By Albert Podell
The New York instances Bestseller
This is the inspiring tale of a regular man who accomplished nice pursuits that others had instructed him have been most unlikely. First, he set a checklist for the longest car trip ever made around the globe, in the course of the process which he blasted his approach out of minefields, survived a major coincidence atop the height of demise, got here inside of seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and misplaced 3 of the 5 males who begun with him, to disorder, one to the Vietcong.
After that-although it took him forty-seven extra years-Albert Podell set one other checklist through going to each state in the world. He completed this through surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy baby squaddies, voodoo clergymen, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt police officers, and Cape buffalo. He went round, less than, or via all kinds of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, storm from snow, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate every little thing from outdated camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the mind of a dwell monkey. And he overcame assaults by means of crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, great leeches, flying crabs-and a number of attractive girlfriends who insisted that he cease this nonsense and marry them.
Albert Podell's Around the area in 50 Years is a striking and significant story of quiet braveness, dogged patience, timeless decision, and an uncanny skill to flee from one perilous scenario after another-and go back with probably the most memorable, scary, and hilarious event tales you've ever read.
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I know that Allah watches over everything we do, and that if we do everything as He has caused to be written in the Koran, we shall have our reward. I am serene and at peace with myself and the world. I am delighted with the sunrise, because it is the work of God, and with the sunset, because that is also His doing. And when I say my prayers and praise Him, I am sure that He hears them. ” Because of the time spent mending the camper-trailer, we could make only a short stop at Leptis Magna, much as I’d have preferred to stay a week.
They were somewhat embarrassed, but obviously on the Citroën’s side. From the one who spoke English, the truth began to emerge: The Citroën was an important chap, the police commissioner of the entire district. ) He was a notoriously reckless lead foot whose wild driving was diplomatically ignored in deference to his position. We, however, had caused a contretemps by calling him out on it. The only way he could regain his stature and his village’s respect was for us to admit that we were wrong and make peace.
Once through, we followed the dirt track toward the east and, as the sun came hotter into the sky, we began to feel the effects of dehydration. Our eyes burned and our lips cracked. We found no wells in this part of the desert, not a tree anywhere, not even a boulder to give shade. Suddenly, as we peaked a slight rise, we saw a glorious sight in the distance: a rare desert lake! We gunned the engines, turned off the track, and raced the vehicles toward the water’s edge. We soon left the soft sand of the desert and reached the hard-crusted surface that marked the periphery of the lake.
Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth by Albert Podell