Jupiter's Travels Hardcover – Feb 1980
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A compelling narrative that moves, sometimes at breakneck speed, over some of the world's most beautiful and mysterious terrain ? packed with fascinating detail, splendid characterizations, and hair-raising adventures. (The Boston Globe)
Vivid description of driving under conditions that were often ferocious. (NY Times)
Extremely readable, full of keen observation, perceptive insight ? conveying action, drama, tension and danger. (Los Angeles Times)
The best motorcycle travel book ever written. (Motorcycle Sport)
By all means TAKE THE PLUNGE. (Rider Magazine) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Ted Simon was raised in London, studied chemical engineering but went to Paris where he fell into journalism. He has ridden twice around the world on a motorcycle, and published five books on travel and other matters. He now lives in northern California. He has one son. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The book kept me fascinated throughout, - his calm, unhurried 'matter of fact way' of relating his adventures kept me absorbed for many an hour. His story was read and read again, and often shared with others. I also decided to purchase a copy for a friend and give it as a gift. To my surprise and delight, although still in paperback format, it was a larger size, and even contained more photos than the original. An enjoyable read, and well worth the time and money spent.
Most recent customer reviews
Great account of Ted's adventures on the road. Recommended reading for anyone thinking of going on an overseas adventure.Published 1 month ago by Me
The layout of the book was very poor. No chapters, just a few sections which were not indexed.
The writer spent a lot of time writing about his travels through the first few... Read more
I read Dreaming of Jupiter first so was rather unprepared for the real poetry found in Jupiter's Travels. Mr. Simon, like all of us, becomes less ethereal with age. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brent Boyd
Ted is startlingly open and honest about the hardships of such a trip. His highs are stratospheric, his lows are abysmal, but he doesn't shy away from any of them. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tim King
This book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and setting out to see what the world has to offer. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Boogie
Thanks for the book, one of the best reads I've had in a long time. Should be required reading for anyone planning a long, multi-country trip.Published on Jan. 27 2014 by Norman Gunderson