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    • ISBN:9781444745290
    • Publication date:21 Nov 2013

Walking Home From Mongolia

Ten Million Steps Through China, From the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea

By Rob Lilwall

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Cycling Home from Siberia author Rob Lilwall's unique adventure through freezing China from Mongolia to Hong Kong - this time on foot.

Starting in the Gobi desert in winter, adventurer Rob Lilwall sets out on an extraordinary six-month journey, walking almost 5000 kilometres across China. Along the way he and his cameraman Leon brave the toxic insides of China's longest road tunnel, explore desolate stretches of the Great Wall and endure interrogation by the Chinese police.

As they walk on through the heart of China, the exuberant hospitality of cave dwellers, coal miners and desert nomads keeps them going, despite sub-zero blizzards and the treacherous terrain.

Rob writes with humour and honesty about the hardships of the walk, reflecting on the nature of pilgrimage and the uncertainties of an adventuring career. He also gives a unique insight into life on the road amid the epic landscapes and rapidly industrialising cities of backwater China.

Biographical Notes

Rob Lilwall is a writer, adventurer, theology student and motivational speaker, who regularly transfixes audiences with tales from his 30,000 mile journey by bike from Siberia to England. Rob has written about his journey for magazines and journals worldwide.

In 2004 Rob gave up his job as a geography teacher in London and set off around the world with nothing but a bike and a healthy dose of fear...around 3 years later he arrived home, with some remarkable stories to tell!

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  • ISBN: 9781444745306
  • Publication date: 14 Aug 2014
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
The chapters are short and punchy, there's an unfolding story which keeps you gripped, and the insights into a vastly changing country are fascinating. — Inspire Magazine
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