Russia and the Silk Roads
About the Book
We invite you to travel along on another remarkable journey; one that has left a lasting impression on this Canadian author. From the cold stark reality of Auschwitz, to the sunny beaches and warm-hearted people of Odessa.
Standing in the shadow of the Kremlin, then on to reveling in the wonders held within the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Join this back-packer as he travels across Siberia on the longest train ride in the world. His adventures include the hair-raising experience of being detained at the border of China, to achieving a boyhood dream of walking on the Marco Polo Bridge, reliving the adventures of the Silk Roads.
His travels cover a uniqui period of history, as the veil of communism was lifted from the Soviet Union, to reveal a frozen time-capsule and a nation struggling ot adapt.
About the Author
Robert F. Edwards is presently living in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada with his wife of thirty-two years. He maintains a close connection with his daughter and grandson, also living in the Lower Mainland. After a successful career in the business arena, he now has the time to pursue his driving ambition of world travel and has been on every continent. He enjoys sailing, trekking, and mountain climbing. In later years, he took on the challenging sport of fencing, and is proficient with all three weapons. He also writes poems, and fictional stories. He partakes in the arts in the various forms; painting in acrylic and water-color, and clay sculpturing, along with photography. Further information about the author can be obtained at his web-site www.bemebob.com.