Ten Camels for My Wife
A highly entertaining anecdotal collection of humorous life observations during a trip around the world. Travelling by bus to Kathmandu, the author experiences hair-raising misadventures: a chase through Jerusalem, a gun battle in Jordan, a pummelling by a gargantuan masseur in Istanbul, a python in India, and the terrifying James Bond encounter in Australia. His portrait of an Afghani shopkeeper has a bizarre twist. Time-travelling detours punctuate interesting stories about the Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House, Tahiti, Easter Island statues and Christ in Rio. More than a travelogue, personal insights and character portrayals are underscored by whimsical humour.
John Meadows is a retired Head of an Arts Faculty who was born in St. Helens but 'crossed the rugby Rubicon' and now lives in Wigan. He works as an artist spending much of his time at his home in Spain. John is a graduate of Leeds University and he has a Master's Degree from Manchester University. His love of art and travel has taken him to over one hundred countries throughout the world.