For more than three years Maarten Munnik traveled on his motorbike around the world.
As this was years before the invention of the smartphone, books, paper maps and a large dosis of luck was all that you could hope for.
From Europe through Asia to Australia, and from South America to Alaska.
100,000 miles of culture, adventure and most of all butt-pain.
Every single day would be worthy of a chapter in this book, but there is just no printing-press large enough to print a book like that.
Therefore you will have to settle with this collection of 'tales from the road'.
Well aware of his own 'unsophisticated' view on the world, Maarten tells his tales the way he experienced them himself.
He is no hero, not even a real adventurer. As he says himself: he is just stupid and naive and that combination leads him into, through and out of many unusual situations.
Sometimes dramatic, sometimes hilarious, but always different.
It took 3 years to ride around the world. That was the easy part.
Then it took 2 years to write, rewrite, delete, recover, select and shape-up a collection of stories about it.
The worst part was editing. Reading, re-reading, correcting, re-reading. I must have read every story a dozen times.
Am I the only author that has a love-hate relation with his book?
Anyway, it is finished. 285 pages of adventure, culture and most of all, butt-pain.
A little over a hundred photos add to the 'tales of the road'.
And all this for around 20 bucks.
You can order it now at Lulu.com
or ask your local book-store, ISBN: 978-1-105-40803-8