My Year of Beds

Have you ever wanted to break free and set off on a grand and wild quest? If you wanted to go, and didn’t…come with me now.

On my solo drive once around the planet.

Spanning city streets, country roads, mountain paths and desert trails – it covered nearly 50,000 miles; across three continents, 25 countries and rested on 169 beds.

It forever changed the way I see life.

Aside from being the first woman to circle the globe alone in a land vehicle, I found strange and curious things hidden beneath the media storm that bashes and blots our senses. In ‘My year of beds’ I tell you all  about it.

That year of beds changed my thinking…no…it’s allowed me to think.

” I thought I would just write a short note to say I am in ‘Sophia’ (Bed 36) and enjoying every moment of my journey with you. Sophia was particularly funny, you really do write well, I like your honest opinions and thoughts, you described the Language, rather lack of language skills in Bulgaria so well.”

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 ISBN 978-0-9870001-3-2

Author Annette Jahnel
Published 2011
Size 229mm x152mm
Extent 587 pp text + 4pp
Material Bond 80gms,
Board 235gms
Copyright Annette Jahnel

Paper back & ebook available from Amazon

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“…and she is funny!”

“I started reading your book on the very night I bought it. It is “un-put-downable”!!! You are an inspiration to women, and to people in general, who think they couldn’t possibly do something. I applaud your courage in taking on that challenge! ps finished your book last night! Amazing!! I was kinda sad when it finished. What an adventure! I laughed so hard about your experiences in America...”Saadia

One Planet One People

On my journey around the planet  handed men of all nations a permanent black marker and asked them to write a wish for the world on the Wish Mobile. The wish for peace, love, no hunger, no war, harmony was repeated in every country. This got me to thinking…and resulted in another massive road trip, this time once around the USA. Read more about this journey here.

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“My Year of beds”. is a wonderfully fascinating book, so well written that I really seemed to travel with this courageous author and only came to realize, that I was fortunately sitting at home in comfort, when situations became a bit tight.The various countries and their people are described so well and accurately,as well as the beauty of nature .As I personally know some of the countries she went through I can vouch
for its accuracy. An honest opinion in so many ways makes it a most valuable book for me.”–Heike Gröger

“You are an amazing woman. I read the book in 5 days and am so sorry that I did not really get a chance to talk to you. What an experience you had and your descriptions of the places and people were wonderful.”–Martha Crowder

” I felt I must let you know how much I loved your book. Reading each page I felt I was there with you. I experienced your frustrations and elation(s) when things went well. You saw so many different people in your travels; however, you saw a commonality that each person
presented. We’re all humans being! That’s not a typo! I’ve recommended the book many.”--Gene.

” Annette’s insights and personal commentaries are gems. It as though you are a fellow passenger in the Wish Mobile. So good I
almost starved to death and was also deprived of sleep. That’s what the book does – You just cannot put it down.“–Harold Carlson

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“This is a fascinating narration of a most unusual journey by a very determined lady. Annette’s sharp observation and refreshingly crisp description of her drive around the world is entertaining. What makes the narrative more than just another travelogue and an interesting read, is the disarming honesty and frankness with which she takes the reader along on her exploration of her own self as she journeys through different cultures.”–Steffen Gentis

“Allow me to compliment you on both your command of the English language and your entertaining penwomanship. This, from someone who
would normally discard a book if the hero detective is not already hot on the heels of the grisly serial killer in the opening paragraph of the first chapter, is praise indeed. “–Andrew Bush  ”

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