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Jupiters reizen by Ted Simon, Lennard Kadiks

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Jupiters reizen Vier jaar lang was de Engelsman Ted Simon op zijn motor onderweg Hij reisde van land naar land van continent naar continent tot hij uiteindelijk terugkeerde naar zijn huis in Frankrijk Op fascinerende wijze schrijft hij in Jupiters reizen over de adembenemende landschappen waar hij doorheen rijdt de intrigerende mensen die hij ontmoet de kleurrijke culturen en bijzondere tradities maar ook schrijft hij over de afschrikwekkende armoede en de vaak bizarre omstandigheden waarin hij terechtkomt

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No description available, By the time he turned fifty Ted Simon had seen a great deal of the world even circled the globe by motorcycle But eastern Europe was an area he had never explored It resonated in his history however His mother was German his father who vanished when Simon was five was a Romanian Jew Simon became curious about his heritage only after his mother died in He then conceived the idea of traveling between the two poles of his legacy through Germany Poland Russia Ukraine and Romania seeking to understand more about this turbulent region and more about his parents whose brief and explosive marriage arose from their attempt to escape their cultural pasts Insightful humorous and often moving The Gypsy in Me vividly recounts Simon s mile journey Covering much of the trip on foot Simon gets an up close and personal entree into the lives of these around him and also learns unexpected lessons about his physical limitations In the former East Germany he stays with a family longing for the lost security of Communism in Russia he finds himself beset by entrepreneurs eager to do business American style He befriends a Russian colonel and his family who are struggling to keep up propriety and comfort when the economy is so bad they have to grow their own food In Ukraine far from any tourist spots he is adopted by a rural family and welcomed with a heartwarming Orthodox church service In Romania he is intrigued by the Gypsy culture and he miraculously locates a man who knew his grandfather and gives him clues to his family s past Everywhere he goes the specter of history lingers in the last standing buildings of a Russian ghetto long purged of its Jewishpopulation in Polish towns reclaimed from Germany after World War II where ironically prosperity comes through the tourism of nostalgic Germans who used to live there Writing with wit grace and a finely attuned sensitivity Simon brings out the profound aspects of traveling i, Having crisscrossed the globe twice Ted returns to the British Isles to rediscover the country of his youth The result is a revealing portrait of modern Britain and a witty affectionate journey back to the past when Ted would hitchhike across the country visiting friends and girlfriends, Simon rode a motorcycle around the world in the seventies when such a thing was unheard of In four years he covered miles through countries living with peasants and presidents in prisons and palaces through wars and revolutions What distinguishes this book is that Simon was already an accomplished writer In years this book has changed many lives and inspired many to travel including Ewan McGregor