The Kombi Trail

The Kombi Trail

Author: Robert Cox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857723475

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Cambridge, 1961. A group of students set off on the trip of a lifetime. Against the backdrop of the Cold War they travel through the Soviet Union to the Middle East, South Asia and on to Africa. Their mode of transport? The iconic VW Kombi. This book tells the story of that trip, not just the people they met and the places they saw, but the many experiences - sometimes nerve-wracking, sometimes bizarre - that they encountered along the way. It provides a fascinating insight into a world on the brink of change - seen through the eyes of nine young men fresh from university. The two VW Kombis doggedly traversed treacherous mountain passes, near-impossible roads, jungle tracks and river crossings on their journey through Anatolia, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. This book is an affectionate and highly entertaining re-creation of the relationship between the nine young travellers and their companions, the two VW Kombis which functioned as transport, shelter, canteen and home. It is also a tribute to the determined and rugged determination of the VW Kombi whose descendants still tackle the highways and the more daunting roads of the world.
The Kombi Trail
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Robert Cox, Roger Sherwin, Tony Thompson
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Cambridge, 1961. A group of students set off on the trip of a lifetime. Against the backdrop of the Cold War they travel through the Soviet Union to the Middle East, South Asia and on to Africa. Their mode of transport? The iconic VW Kombi. This book tells the story
The Kombi Trail
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Pages: 304
Authors: Robert Cox, Roger Sherwin, Tony Thompson
Categories: Travel
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