|About the Book|
The Dalton brothers start their journey in Singapore one of the wealthiest cities on earth. They sail on their ship the endurance toward Bangkok, Thailand where they pick up some refugees whose boat is sinking. They are surrounded by the military andMoreThe Dalton brothers start their journey in Singapore one of the wealthiest cities on earth. They sail on their ship the endurance toward Bangkok, Thailand where they pick up some refugees whose boat is sinking. They are surrounded by the military and taken into custody by the police when they reach Thailand. The authorities threaten them with a year in jail if they do not pay them $300,000.Jennifer and Jason talked with the US Embassy and didn’t have any luck, but were able to find some luck when they went to the police chief’s supervisor and set up a sting operation to catch the police chief with his own bribery scheme. Josh and his brothers are released.On their way out of the city, Alex and Ben are struck by a car which almost kills Alex. He ends up with a broken arm and leg. They spend another couple of weeks in the city while Alex recovers and then they are back on their bikes heading through the rest of Thailand.They travel through Thailand and Myanmar seeing all of the countryside and visiting with some of the locals, eating with some of them and learning their culture and customs. Alex gets embarrassed when he eats in a Bangladesh restaurant with his left hand which for most Bangladesh people is used for the bathroom.They are kidnapped by terrorists in Bangladesh for a short time and overpower them getting the help of a military man who was searching for the terrorists. They find most of the people in Bangladesh very friendly and hospitable.They travel through India, where Alex meets an Indian girl named Chahna which means, “love,” she is excited about school and wants to become a doctor, but her parents are arranging a marriage for her, and might be married soon, and would not be able to go to school anymore.The Dalton brothers travel to Katmandu where they meet Rob Stevens their mountain guide, and there sherpas Yangdi and Wang who will help them get to the top of Everest. They plan out their climb and rest for two weeks, and then they hike to base camp. When they arrive at Base camp they spend another couple of weeks acclimatizing for the altitude. Then they make their successful attempt of Everest.Jennifer tells Josh, “Yes,” on the radio that she would marry him. But they both know that they wouldn’t be able to get married until their trip around the world was over and they would have to wait for another year.When they get back to Katmandu, they find Chahna waiting for Alex, she has run away from her parents who were going to have her executed for disobeying them when they told her she had to marry someone that she didn’t want to marry. Alex and his brothers now have to find a way to get Chahna into the United States and travel to the North Pole and back to Alaska in one piece.