By Albert Podell
The New York occasions Bestseller
This is the inspiring tale of a normal man who accomplished nice ambitions that others had advised him have been most unlikely. First, he set a checklist for the longest vehicle trip ever made all over the world, in the course of the process which he blasted his method out of minefields, survived a significant coincidence atop the height of dying, got here inside of seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and misplaced 3 of the 5 males who begun with him, to sickness, one to the Vietcong.
After that-although it took him forty-seven extra years-Albert Podell set one other checklist by means of going to each nation in the world. He completed this by way of surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy baby infantrymen, voodoo monks, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt police officers, and Cape buffalo. He went round, below, or via all types of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, storm from snow, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate every thing from outdated camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the mind of a reside monkey. And he overcame assaults via crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, monstrous leeches, flying crabs-and a number of attractive girlfriends who insisted that he cease this nonsense and marry them.
Albert Podell's Around the area in 50 Years is a impressive and significant story of quiet braveness, dogged patience, timeless choice, and an uncanny skill to flee from one perilous state of affairs after another-and go back with the most memorable, scary, and hilarious experience tales you've ever read.
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But was it really? The boulder had swept a trail wide enough for a pedestrian, but not wide enough for the car and camper. One at a time, seven of us walked to the road along the boulder’s narrow pathway, with me last in line, pulling the winch wire, which, on reaching the road, I hooked around another boulder that Steve hauled in along a path parallel to the first. It was halfway home when it detonated a mine. The world erupted. I was deafened by the blast. Rock and dirt exploded skyward and settled over our cars.
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Along our route south, the water table was so close to the surface that we found functioning wells whose water was less than 50 feet down. Though we were never sure of the rules and customs, the wells seemed to be open to any thirsty traveler, with a pulley and a goatskin container or bucket ready and waiting, never any fences or NO TRESPASSING signs. Because we all drank heartily—every other hour draining our personal quart-size thermos bottles and the pair of two-gallon jugs we shared—we found it necessary to stop every 30 miles or so to fill up, yet never lacked for a waiting well.