Orcland to the Ottomans
From Outback Down Under to Uncle Sam’s Backyard and from the Wilds of Patagonia to the Hermit State of North Korea. And many places in between. Terry Travels the World. A journey across the globe in search of truth and fulfilment. When I first decided to write this, my second travel book, I had to make up my mind where to begin. Unlike Backpacking With A Bunion about South-East Asia, it is not set in a particular region of the world, but the whole world. It was going to be about my perceptions of the world, the good … and the bad; what I liked and what I did not; an accumulation of a lifetime’s travelling experiences. So, what country should come first – the biggest, the smallest, the highest, the lowest, in alphabetical or chronological order maybe? That would be very dull and conformist. So why not the country that is the furthest away, but also most similar, in some respects, to the United Kingdom. Yes, you’ve got it, New Zealand. Or to give its Māori name, Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud. Orcland to the Ottomans is the first volume in this travel adventure.