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    Inspiring, uplifting and life-affirming

    A compelling, moving and poignant read, Timeless on the Silk Road is a geographic and spiritual journey against the backdrop of majestic mountains, nomadic pastures and ancient cities - some of them dating back as far as 3000 BC - along the 4000-km Silk Road from Europe through Russia and Central Asia to South East Asia. But this is no ordinary traveller's tale. Following a solo motorbike trip across Africa in 1993, Heather is diagnosed with HIV. The book starts in 1994 when she is working as a motorcycle courier in London and learns of her diagnosis. Overcoming periods of doubt and despair, she is determined to embark on this her last journey - she is given five years to live - and to trust in the same universal energy that guided and protected her in Africa (I highly recommend the author's previous book, Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa). She says: " I felt all those chance encounters and coincidences that came my way, often to save me in the nick of time, were more than just good luck. Maybe, just maybe, I would be saved again." Heather Ellis is an extraordinarily resilient woman and she takes the reader on a very visceral and courageously candid journey through the 'Stans - countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. She gets into some narrow scrapes fending off testosterone-fuelled men in Georgia, sleeping (unknowingly) atop deadly spiders in Turkmenistan, coming close to being shot by a border guard, almost running out of food in Kazakhstan and playing cat and mouse with Chinese Government officials. And yet, miraculously, something always turns up - whether it's the Turkish sheepdogs protecting her tent, the warm and generous hospitality of nomadic people's in Krygyzstan and Siberia, or three Russian horsemen in the Altai mountains between Mongolia and Russia. At times, it reads almost like a mythical tale. And that's what makes this book so gripping - she engages all your senses as she describes some of the world's most scenic roads, landscapes and mountains, at the same time taking you on a journey of self-discovery. Inspiring, uplifting and life-affirming, this is a book that will prompt you to question your own journey through life.
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    Thoroughly enjoyed, loved the journey, excited and tenacity.👍

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