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DOC ✓ READER There Are Other Rivers ☆ On Foot Across India FREE Ì ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS ✓ ✤ [Download] ➼ There Are Other Rivers: On Foot Across India By Alastair Humphreys ➶ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Alastair Humphreys walked across India fAlastair Humphreys walked across India from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast following the course of a holy river Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary real India on the smallest of budgets  There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road Although the author mentioned that he felt at times like a pilgrim justified by his simple life style; eating rice sleeping under stars and daily gruelling miles of walking this is not a pilgrimage He dips in and out of temples ashrams and local festivals staying for a moment and then ducking out and on his way to the river source He play acted at prayer a self confessed aetheist while waxing lyrical at the divine enchanting and uplifting chants of the monks and worshippers I have not read his other books but no doubt they are worthy of their praise However it appears that celebrity may have trickled into his psyche enough to produce a typically introspective monologue on all the reasons we are here Written thousands of times before by every adventurer who ever walked this planet thoughts sensations and feelingsall the same and yet repeated as if brand new Having travelled thousands of miles by bike and on foot in the last 20 or 30 years I am bored by reading the same introspective self analysis of 'why am a I here?' Compared to all the other gushing reveiws no doubt mine will be in the minority

BOOK ´ On Foot Across India Æ Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys walked across India from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast following the course of a holy river Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary real India on the smallest of budgets  There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road This book is incredible I have read Alistair’s book about micro adventures and enjoyed it so much I thought I would try anotherAlistair’s book enthralled me from the start It is not a detailed narrative of the journey it doesn’t contain tales of derring do or high drama Instead Alistair chose to write about the people he meets his experiences the food he eats his daily routine where he sleeps and the things he sees though an account of a single dayHe has an amazing way with words his prose is so elouent it’s easy to see in one’s mind’s eye what he is describing which are the people and parts of India that I was certainly unfamiliar withAlistair also reflects on the reasons behind himself and others deciding to embark on difficult journeys I found it fascinating learning about what makes adventurers and what it is about them that is so different from us ordinary folkAlso this has got to be one of the most beautiful poetic books I have ever read I loved the uotations at the beginning of each chapter they are both thought provoking and awesome in their simplicityI absolutely loved the last sentence it was brilliant and left me with a lump in my throat a tear in my eye and a huge grinPostscriptHaving enjoyed this book so much I have now read Moods of Future Joys and have nearly finish its seuel “Thunder and Sunshine” and would recommend them too

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There Are Other Rivers On Foot Across IndiaAlastair Humphreys walked across India from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast following the course of a holy river Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary real India on the smallest of budgets  There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road I loved this book The writing sums up some really poignant points about adventure and life and challenge in such a simple and clear way that really spoke to me and I felt like I was lost in the journey in India too It made me look around and appreciate being present and enjoying everything you can deliciously devour in the day the smell of the damp ground the feel of the wind the joy and struggle of working hard My favourite uote is below as I think it sums up well why we like to adventure in whatever form how it can define us and why leaving your comfort zone is one of the best things you can do to grow after all we are what we repeatedly do Thank you for writing and inspiring me to live life to the full AlastairCommitting to something difficult is like stepping into a furnace to blaze brightly and to emerge forged hard into someone distinct It may not necessarily make me a better person but it does sharpen my focus on who and what I am