Synopsis for MyLife,MyTravels
Travel has, to a considerable extent, designed this author’s life. Writing reviews for airline magazines, Ric seems to take you with him! Retired from management of a major printing works in Australia, Kev happened on an opportunity to tour the world for three months of most years, recording on areas popular with tourists…a rough sample?
If touring in Turkey, I recommend that before leaving home, practise long on using the public toilets throughout the middle-east. Draw a 20cm chalk ring on your bathroom floor, stand over it and shit in it! Ephessi’s toilets are free but if you need to clean up after yourself, you must pay a woman at the entrance 10c for five pieces of toilet paper. Remember this before entering!
He covers most of Britain, Europe and the middle east, Egypt and the Sudan, South America and many south sea Pacific Islands. He will happily take you with him.
What they are saying about Kev’s latest work…
All are 5 Stars!
I catch my breath as Ric Richardson describes his world-wide travels, his single piece of luggage seemly weighing him down as he sprints train to plane, ferry to taxi to keep his departure times on schedule. Once home, he writes his articles in solitude for his explorer, sending them off like leaves in the wind.
I was absolutely enchanted by the story of his life as a traveling-man, meeting new people at every turn, finding new places to explore. I wanted to grab my bag and keep pace with him. I’m sure you will too.
JoEllen Conger – Conger Book reviews USA.
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Kev Richardson cannot stop telling wonderful tales in wonderful ways.
Now he’s wallowing in memories of places he travelled in and writing articles for airline magazines on what? – On thirty-nine countries!
He keeps asking, “And where to next?” And off he goes, taking you with him!
At least leaving you wishing he is taking you with him.
Go, get’em Ric! You are a wonder!
Libby Abbott – Aussie eBook Reviews
This travel book of Kev Richardson is not merely the telling of his lifelong adventures. Kev embodies his travels – he lives the places he visits and is totally absorbed by the customs and traditions of the people he meets. It is his passion for the people and places that he has been that he so embraces his readers. 5 Stars!
Robert Jameson – Living Body Earth
“They must be interesting people in every essence.” quote by Mr. Richardson… A stunning travel log of nearly the entire world. As you read, tid-bits of his earlier life sprout then bloom which reveals the essence of who this author is. In his 60’s and retired from the day job, this is a splendid way to meet and greet a great novelist who has embraced life with extraordinary acumen. I enjoyed every minute of his travels, of learning more of the complexities of Mr. Richardson, and highly recommend all his memoirs.
Katherine Pym, historian and novelist.
A review of ‘MyLife,MyTravels’, by Kev Richardson
5 Stars for this long life lived at a breakneck speed, a pleasurable account of Kev Richardson’s travels around the world during a life so far stretching to ninety years. Actually several lives as Kev tells it. In business travels he grasps every opportunity of squeezing recreational hours in noting teasing sights, sights like Morris dancers in rural England to driving the longest car ever seen, in Milwalkee. Assigned to take over a company in New Zealand he uses his Sunday to drive the east and west coasts noting points of interest. Making travel a business like reporting on the Easter Festival in Cuzco, Peru, he stretches it to three months touring all of South America.
His book has a brisk, honest and refreshing style for readers to experience the sights, sounds and smells of each venue. Whether trapped in Turkey during a local war or being mugged in Bogotá, Kev seems irrepressible. His writing is full of humour giving readers a no-holds-barred views of the cultures he encounters. In the early 1990s in strange places he many times wishes someone would invent mobile telephones.
Peter Dixon, author of Setting the Med Ablaze.
Reading Ric’s life story I was transported back to an era when travelling was full of surprises and most of all, interaction with other people. He had to cope without Tripadvisor or online booking and instead met a lot of interesting people in those fascinating places, exchanging information and making life-long friends. Let yourself be carried back to the good old times of travelling!