By Albert Podell
The New York instances Bestseller
This is the inspiring tale of a typical man who accomplished nice pursuits that others had instructed him have been most unlikely. First, he set a checklist for the longest car trip ever made all over the world, in the course of the process which he blasted his means out of minefields, survived a significant coincidence atop the height of dying, got here inside seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and misplaced 3 of the 5 males who all started with him, to disorder, one to the Vietcong.
After that-although it took him forty-seven extra years-Albert Podell set one other list by means of going to each kingdom in the world. He accomplished this through surviving riots, revolutions, civil wars, trigger-happy baby squaddies, voodoo clergymen, robbers, pickpockets, corrupt law enforcement officials, and Cape buffalo. He went round, less than, or via all kinds of earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, storm from snow, and sandstorm that nature threw at him. He ate every little thing from outdated camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the mind of a dwell monkey. And he overcame assaults through crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, great leeches, flying crabs-and numerous appealing girlfriends who insisted that he cease this nonsense and marry them.
Albert Podell's Around the realm in 50 Years is a notable and significant story of quiet braveness, dogged endurance, timeless selection, and an uncanny skill to flee from one perilous scenario after another-and go back with probably the most memorable, scary, and hilarious experience tales you've ever read.
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I dumped my bag at an inexpensive pension in the Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg but never made it to back to bed. For the next 22 hours I devoured the City of Light on foot—the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, the Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens, the Left Bank, the Right Bank, the American Express Bank (cash resupply), Montparnasse, the Sorbonne, Notre-Dame, evening with the artists in Montmartre, night with the ladies of the Folies Bergère in Pigalle, and a glorious morning watching the sun rise over the twinkling city from atop the hill in the basilica of Sacré-Cœur.
It was early morning and I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes. “Arrêtez! ” The command came from an Algerian Army officer up on the road who continued to shout at us in French. Willy blanched: “He says we shouldn’t move. ” “Minefield? I’d hoped they’d gotten rid of those by now,” I said. ” asked Woodrow, just waking up. “The land mines. ” More than seven million mines had been laid throughout Algeria, mostly by the rebels to blow up French troops and equipment during their war for independence, some to prevent an attack from Morocco.
Just a bit cleaner and quieter, with clearer skies and greener grass, and populated then only with white folks, all of whom walked slower, talked slower, and were more friendly and courteous than the Noo Yawkers among whom I grew up, but little likely to inspire anyone to imagine that foreign travel could be a fabulous joyride. My next foreign foray came a year later, when I was picture-story editor of Argosy. A movie producer junketed me to Madrid, at whose outskirts he’d erected a cardboard-and-plaster full-size replica of ancient Rome to film Fall of the Roman Empire.
Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth by Albert Podell