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Offline Dirtybill

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Jupiter's Travels
« on: October 18, 2007, 05:25:01 am »
Sadly, I had never read this book before.  I'm about half way thru it now, where he spends 8 days in semi-custody in Brasil.   I've heard this before about parts of Africa, that it will leave a life long impression on you.   But this book was written in the 70's, so my question is this book still relevant to today's Africa?  I realize that saying "Africa' requires a broad generalization but are there countries that YOU wouldn't venture to today?
 

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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 07:29:49 pm »
Plenty of riders are still riding to most of the countries that ted rode thru.

Check out:
www.photobiker.com

A girl and a guy, only a couple of years ago.

Enjoy the read. Tell them I said hi. ;D
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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 07:20:24 pm »
I've gotten a couple of enquiries on where to obtain the above book.

Hope this helps for you SA folks.

http://www.exclusivebooks.com/search.php?searchtype=1&type=3&keyword=Ted+Simon

Obviously he has a 2nd book out.
 

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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 05:32:58 pm »
Jupiters Travels is published by Penqiun Books.

Never been out of print since the first year it was published.
Available thru many international book selling sites.

Cheers: Jaq.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2008, 05:33:19 pm by Jaqhama »
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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 10:39:05 pm »

I've just finished reading it. Not that it's relevant to your question.

I can only comment on Sub-Sahara Africa, and the short answer is no. You can go to any country and not have to worry about incarceration by government agencies.

One on one crime will be more of an issue, but really not that big an issue at all if you are sensible and aware.


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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 03:12:16 pm »
Spent 16 days in a Angolan jail in Luanda, made me appretiate the blue sky, but traveled in Africa a-bit and never had problems I couldn't solve with good manners, a smile and a ciggy or 2.

I used tell people I travelled through Africa like Clint Eastwood, they would ask if I carried a 44 magnum I awnser, No a fist full of dollars ;D
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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 05:40:39 pm »
Spent 16 days in a Angolan jail in Luanda

Nou daars 'n storie wat ek wil hoor.

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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 10:12:59 am »
He did write a more recent book called Dreaming of Jupiter, where he does the same trip but 25 years later this might be of interest to you
 

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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 10:01:18 am »
Spent 16 days in a Angolan jail in Luanda

Nou daars 'n storie wat ek wil hoor.

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Re: Jupiter's Travels
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008, 08:29:31 pm »
He did write a more recent book called Dreaming of Jupiter, where he does the same trip but 25 years later this might be of interest to you

Busy reading it at present. Very interesting
The overriding theme (IMO) is that Africa is not what it used to be (no sh%t sherlock). I get the feeling he is quite disolushioned by it as he expected Africa to be as it was in the early '70's

Serious food for thought
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