overland to the East.
It was a journey of exhilarating highs and, on occasions, frustrating lows, of diverse experiences – including the world’s most expensive disco (in Albania), the bombed-out villages of Croatia, the opium fields of Laos, student riots in Jakarta, an all-night beach rave in Thailand – and memorable encounters with a wonderful cast of often eccentric, at times exasperating and, once in a while, overly amorous characters.
It’s still one of my most favourite journeys ever.
‘Inspirational stuff’ – FHM
‘Moore’s a sharp observer of the bizarre … Read, enjoy, escape’ – Maxim
‘A perceptive, subversive and hilarious book’ – Sydney Morning Herald