India The Shimmering Dream

... and desires that would not have entered our wildest dreams on our exhausting journey through Persia and Baluchistan? ... empty lines on the printed forms and we wondered what these might possibly bring us in India, land of miracles.

India   The Shimmering Dream

This extraordinary account of a remarkable journey made in 1933, through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan (now part of Pakistan) to India is packed full of wonder, adventure, determination and love of travel and motorcycles. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures, now nearly forgotten, yet still hugely relevant in today’s age: all brought evocatively to life by the stunning photos from 1933. At that time, the idea of travelling to India on a motorcycle through the Middle East was considered impossible; there were often no roads, not even any paths, and they were attempting to cross the burning deserts in the middle of August, on a tiny two-stroke motorcycle with barely enough power for the bike and rider, let alone a pillion passenger! This book is more than a fantastic adventure; it also offers some perceptive insights into the peoples, places and cultures of the time, as well as being full of drama, both personal and mechanical, as the motorcycle is urged on across the shimmering sands. A true window on the past – and a book which is definitely a ‘must have’ for all travel and motorcycle enthusiasts.

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India, the Shimmering Dream
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Max Reisch
Categories: Asia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Panther Publications

MOTORCYCLES: GENERAL INTEREST. This is a truly great travel adventure through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan to India in 1933. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures, now nearly forgotten, but still hugely relevant in today's age: all brought evocatively to life
India - The Shimmering Dream
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Max Reisch
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-27 - Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

This extraordinary account of a remarkable journey made in 1933, through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan (now part of Pakistan) to India is packed full of wonder, adventure, determination and love of travel and motorcycles. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures,
India - The Shimmering Dream
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Max Reisch
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-23 - Publisher: Veloce Publishing

This extraordinary account of a remarkable journey made in 1933, through Iraq, Iran and Baluchistan (now part of Pakistan) to India is packed full of wonder, adventure, determination and love of travel and motorcycles. But what really sets this book apart are the wonderful descriptions of the people and cultures,
An Incredible Journey
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Max Reisch, Peter H. Reisch
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

In May 1935, 22-year-old Max Reisch and 19-year-old Helmuth Hahmann set out in a small motor car to find a land route from India to China. Their journey across Asia took them from Haifa to Tokyo. In this lively account, the author regales us with one story after another, struck
Out of the Rat Trap
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Max Reisch
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-01 - Publisher: The History Press

For the Austrian Max Reisch, pioneer international motorist and writer of the 1930s, the Second World War offers yet more opportunities for adventure. Here is his lively account of his time with a vehicle maintenance unit of Rommel’s legendary Afrikakorps in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia. On forays into the desert