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Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle
A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection.
by Allan Karl, WorldRider
An around-the-world adventure with stunning photos, tasty recipes and inspiring stories all wrapped into a beautiful coffee table book
I’m Allan Karl, adventurer, photographer, and author. I’m also WorldRider. I spent three years riding around the world alone—on a motorcycle.
Will you join me?
It’s an adventure story, a photo-book, and a cookbook: with inspired travel writing, amazing personalities, beautifully revealing photography, and tasty recipes from all over the world.
Think of it as combining the best of Anthony Bourdain with Paul Theroux and National Geographic Adventure in a full-color, high-quality book that will bring the splendor of the world into your home and on your table.
As I prepared for my journey many warned me not to go. My friends and family were convinced I would get sick, hurt, ripped off, kidnapped, or killed.
I thought differently. I imagined a world of friendly people as eager as I am to learn, share, and connect. My quest was to explore: to discover the beauty of our world and its humanity. To uncover truths about them both and to find and learn more about myself.
Through the pages of this book, I share not only incredible adventures, I share the powerful gift of human connection—often made over good food and drink. Readers can experience the world as I did by traveling through each country, meeting the people and their unique cultures, and tasting their food.
Of the many lessons I learned over the three years of my travels, perhaps the most important is that, even though I set off on this journey alone, I was never alone. Whenever I found myself lost, lonely, or hungry, I would just turn around and find somebody was always there. I’m amazed at our capacity to connect with people—with humanity. That’s where truth shines.
There are no strangers in the world, only friends you haven’t met.