What do you do when you are a burnt out teacher trying to follow a dream you cannot remember?
Go to Delhi, buy a Royal Enfield Motorbike and drive it over the Himalaya's of course!
This is story of Benedict Beaumont as he did just that.
Highways and Highlights is the abridged version of 'A Last Chance PowerDrive Part 1, God's on Tour and Dreaming in High Places.' More
In October 2011 a burnt out teacher decided to change his life. Benedict Beaumont quit his job as a secondary school teacher, flew to Delhi, bought a Royal Enfield Motorbike and drove through the Himalayas.
Part 1 of A Last Chance Powerdrive is the start of his adventures in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Along the way he narrowly avoids turning his Enfield into a firebomb, meets travelling divinities, watches Buddhist Llamas dance, is guided to a lost village by a stray dog and crosses the haunted passes of Kunzum-La and Rohtang.
It weaves the stories of the people he meets with the mythical narrative of the landscape and his own personal history as he takes his bike Carmen over some of the highest passes in the world.
Benedict Beaumont has led several lives; IT engineer, Secondary School Teacher and Chef to name but three. He grew up in the south of England, but has travelled extensively. He divides his time between Asia, the Alps and Brighton.