Jupiter’s Travels

October 19, 2019 - Comment

Jupiter’s Travels -Ted Simon’s astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor’s Long Way RoundIn the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions,

Jupiter’s Travels -Ted Simon’s astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor’s Long Way RoundIn the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria.He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others – including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor – it provides an inspiration they will never forget.This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty.Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world., It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.

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Anonymous says:

Disappointing to say the least This is the review for the Naxos unabridged audio production in 14 CDs, great audio and excellent reader.This could have been a first class travel book, has substance at times and I even find it funny on rare occasions, but has swearing, faoul language, sexist and disrespectful descriptions of certain young womenAnd besides what is the need of narrating his ‘physical adventures’? irrelevant and unnecessary in my opinion in a travel book.The reasons why I want to read travel…

Anonymous says:

Over the Moon with Jupiter’s Travels! I’ve had the ultimate pleasure of meeting Ted Simon, whom I found to be an incredibly humble and engaging man. This is my second purchase of his fabulous adventure as I wanted it for my kindle as well as paperback. His writing quality and supreme use of the English language, coupled with his ability to convey his journey to the reader makes this book, for me, the best motorcycling adventure story. Love it 😃

Anonymous says:

A Great Read Ted Simon is a superb author, and this is one of three books of his that I have bought. The tale is from some time ago, hence him riding a Triumph 500. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it for those with an interest in travel , especially worldwide and on a motorcycle. He gets into a good few scrapes on his way and there is much amusement to be had from what he went through. Brilliantly descriptive.

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