Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

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Inkling Books, 2003 - History - 167 pages
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In 1890, two American college graduates set out to travel around the world on a then-new invention, the modern bicycle. In 1893 they returned, have covered over 15,000 miles, at that time the "longest continuous land journey ever made around the world." This is their account their trip across Turkey, Persia, Turkestan and northern China. It described their adventures traveling along through regions few outsiders ever visited. Out of print over a century, this book is now back in print with additional notes and maps.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Beyond the Bosporus
13
The Ascent of Mount Ararat
41
Through Persia to Samarkand
67
The Journey from Samarkand to Kuldja
85
Over the Gobi Desert and through the Western Gate
105
A Interview with the Prime Minister of China
139
In the Land of the Lion and Sun Awheel
155
Remembering the Past
163
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