Travel: The Long Hitch Home: Tasmania to London on a Thumb and a Prayer

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Tasmania to London. One end of the globe to the other. 800 hitchhiking rides. 18 thousand miles. Four seasons. Three continents. 19 countries.

How many rides does it take to hitch from Tasmania to London? Rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin decides to find out, propelling him into a high stakes adventure of a lifetime that sees him tackle searing desert, freezing mountains, tropical jungle and barren steppes on little more than a thumb and a prayer.

The Long Hitch Home is a dynamic mix of heart-thumping adventure and well-researched social, cultural, and historical commentary on the score of countries Maslin encountered during his arduous, and at times life threatening, journey home.

Whether writing about exotic backstreets of cities few of us will get to see, or unique wonders far off the beaten track, Jamie Maslin gives a thrilling and often hilarious account of what it is like to hit the road and live with intensity and rapture.

Reviews:

“Travel writing as it should be, fusing riveting travelogue with the sort of suppressed political history that screams out to be heard. The chapters on Laos and Indonesia will be a revelation for many, breaking the silence on epic crimes carried out in our name. A vivid and compelling read that gives a voice to those we never hear.”
— OLIVER STONE

“An extraordinary journey crammed with rich imagery, extreme adventure and the sort of humour that makes you laugh out loud in quiet places. It is the characters Maslin meets who stand out the most, the people whose kindness and hospitality renew your faith in humanity.”
— KATHERINE PRESTON, author of Out With It

“Very well done. Arouses many poignant memories.”
—NOAM CHOMSKY

“Finally! A travel book for adults interested not only in seeing ‘tourist sights’ but understanding the social and political background behind them. The author has done his homework, and you’re the beneficiary. Travel with this book and you’ll return home not only a satisfied tourist but a better, more educated, and wiser citizen of the world than when you left. Travel only broadens the mind when we’re prepared to dig beneath the surface, and this book is indispensable to doing so.”
—FRED BRANFMAN, author of Voices from the Plain of Jars

“Readers who have been waiting for Tucker Max to travel more fully will be thrilled to discover Maslin’s antics … an honest and gripping travel narrative.”
—KIRKUS REVIEWS

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1433 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bucklesby Press (13 July 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B011K2GSWU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Good armchair travel reading – and Im not an armchair …

2 people found this helpful.
 on 1 April 2016
By Dr. Rob.
Good armchair travel reading – and Im not an armchair traveller – Im currently in China. Take heart from this book something I also know that most of the people you meet in the world are just other human beings that will treat you kindly and considerably – there a very few that want to rape murder and steal your sweaty socks.

Great travel writing with interesting history & politics

4 people found this helpful.
 on 19 March 2016
By Susan Green
As a female I am always envious of males able to undertake this type of journey- I can’t imagine many women able to do something similar without putting themselves in danger. Jamie Maslin tells his story well & throws in interesting background & comment to make you think. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

An interesting and well explained journey by this author. …

 on 18 June 2017
By Jennifer Singleton
An interesting and well explained journey by this author. I was kept interested by his journey because he gave me feeling that I was along side in his journey.

Fascinating book

 on 23 June 2017
By Annik Lamotte
I really enjoyed this book and will read it again more slowly to get all the nuamces. The author sounds such a nice guy (and looks it, too, when you see his photo) that it is a pleasure to accompany him on his travels.

An interesting read!!!

One person found this helpful.
 on 23 March 2016
By Mr. Rc Newsome
The Author is an excellent writer ,so interesting to read of his travels. Very descriptive.Worth reading again !!

Great book especially for those like me who have a …

 on 29 June 2017
By cl_steele
Great book especially for those like me who have a certain wanderlust. i especially enjoyed the small history lessons he imparts throughout the book. Very exciting though!

Four Stars

One person found this helpful.
 on 21 January 2016
By Glory B.
Brilliant writer, and very likeable.

Fantastic

One person found this helpful.
 on 17 April 2016
By Amazon Customer
Inspiring story about the generosity of human spirit which evidently is alive and well and spans nations, religions and cultures alike.

Inspiring great story

One person found this helpful.
 on 5 April 2016
By Amazon Customer
Really interesting read, awesome travel story coupled with historic insight. Not a big reader but loved this book fab fab

Five Stars

 on 12 May 2017
By michelle marshall
Great book of Jamie’s interesting journey overland from Tasmania to London

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