It was a severe case of hippie envy that impelled Peter Moore to travel home from London to Sydney without ever stepping on to an aeroplane. Hippies had the best music, the best drugs, the best sex. But most of all, they had the best trips.
With woefully inadequate funds and little hope of actually making it through such notorious hot-spots as the Balkans, Iran and Afghanistan, Peter – never one to err on the side of caution – followed the trail overland to the East over the next eight months and through twenty-five countries. It would prove to be a journey of exhilarating highs and, on occasions, frustrating lows, of diverse experiences – including the world’s most expensive disco (in Albania), the bombed-out villages of Croatia, the opium fields of Laos, student riots in Jakarta, an all-night beach rave in Thailand – and memorable encounters with a wonderful cast of often eccentric, at times exasperating and, once in a while, overly amorous characters.
Striking a chord with anyone who has embarked on such a life-enhancing Grand Tour and entertaining (and perhaps alarming) all who love to read about such adventures but would never be fool enough to grab that rucksack and go, The Wrong Way Home is a funny, irreverent, acutely observed travel classic.
‘Inspirational stuff’ - FHM
‘Moore’s a sharp observer of the bizarre … Read, enjoy, escape’ - Maxim
‘A perceptive, subversive and hilarious book’ - Sydney Morning Herald