Peter Moore


Peter Moore is Australia's best-loved travel author. His first book, No Shitting in the Toilet, quickly became a backpacker classic. His second, The Wrong Way Home, is regarded as 'must-read' for those considering taking the overland route from London to Sydney. And Vroom with a View, which captures the unbridled joy of jumping on a Vespa and riding around Italy.

His other books include The Full Montezuma (travelling around Central America with the Girl Next Door), Swahili for the Broken-Hearted (Cape Town to Cairo by any means possible), Same Same But Different (the Mekong Delta on a '64 Vespa) and Vroom by the Sea (the sunny parts of Italy on a bright orange Vespa).

Peter is currently working on a book about Britain called Blimey: One man's attempt to become a Brit on the side.

Where to find Peter Moore online


The 40-Year-Old Vespa Virgin
Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » Europe
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In the summer he turned 40, Peter Moore bought a Vespa as old as he was and rode it from Milan to Rome. It was a trip that took him through medieval stone towns, patchworked fields and into the hearts of all the Italians he met. This is an abridged version of Peter's book about the trip, Vroom with a View, published by Random House. It first appeared in the Lonely Planet anthology, Flightless.

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italy    milan    rome    travel    vespa