LONDON, England – There’s popping out for a quick pint, and then there’s this – a gloriously preposterous 43 500km journey through 25 countries to grab a beer in pubs at opposite ends of the world.
A crazy proposition, perhaps, but also an epic adventure that started at an abandoned Soviet mine about 1100km from the North Pole and ended at a remote pub at the southernmost point of SouthAmerica.
The transport? A TVR sports car that, the book’s author says, ”many might consider untrustworthy just to drive to the shops”.
The journey packed a lot into its eight months. From braving the sheer drops of Bolivia’s Death Road to drag-racing the locals in Texas. From roaring across flooded salt flats to sailing the straits of Magellan.
From the highs of the planet’s best driving roads, to the lows of life in No-Man’s-Land, trapped between borders by red tape and bureaucracy. And from looking out for polar Bears in the High Arctic, to dodging penguins in Tierra del Fuego.
The story of the Pub2Pub Expedition claims to be an inspirational account of where your dreams can take you if you only believe in them.
Chronicling the epic journey made by Ben Coombs in his TVR Chimaera, this book is both an exciting adventure and a fascinating snapshot of the life and culture of the countries that he drove through.
Pub2Pub by Ben Coombs