Ted Simon (born 1931) is a German-born British journalist noted for circumnavigating the world twice by motorcycle.
The Ted Simon Foundation: We believe that all adventure travellers have it in them to be reporters of truth in the world, and we want to encourage them to broadcast that truth by whatever means may be appropriate.
The words we live by are Exploration, Comprehension and Communication.
Our ultimate aim is to promote understanding, reduce tension and to favour the chances of peace between our many cultures.
Travellers survive and flourish by adapting to the world around them. As a result they learn a particular truth about the societies they move through. What they learn can be of great value in explaining the peculiarities of foreign cultures and in reaffirming what is common to all of us; generosity to strangers and a desire to live in peace.
Charlie & Ewan were great, but they had big funding, massive backup & a television team with them. Austin Vince & his mates did it LOW budget in 1992. Ted Simon did it on his own in 1973! Kim & I went to see Steph Jeavons tell tales of her travels at Loomies recently. There are so many heroes of Adventure travel! We love this stuff & find tales of adventure travel so inspiring.
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