…there was an overwhelming sense that animals and humans coexisted on the margins of survival, each knowing its unique role.
-On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
A description of the journey from the beginning of the book:
The world expanded with every new challenge, from frostbitten toes to the dark clouds of mosquitoes that came with summer in Siberia. But most of all it was the people who left an impression on me….I found it astonishing that in the midst of an adventure I experienced more comradeship and connection with many of these people than with those where I had grown up in Australia.