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Giant Steps

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In Punta Arenas, Chile, in November 1998, Karl Bushby set out on one of the most remarkable journeys of modern times. His plan is as simple as it is extraordinary: to walk up the Americas, across the Bering Strait, through Asia, Russia and Europe, back through the Channel Tunnel and returning to Britain in 2011.

It is a journey of remarkable endurance -- 20 miles a day, 3,
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 5th 2007 by Sphere (first published March 1st 2007)
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Kathy Panton
Sep 20, 2012 Kathy Panton rated it liked it
I read this after reading George Meegan's "The Longest Walk", which I felt was the better book. In part, that is because Meegan's walk feels like a bigger accomplishment: he walked through Latin America during the turbulent and dangerous late 1970s/early 1980s; he did not have Internet, satellite phones, etc. as Busby did.

Stil, this is a fun adventure, and Busby is more of an aggressive character than Meegan, so that makes for some entertaining encounters.
Apr 22, 2011 Zak rated it it was amazing
Whether you are a traveler or a wondering soul, this book will speak to you in volumes. The Goliath Expedition (Karl Bushby's walk around the World) is an awe-inspiring journey full of bumps in the road that anyone who lives off of the beaten path can relate to. I loved this book, and look forward to picking it up again in the (hopefully) near future.
Chris Matcham
Oct 10, 2012 Chris Matcham rated it it was amazing
This guy is incredible - rating is for the inspiration/amazement rather than the writing, but don't let this distract you from reading it. A must for anyone who wants to be a free spirit but doesn't know how
Sep 23, 2011 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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What an interesting book. A unique journey, definitely. I liked that the book was made up of diary entries. You get to know him personally very well, with all his flaws and strengths.
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Seriously awesome book. I'm not that big into travel lit, but this is a must-have for anyone who still believes in real adventure.
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