Father, Son Find Adventure Crossing Continents in New Book
"Welcome to Our World" is about a rather settled, then 61-year-old David and his teen son Will taking a road trip in 2010, through Asia from Melbourne to London. Sparked by listening to mere snippets of radio chat, it explores their fears and doubts, stresses and joys, as well as father and son bonding - or not bonding at all, as so happens. It also describes what happens when David's partner, Ros, and older son, Hamish, join the adventure and, ultimately, what an extraordinary world it is that they drove through.
"At a time when fear, distrust, wars and depression, suicide and numerous other ills are talked daily, this book is an affirmation that much of the world is not so scary after all, and that love of family, trust of ordinary people and the pleasures of slow travel are aspects of life to be celebrated. It shows that exploring the world can be a humbling experience and that the generosity of strangers can change lives," David shares.
A journey described as life changing and relationship enhancing, "Welcome to Our World" is a family love story set in the context of a fascinating journey through exotic countries.
"Welcome to Our World: Crossing Continents: a father and son take the road from Melbourne to London"
By David Gairns and Will Gairns
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781524520427
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781524520403
E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781524520410
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Authors
David Gairns was born and educated in Australia and has been a construction manager, academic, company director and building consultant primarily involved in providing expert evidence. Father of Hamish and Will, David is married to Ros and they live in Melbourne. "Welcome to Our World" written with Will is his first non-technical publication. He is now semiretired.
Will Gairns, by 18, had captained for a school cricket team, worked on farms during school holidays, driven solo across the Nullabor, lived and worked on a cattle station in the mid-west of Western Australia and driven Melbourne to London with his father. He has recently completed his carpentry apprenticeship, and was travelling in South and Central America at the time of writing.
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