Barbed Wire & Babushkas: A River Odyssey Across Siberia (2020)

Barbed Wire Babushkas A River Odyssey Across Siberia Victor was clearly concerned about our plans to travel along the border promising that the guards would shoot us on sight They will be made heroes with medals from Moscow he thundered slapping his
  • Title: Barbed Wire & Babushkas: A River Odyssey Across Siberia
  • Author: Paul Grogan
  • ISBN: 9780753509388
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Barbed Wire & Babushkas: A River Odyssey Across Siberia
    Victor was clearly concerned about our plans to travel along the border, promising that the guards would shoot us on sight They will be made heroes, with medals from Moscow, he thundered, slapping his chest, but you will be dead And with that, he moulded his hands around an imaginary machine gun and sprayed our chests with an impressive salvo of spittle.For years thVictor was clearly concerned about our plans to travel along the border, promising that the guards would shoot us on sight They will be made heroes, with medals from Moscow, he thundered, slapping his chest, but you will be dead And with that, he moulded his hands around an imaginary machine gun and sprayed our chests with an impressive salvo of spittle.For years they d dreamed of packing in their day jobs and travelling one of the world s greatest rivers, so long as it was somewhere warm Siberia seemed like the obvious choiceStarting from high in the mountains of northern Mongolia, Paul Grogan and travelling companion Richard Boddington set out to make the first source to sea descent of Siberia s 4,400km Amur River, known in China as The Black Dragon After wading up stream for five days to reach the source, they begin their epic, four month journey knowing virtually nothing about the region they ll be travelling through, or even where they ll be able to find food along the way.One of the few things they do know about the river is that for almost 2,000km if forms the long disputed border between Russia and China the scene of armed conflict up until the late 1980 s, it s still considered off limits, even to Russians Never sure if they ll be able to continue around the next bend, the pair face guns, gunboats and arrest at every turn, and are forbidden to even set foot in Chinese territory.But beyond this fascade of military might they find a generous, warm hearted people with a wicked sense of humour and an unhealthy predilection fir poetry, pig fat and home made vodka With sun, sauna s and dancing girls also high on the agenda, they are soon swept along by life on the river and the occasional 4 a.m flood.
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    One Reply to “Barbed Wire & Babushkas: A River Odyssey Across Siberia”

    1. Read in a book club Whilst I enjoyed the book for what it was an account of 2 lads winding their way along the sino russian border by canoe, getting into a number of scrapes along the way I found myself really irritated by the fact that these 2 lads had gone to a charitable foundation for support to carry out this ground breaking journey of discovery, which turned out to be little than a sponsored piss up with them continually on the look out for the opportunity to rub up against illicit alcoho [...]

    2. I dont like traveling much so get my view fro m the outside world through tv and travel books must admit it got a bit boring in parts but enjoyed the insight in gave me to the countries they travelled to and the way of life their with a bit of history geography thrown in i will think of this book when hear about other such river trips along other rivers like the nile i was quite glad this was something not so well known

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