Book

What's the difference between the movie and the book?

761 days around the world summarized in a 111 minute movie is the shortest summary you can experience of this adventure. In terms of time, it is about 0.01% of the journey.

However, there are still so many absurd, bizarre, beautiful and funny stories to tell! Above all, the "dangerous" and super spontaneous events are difficult to film with a camera. The "how-to" information was also deliberately left out of the movie: How do you organize the visa? How much does a bike tour cost? How do you get money while on the road? Which equipment do you need? How do you navigate around the world? etc.

And the movie probably raised 100 more questions: How often was Dennis ill? Were there any dangerous situations? How did he get water in the outback? What's the deal with the Hitler truck? Was there a moment when Dennis wanted to give up? What did he learn from this trip?

These and many other questions will be answered! With this book you will be well entertained and also, hopefully, sufficiently motivated to go on your own bike tour.

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Title: Home2Home

Author: Dennis Kailing

Format: PDF (optimized for E-Readers, but works on every device)

Published: June 15, 2022

Pages: 364

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (German version on Amazon)

Full of colorful photos (200+)

Including a packing list and lots of tips and infos on bike traveling.

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User comments

(translation from German Amazon page)

After I was so intrigued by the film, I ordered the book. Awesome, great to read, funny, one of the best books I've had in my hands so far and I'm a frequent reader, no matter what the subject, illustrated books, travel books, etc. Anyone interested in this topic should have read it!

- Maria 5/5

A nice adventure, a brave guy, jokes and lots of information including great pictures.
Couldn't put the book down :)

- Andrea 5/5

Thank you very much for this book, which made me laugh several times and made me suffer during the windy kilometers in Australia. I particularly liked the view of the world, and the reflection and attitude Dennis describes the journey with. Partly almost philosophical impulses. Just a good mix!

- Alex 5/5

The book is so interesting and well-written that you can hardly put it down once you've read the first few pages. The exciting way of writing mixed with a lot of dry humor and detailed reports let the reader literally experience the adventure. The impressive and passionate description of the different cultures made me want to get to know them on my own.

- Monika 5/5

The book is so interesting and well-written that you can hardly put it down once you've read the first few pages. The exciting way of writing mixed with a lot of dry humor and detailed reports let the reader literally experience the adventure. The impressive and passionate description of the different cultures made me want to get to know them on my own.

- Monika 5/5

A wonderful, lovingly designed book. Absolute reading recommendation!

- Gregor 5/5

Not boring, no-frills or long-winded. Quick-witted, humorous and interesting as well as realistic. Really good book by an likeable dude and for me personally not another clichéd bicycle esoteric hipster story :) (no hate).

- Jan 5/5

A great book by a very likeable traveler, which I literally "devoured". Dennis takes us on his adventure in a refreshing, authentic and humorous way. You can feel the closeness to people and nature on every page. (...)
The hospitality and helpfulness that prevails almost everywhere in the world is described vividly and impressively and sometimes brought tears to my eyes.

- Thomas 4/5

At first I was concerned that since I already knew the story from the film it might not be as interesting, but I was absolutely wrong. Since the book goes into much more detail and, for example, also tells the experiences in the Balkans, the reading experience is completely different than in the movie. I was infected with wanderlust once again.

- Julius 5/5

At first I was concerned that since I already knew the story from the film it might not be as interesting, but I was absolutely wrong. Since the book goes into much more detail and, for example, also tells the experiences in the Balkans, the reading experience is completely different than in the movie. I was infected with wanderlust once again.

- Julius 5/5

At first I was concerned that since I already knew the story from the film it might not be as interesting, but I was absolutely wrong. Since the book goes into much more detail and, for example, also tells the experiences in the Balkans, the reading experience is completely different than in the movie. I was infected with wanderlust once again.

- Julius 5/5

Synopsis

Home2Home tells the story of Dennis Kailing, who at the age of 24 sets out on a bicycle to discover the world for himself. What exactly is meant by "the world", he himself does not know. But something will be out there...

Overnight stay in the women's cell of a Mexican police station, work on a cannabis plantation, problems with the Moroccan military, illegal border crossing to Guatemala, a grabby truck driver in Iran, two-wheel confrontation with the drug cartel, smoked python in the jungle of Timor, death threat, earthquake, accident, theft - just a tiny excerpt of a crazy journey.

After 43,600 km (27,100 mi), 41 countries on 6 continents and circumnavigating our planet, Dennis returns unharmed but not unchanged to the place from which he set off more than two years ago.

Is the world really as cruel and dangerous as it is so often portrayed?

Those who accompany Dennis on his journey discover that this world is colorful, exciting, beautiful, sometimes bizarre. And above all, it's damn adventurous.