; David Skillan's Travel Book

David’s book chronicles his adventures as a world traveller in the turbulent 1960s, before smartphones, GPS, and shelves of guidebooks were available.

 

A 1960s Global Odyssey:
Around the World in 80 Months

David Skillan spent six and a half years backpacking around the world in the 1960s, working here and there, facing all kinds of challenges, and making friends wherever he went.

When he returned to England, he spent six months writing a book about his adventures. It was eventually published in September of 2021.

Order a copy of A 1960s Global Odyssey: Around the World in 80 Months today!

It’s the perfect gift, and a wonderful way to escape when you can’t travel far yourself!

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

These images represent just a few of the many people the author met, and the places he visited during his thrilling worldwide travels.....

 

Children window shopping in Ecuador.

Children window shopping in Ecuador.

 

Fishing boats in New Zealand's Milford Sound.

Fishing boats in New Zealand's Milford Sound.

 

Droving cattle in the Australian Outback.

Author, left with companions in the Australian Outback.

 

Indigenous women in Taiwan.

Indigenous women of Taiwan, then known as Formosa.

 

Teenagers on a park bench in Washington, DC.

Teenagers on a park bench in Washington, DC.

 

Herero Women in Botswana

Herero women of Botswana, previously known as Bechuanaland.

 

African lion, Kenya

Hungry male lion in the Masaii Mara Game Reserve, Kenya.

 

Peruvian girl with pet llama at Machu Pichu, Peru

Peruvian girl with pet llama at Machu Pichu.

 

Author and guide in the mountains of Kashmir

Author and guide in the mountains of Kashmir

 

Arabian dhows in Aden harbour, Yemen

Arabian dhows in Aden harbour, Yemen

 

Rural road scene in India

Rural road scene in India

 

Table of contents of David's book.

 

Back cover of David Skillan's book.

 

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