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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great read, Oct. 15 2010
When Irene and Rick Butler, retired they decided they wanted to see the world. So they did something most grandparents wouldn't dream of: they donned backpacks and set out. For one year they travelled the globe, visiting twelve countries in twelve months. With gentle humour, Irene relates their trials and tribulations, from the highs of visiting Tibet, the roof of the world, to the lows of being dumped off a train in the middle of the night in Eastern Europe. There are tales of arriving in China with no local currency, and dealing with Indian traffic. And, of course, there are the people they meet along the way. Not only is it a good yarn, but it shows how anyone can travel without breaking the bank, but without living in squalor.