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Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2010; vuoden 2010 painos)

Tekijä: Seth Stevenson

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An eye-opening and fascinating slow travel journey from an acclaimed writer who circled the globe without ever leaving the ground. In this age of globalism and high-speed travel, Seth Stevenson, the witty, thoughtful Slate columnist, takes us back to a time when travel meant putting one foot in front of the other, racing to make connections between trains and buses in remote transit stations, and wading through the chaos that most long-haul travelers float 35,000 feet above. Stevenson winds his way around the world by biking, walking, hiking, riding in rickshaws, freight ships, cruise ships, ancient ferries, buses, and the Trans-Siberian Railway-but never gets on an airplane. He finds that from the ground, one sees the world anew-with a deeper understanding of time, distance, and the vastness of the earth. In this sensational travelogue, each step of the journey is an adventure, full of unexpected revelations in every new port, at every bend in the railroad tracks, and around every street corner.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World
Kirjailijat:Seth Stevenson
Info:Riverhead Trade (2010), Paperback, 288 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto, Parhaillaan lukemassa
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Seth and his girlfriend Rebecca decide they want to travel all the way around the world by surface travel (i.e. no flying). They set out via ships (cargo and cruise), buses, trains (regular speed and bullet trains), and bicycles. Their journey takes them across the Atlantic Ocean, Germany, Estonia, Moscow, across Siberia, down to Japan, China, Cambodia, Thailand, and back east to and across Australia to New Zealand and back to the US. (And I know I’ve missed some places!).

I really enjoyed this (though I disagree on his assessment of cruise ships!). There were some funny moments. Although, despite the leisurely travel pace, there were times where they really seemed rushed, and weren’t able to enjoy where they were. I guess some of it depended on the timing of the travel away from where they were, as it was sometimes difficult to find a way to their next destination, so unless they wanted to wait a week, they might have to continue on right away. He did talk about the different modes of transportation, the history, etc, which I also found interesting. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 17, 2020 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly. ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
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An eye-opening and fascinating slow travel journey from an acclaimed writer who circled the globe without ever leaving the ground. In this age of globalism and high-speed travel, Seth Stevenson, the witty, thoughtful Slate columnist, takes us back to a time when travel meant putting one foot in front of the other, racing to make connections between trains and buses in remote transit stations, and wading through the chaos that most long-haul travelers float 35,000 feet above. Stevenson winds his way around the world by biking, walking, hiking, riding in rickshaws, freight ships, cruise ships, ancient ferries, buses, and the Trans-Siberian Railway-but never gets on an airplane. He finds that from the ground, one sees the world anew-with a deeper understanding of time, distance, and the vastness of the earth. In this sensational travelogue, each step of the journey is an adventure, full of unexpected revelations in every new port, at every bend in the railroad tracks, and around every street corner.

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