The sequel to the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS, which sold over half a million copies and was the inspiration for the LONG WAY ROUND trip.
Ted Simon is the author of the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS. It documents his four-year journey round the world by motorbike, travelling through Europe, Africa, South and North America and Asia. A number one bestseller in the late 1970s, it is still regarded as one of the greatest motorcycle books - indeed, one of the greatest travel books - ever written.
In 2001, at the age of 69, Ted Simon decided to retrace his journey and DREAMING OF JUPITER is the result. It took him two and a half years - during which time he revisited all the countries he had travelled through in the 1970s. He found much had changed and he reflects upon the increased poverty, political upheavals, environmental issues and indeed the changes in himself.
But ultimately, DREAMING OF JUPITER is a hugely inspiring read with a positive message at its heart - that even at the age of 70 you can still set off on an adventure and be surprised and excited by what life throws at you along the way.
Ted Simon was raised in London, studied chemical engineering but went to Paris where he fell into journalism. He has ridden twice around the world on a motorcycle, and published five books on travel and other matters. He now lives in northern California. He has one son.
Author Location: California
Jupiter's Travels (Penguin)