Turning Left Around the World

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For some people, retirement dreams consist of comfy slippers and gardening. Not so David and Helene, whose dream was of adventure. 

They presented Audley Travel, specialists in creating tailor-made journeys to all corners of the globe, with the challenge of exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food in fifteen countries over ten months.

Fortunately, they were up to the task so David and Helene traded their slippers and gardening gloves for 53 flights, 30 trains, 8 boats, 3 cruise ships, 1 light aircraft, 1 hot air balloon, a motorbike and sidecar, countless speedboats, taxis, tuk-tuks, cyclos, and bicycles. And a disobedient horse.

Turning Left Around the World is an entertaining account of their adventure, often intriguing, frequently funny and occasionally tragic. Share their adventure, enjoy the surprises and meet some fascinating people with some unusual customs.

An entertaining must-read for any discerning traveller - Audley Traveller magazine

A great journey, full of laughter, a few tears and lots of heart. It's romantic and adventurous, amusing and understanding, a story to enjoy – Claire Ashton, Book Blogger.com

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About the Author

Author Name : David C Moore

     I retired from advertising and marketing when Helene thought I may still be fit enough to take on an adventure around the world. It was a itinerary for those of us of a certain age who prefer to turn left when boarding, choose a one-to-one specialist guide rather than a bus full, and enjoy a room with a sea view rather than one with a shared loo. I hope you enjoy our exploits and share a laugh with us along the way Happy travels David

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