A good backpack book can make for fun reading while you on the road, but it can also be the perfect inspiration to get out amongst it yourself. Intrepid Express reader Rachelle Boyle found a great book that gave her the ‘get-up-and-go’…
“If you ever begin to feel like you should be settling down and being sensible then this book is the cure! Antartica on a Plate: She came she saw she burnt the toast is Alexa Thomson’s recount of how she tossed in her thriving career as a web designer to be a cook on a remote airstrip in Antarctica.
Battling snow squalls in a nylon tent, surviving the hauntingly beautiful yet harsh surrounds and coping with the inevitable mix of joy and contempt that results from living in close proximity with others all culminate in a radical transformation of Alexa’s life. This paperback is dangerously good - it inspired me to apply for a job in Papua New Guinea!”
* photo by Ed Parker – Intrepid Photography Competition