About the Book
But in 2019 I went anyway.
I was right about the rough roads. For most of our two and a half weeks we were thrown about like those little balls in the Lotto machine, often for six or more hours a day. There were times when I thought “Never again.” Our boxy Russian vehicle (I’m not sure whether to call it a van, car or bus) had begun life as an ambulance, but was now lovingly fitted out by its owner-driver.
But I’ll leave you to decide after you’ve looked through this book whether things were barely worth seeing. Our trip concentrated on the central and southern areas, including Gobi, then finished by flying to the far west to witness the shenanigans of an annual eagle festival.
Like most of us, Graham Meale spent a good deal of his life hostage to a mortgage. In 2004, at age 47, he realised that there was more to life, got his first passport and began working hard to fill it up. His goal is to see every nation on Earth that doesn’t have a McDonalds.