by Kris Mole
One man, twenty-three capital cities – without spending a single penny. Impossible...? (Pre-order: released mid-August 2020)
New edition of the travel classic, in which wise-cracking Kris Mole visits every capital city on mainland Europe, without handling or spending any money.
In 2007, Kris Mole flew one-way to Stockholm with a vow not to return home to England until he had visited every capital city in the mainland European Union. He set himself eight simple rules, most importantly A) that no money would be spent or handled during the journey, and B) no credit cards would be used either. Thus, the great Euro Freebie Challenge began: twenty-three cities to be visited, 6000 miles to be covered, without spending a single penny on the journey – to raise money, in fact, for Cancer Research UK.
The colourful story of this six-month trip was first told by the charismatic, wise-cracking author via a series of blogs, and followed by readers of The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and the BBC website. Readers found Kris drawing on his formidable resourcefulness to acquire all of life’s necessities for free, resting wherever he could find a place, and travelling by foot, hitch-hiking, or stowing away on trains – experiencing, as you might expect, a wild eventful ride in the process.
Edition: Second, revised
Date Published: 2020-08-14
Catalogue Number: VP0144
Number of Pages: 464
Cover design by Peter Barnfather
Cover illustration by Diego Blanco López
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