Eighteen thousand miles. Eight hundred rides. Nineteen countries. Three continents. One end of the globe to the other. Could you quit your job for the adventure of a lifetime?
How many rides does it take to hitch from Tasmania to London? Rogue wanderer Jamie Maslin decides to find out as he propels himself into the high stakes adventure of a lifetime. With little more than a thumb and a prayer, Maslin tackles searing deserts, freezing mountains, tropical jungle and barren steppes, figuring the rest out along the way.
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.