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Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

By Stevens, Thomas

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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1  
Author: Stevens, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Non-fiction, Adventure, Memoirs
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1
Historic
Publication Date:
1887
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

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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 first volume of his travel experiences, detailing the part of the journey from San Francisco to Teheran, where he spent the winter. (Summary by Availle)

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Adventure, Memoirs, Travel

 

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