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Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1 by Thomas Stevens
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Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13.500 miles in Yokohama, December 1886.

This is the first volume of his travel experiences, detailing the part of the journey from San Francisco to Teheran, where he spent the winter.

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Around the World on a Bicycle Volume I. From San Francisco to Teheran

By Thomas Stevens

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE OVER THE SIERRAS NEVADAS, . . . . . 1

CHAPTER II. OVER THE DESERTS OF NEVADA, . . . . 21

CHAPTER III. THROUGH MORMON LAND AND OVER THE ROCKIES, . . 46

CHAPTER IV. FROM THE GREAT PLAINS TO THE ATLANTIC, . . 70

CHAPTER V. FROM AMERICA TO THE GERMAN FRONTIER, . . . 91

CHAPTER VI. GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND HUNGARY, . . . . 121

CHAPTER VII. THROUGH SLAVONIA AND SERVIA, . . . . 153

CHAPTER VIII. BULGARIA, ROUMELIA, AND INTO TURKEY, . . . 184

PREFACE. Shakespeare says, in All's Well that Ends Well, that "a good traveller is something at the latter end of a dinner;" and I never was more struck with the truth of this than when I heard Mr... Continue reading book >>


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