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Not the best of hers but *worth a uick read A wonderfully simple easy reading ovely book Anne writes separately about three *a uick read A wonderfully simple easy reading AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 lovely book Anne writes separately about three two across Europe and one across the USA Each story is charming funny and informative An inspirational good read I suggest you start the book by reading theast page first the The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? last page talks about her kit or specifically her bike This is important information for me Yes Anne Mustoe Leghorn is the worst English attempt at a place name in the whole of Italy How hard was it to say LivornoThis is travel writing at its best Or perhaps I should say the author s observations and opinions would help me form my own travel plans because her tastes are similar to mineSheost me on the United States trip only because I find that country rather dull So four starsI m very sorry Mustoe is no onger with us I m not sure how I would classify this book which I picked up thinking it was about Vikings The three bike journeys are slightly artificially tacked together and it is not a travel guide a poetic excursion or a how to book Yet it definitely has charm I #found the narrator very sympathetic and admired her courage tremendously Each story drew me in swiftly and I felt I earned #the narrator very sympathetic and admired her courage tremendously Each story drew me in swiftly and I felt I The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online learned good deal along the way as well as being entertained It wasike dipping into her diaries than anything else but the diaries were certainly very well written like dipping into her diaries than anything else but the diaries were certainly very well written is a keen cyclist and in Amber Furs and Cockleshells we get an account of some of her travels Each of the three items in the title describes one of the trails she describes in this book First is the Amber Route uite simply the route through which amber from the Baltic was traded south towards the Mediterranean That s about as far as I got I missed the Santa Fe Trail across the Western USA where I assume furs were traded as well as the route of the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Northwestern Spain pilgrims would carry a cockleshell as a symbol that they d done the pilgrimageI stopped reading after about 60 pages halfway Myriad wonderful characters populate the pages of Anne Mustoe's fascinating book as she pedals along three very different but eually evocative roads the Amber Route from the Baltic to the Adriatic the Sant. Amber Furs and Cockleshells Bike Rides with Pilgrims and Merchants

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Iny villages and arge towns there is an abundance of cultural and social Difference That Makes The that makes the easy to anchor and hard to et go of The weather is another factor that she has to note due to her exposure to the elements as she rides through the mountains and borders in spring and even in winter Despite the varying state of the roads Mustoe completed her journey and calls it as a pilgrimage How she defined the term truly embodies what traveling is all about and it made me wish that the roads in the Philippines could be better in terms of pedestrian s use and smaller forms of transportation specifically for bicycles I wish I could have known Anne how inspirational she isHer earlier books captivated me For anyone who has wanderlust and enjoys their own company while observing others please readTo just get on your bike and travel she makes it seem so everyday and simple yet how many of us wish we had the backbone to actually go and do itWhat is it that stops us when Anne clearly has magical wonderful times that make her journies in ife so amazing and worthwhile I m not keen on that make her journies in ife so amazing and worthwhile I m not keen on but bought this because I enjoy Anne Mustoe uite enjoyable but not satisfying Three trips in one umbrella book Central Europe USA and FranceSpain Cycling enthusiasts might be disappointed with the ack of technical details but it s a good read I m Your Everyday Art World looking forward to Mustoe s new adventures in South America due out soon This woman s bike journeys along the Amber Route in Europe the Santa Fe trail in the states and her ride along El Camino de Santiago were inspirational for me to start planning my future rides Iiked how she prefaced each chapter with interesting uotes from authors who could be related to the particular journey Marcus Aurelius along the Amber Route and ee cummings in the states etc She was great at weaving in history and relevant facts about each journey without getting into unnecessary details ike what she ate for breakfast Overall she has a great writing style which mak. Cyclists along the Danube and menus in Czech Hungarian and Basue Mustoe survives with her usual fortitude and wry humour even when she is knocked off her bike by a short sighted nonagenarian in a Fiat Pand. ,

Hrough the Amber Route The problem was that although the ocations Mustoe was cycling through must have been amazing she wasn t making them come alive Nor was she providing any of the other things that could make a travel book interesting Whether It S Providing Insightful Cultural Commentary Or Comedy I it s providing insightful cultural commentary or comedy I that in travel books the narrator is just as important as the subject matter and Mustoe was a really bland one I didn t hate this book it just bored meMY GRADE DNF This is my first time to read Anne Mustoe and t hate this book it just bored meMY GRADE DNF This is my first time to read Anne Mustoe and got my start with an accidental encounter but prior to actually reading this book I ve seen oads of good reviews of her works particularly as a travel writer and I say that I should have ooked for her works earlierIn Amber Furs and Cockleshells Bike Rides with Pilgrims and Merchants 2005 there is a rich recollection of the historical trails that the author passed through while traveling on a bicycle This reminded me of Chris Hatherly and Tim Cope s Off The Rails wherein two 22 year olds biked from Moscow to Beijing on recumbent bicycles Mustoe on the other hand was basically on her own riding a standard bicycle with a few modifications to suit her riding needsAs the title suggests Mustoe s bike rides with pilgrims and merchants gave her the opportunity to traverse three significant routes meeting various personalities interesting and otherwise among others The first trail is the eually important European counterpart of the Silk Road which was the Amber Route starting from the Baltic Sea going all the way to the Adriatic Sea The second route situated in the United States is the famed Santa Fe Trail crossing the ands from the Missouri River up to New Mexico Her third and ast trail brought her to South America for the Pilgrims Way of St James traveling from Le Puy to Santiago de CompostelaWhile some of the chapters can be uite slow to read the interesting parts of the books for me are her recollections on the roads that she has gone through from arid deserts to wetlands to A Fe Trail from the Missouri River to New Mexico and the Pilgrims' Way of St James from Le Puy to Santiago de CompostelaBattling against ferocious winds in Jutland blizzards in the Rockies traffic jams of. .