A Ride in the Neon Sun
By (author) Josie Dew
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Ride in the Neon Sun by Josie Dew
Book DescriptionIt's not easy landing unprepared in a country like Japan. The eccentricities of the calendar, the indecipherable postal system, not to mention the alien alphabet, language and culture, have all to be confronted before the disorientated traveller can feel at ease. Trying to ride a bicycle through the streets of one of the most congested cities in the world would seem to compound your problems. For Josie Dew, however, with over 200,000 miles already clocked up in the saddle few things could be more challenging - or for the reader of A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN, more wonderfully entertaining. From Kawasaki to Kagoshima, Odawara to Okinawa, Josie discovered a nation rich in dazzling contrasts. The neon and concrete were there in greater abundance than even she had imagined, but so too were bottomless baths, love burgers, long-tailed cocks, musical toilet rolls, oriental Elvises, cardboard police and a sense of fun belying the population's rigourous work ethic. Far from being the reserved race that she had heard about, the Japanese welcomed her into their homes with bountiful smiles and bows - and skin-scorching baths.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751536843
(199mm x 127mm x 34mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Josie Dew
Long Cloud Ride, Paperback (February 2008)
* The popular cyclist, Josie Dew, cycles round New Zealand and shares her unique and entertaining perspective of Kiwi Life in the perpetual adventure of her life on wheels.
Slow Coast Home, Paperback (May 2004)
* The popular cyclist, Josie Dew, cycles the perimeter of England and Wales and shares her unique and entertaining perspective of the Coast and its people in the perpetual adventure of her life on wheels.
Travels in a Strange State, Paperback (April 2004)
* A highly entertaining memoir of an improbable journey, revealing the United States as it is rarely seen - from the seat of a bicycle
Sun in My Eyes, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Josie Dew
* The sequel to Josie's A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN. * Armed only with her bike and a great sense of humour, Josie dew continues her epic journey through Japan.
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Author Biography - Josie Dew
Josie has cycled 280,000 miles across 43 countries, some by accident. The survivor of 5 continents, several wonky knees and a handful of worn-out bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle. WIND IN MY WHEELS was shortlisted for the 1992 Travel Writer of the Year Award.
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