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The Road to Gobblers Knob By Geoff Hill

The Road to Gobblers Knob

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A book about the Pan-American Highway including various twists and turns in the road, from the difficulties of getting bikes to Chile and the trials of South American border crossings, to the joys of the open road and the dubious delights of the local specialities.

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The Road to Gobblers Knob Summary


The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike by Geoff Hill

At 16,500 miles, it was the world's longest road: a road on which travellers faced being baked in deserts, frozen in mountains, kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, wasted by Montezuma's revenge, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California. The Pan-American Highway - it sounded brilliant. The next day, I went out to buy every book that I could find on it. And found that there weren't any. Then it's about time I wrote one, I thought. Hilariously funny, thoughtful and entertaining, this is that book. From the difficulties of getting bikes to Chile and the trials of South American border crossings, to the joys of the open road and the dubious delights of the local specialities (guinea pig, anyone?), you will love every twist and turn in the (very very long) road on this adventure.

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The Road to Gobblers Knob Reviews


'A brilliant read, a book I simply couldn't put down.You become part of the adventure and all its ups and downs, and the book is bloody funny. It's like a cross between Ted Simon and Flann O'Brien - a cracker.' Hairy Biker Dave Myers 'An outstanding writing talent with a wicked sense of fun ... Brilliant writing, genuinely and originally funny.' Martyn Lewis, broadcaster 'Shift your arse, Kerouac, Geoff Hill's on the road. Faster, funnier and still alive.' Colin Bateman

About Geoff Hill


Geoff Hill is the features editor of the News Letter in Belfast. He has either won or been shortlisted for a UK. Travel Writer of the Year award eight times. He is also a former Irish Travel Writer of the Year and a former Mexican Government European Travel Writer of the Year, although he's still trying to work out exactly what that means. He regularly writes about travel for the Daily Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday.

Additional information

GOR001646747
The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike by Geoff Hill
Geoff Hill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Colourpoint Books
2007-04-23
304
0856408042
9780856408045
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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