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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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Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1 is a fascinating account of Thomas Stevens' incredible journey around the world on a bicycle. This book provides a detailed look at Stevens' adventures as he cycles through various countries and encounters different cultures. The author's writing style is engaging and vivid, making readers feel as though they are right alongside him on his travels.

Stevens' determination and courage are evident throughout the book, as he faces numerous challenges and obstacles along the way. From rough roads and inclement weather to cultural misunderstandings and language barriers, Stevens' journey is filled with a series of exhilarating highs and challenging lows.

One of the most striking aspects of the book is Stevens' ability to capture the beauty and diversity of the countries he visits. His descriptions of the landscapes, people, and customs he encounters are rich and vibrant, painting a vivid picture of the world as it was in the late 19th century.

Overall, Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1 is a captivating read that offers a unique perspective on travel, adventure, and the human spirit. Readers who enjoy travelogues and tales of exploration will find this book to be a compelling and inspiring read.

Book Description:
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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