in august of 1993, with only a bicycle named greene for a traveling companion, 27-year-old american erika warmbrunn set off on an eight-month, 8,000-kilometer trek that would take her from the shores of lake baikal through mongolia, china, and vietnam, all the way to the mekong delta. where the pavement ends, published in march, 2001, is the story of that ride.

i envy erika warmbrunn her beautiful, heartfelt articulation of encounters with little-known hearts and souls of asia.

- gordon wiltsie




warmbrunn captures the natural beauty of the people, customs, and landscapes by opening herself up to their lifestyles on their terms. ... this well-written book is for all who aspire to venture beyond their traditional frontiers.   - booklist


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