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11. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

Christoph Rehage meets Xie Jianguang, who since 25 years wanders trough China

this is from the german Magazin STERN (www.stern.de)who wrote a big story about www.thelongestway.com

12. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

How about this lady http://www.mariesworldtour.com/???

There seems to be a lacking of the feminine half here. I know I could be letting myself up for a hit on that one

I met some great Korean girls out there traveling alone in some pretty remote places. Just read about a guy who met a Korean girl alone in Afghanistan in 2007. Never hear about them on the internet though... then again I don't know Korean...

13. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

How about Peter Moore from Australia? He seems to have written quite a bit? hmmm

14. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

This family http://www.familyonbikes.org/ is pretty cool and I second Rolf Potts...I also like the works of CHuck Thompson as a traveller.

15. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Gotta throw Paul Theroux into the mix there. He's a true adventurer and an amazing writer. I love his books.

16. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

Good pull on Theroux....He's a good writer and doesn't hide the fact that he's also sort of a dink. Weird, but I like that. That said, Robert Young Pelton makes me gag...I'd like to punch him in the throat to make up for all the gagging he has made me do.

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17. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3711 posts) 8y

I agree with the above posts about Paul Theroux and Peter Moore -I have read several of both of their books and have really enjoyed them.

Christina Lamb, although more of a journalist than a traveller, has travelled Afghanistan alone and spent time with the mujaheddin and fighters that went on to become Taliban. She has also reported from many other areas of the world which she has recorded in her recent book 'Small Wars Permitting'.

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Hear hear, another fan of both Paul Theroux and Peter Moore. Read most of their (non fiction) books and a new Theroux is due to arrive in the bookshops, so I heard as well.

Other travellers I like are Michael Palin (got most of this books in the beautiful coloured version), Ted Simon (the motor guy of Jupiter's Travels, recently did the trip again), Robert D. Kaplan (liked his destinations, like the Balkan, Middle East and Caucasus Region) and Redmond O'Hanlon (especially like his Amazon/Orinoco trip).

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