Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 2


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(5 stars; 5 reviews)

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Francisco from where he cycled to Boston to take a steamer to England. Crossing England, France, Central Europe and Asia Minor before he was turned back at the borders of Afghanistan. He returned part of the way to take a ship to Karachi, from where he crossed India. Another steam ship brought him from Calcutta to Hong Kong, and from Shanghai he set over to Japan, finally ending his journey after actually cycling 13.500 miles in Yokohama, December 1886.

This is the second volume (of two) relating his travel experiences, detailing the part of the journey from Teheran to Yokohama. (Summary by Availle) (19 hr 51 min)

Chapters

I: The Start from Teheran, Part 1 24:07 Read by William Tomcho
I: The Start from Teheran, Part 2 22:35 Read by William Tomcho
II: Persia and the Meshed Pilgrim Road, Part 1 15:11 Read by ToddHW
II: Persia and the Meshed Pilgrim Road, Part 2 16:47 Read by ToddHW
III: Persia and the Meshed Pilgrim Road, Part 1 23:58 Read by William Tomcho
III: Persia and the Meshed Pilgrim Road, Part 2 28:36 Read by William Tomcho
IV: Through Khorassan, Part 1 22:17 Read by William Tomcho
IV: Through Khorassan, Part 2 24:07 Read by William Tomcho
V: Meshed the Holy, Part 1 26:39 Read by William Tomcho
V: Meshed the Holy, Part 2 32:00 Read by William Tomcho
VI:The Unbeaten Tracks of Khorassan, Part 1 32:29 Read by William Tomcho
VI:The Unbeaten Tracks of Khorassan, Part 2 28:04 Read by William Tomcho
VII: Beerjand and the Frontier of Afghanistan, Part 1 31:33 Read by William Tomcho
VII: Beerjand and the Frontier of Afghanistan, Part 2 28:06 Read by William Tomcho
VIII: Across the 'Desert of Despair', Part 1 23:07 Read by voicebynatalie
VIII: Across the 'Desert of Despair', Part 2 26:14 Read by voicebynatalie
IX: Afghanistan, Part 1 18:20 Read by William Tomcho
IX: Afghanistan, Part 2 20:51 Read by William Tomcho
X: Arrested at Furrah 27:30 Read by ToddHW
XI: Under Escort to Herat, Part 1 25:57 Read by William Tomcho
XI: Under Escort to Herat, Part 2 26:27 Read by William Tomcho
XII: Taken Back to Persia, Part 1 33:42 Read by William Tomcho
XII: Taken Back to Persia, Part 2 34:12 Read by William Tomcho
XIII: Roundabout to India, Part 1 29:18 Read by William Tomcho
XIII: Roundabout to India, Part 2 26:51 Read by William Tomcho
XIII: Roundabout to India, Part 3 24:39 Read by William Tomcho
XIV: Through India, Part 1 33:22 Read by Dan Craig
XIV: Through India, Part 2 33:12 Read by Dan Craig
XV: Dehli and Agra, Part 1 33:19 Read by Brendan Stallard
XV: Dehli and Agra, Part 2 37:32 Read by Brendan Stallard
XVI: From Agra to Singapore, Part 1 27:53 Read by Brendan Stallard
XVI: From Agra to Singapore, Part 2 34:24 Read by Brendan Stallard
XVI: From Agra to Singapore, Part 3 33:33 Read by Brendan Stallard
XVII: Through China, Part 1 29:52 Read by Pamela Krantz
XVII: Through China, Part 2 28:45 Read by Pamela Krantz
XVII: Through China, Part 3 29:24 Read by Pamela Krantz
XVIII: Down the Kan-Kiang Valley, Part 1 27:04 Read by Pamela Krantz
XVIII: Down the Kan-Kiang Valley, Part 2 24:33 Read by Pamela Krantz
XVIII: Down the Kan-Kiang Valley, Part 3 25:12 Read by Pamela Krantz
XIX: Through Japan, Part 1 22:35 Read by Availle
XIX: Through Japan, Part 2 24:16 Read by Availle
XX: The Home Stretch, Part 1 27:17 Read by Availle
XX: The Home Stretch, Part 2 26:08 Read by Availle
Itinerary 19:51 Read by Availle

Reviews

History of the World in word pictures

(5 stars)

This book giv gives a word picture of the world in the late 1800s. It is relevant to today and helps you to understand things happening now.