World Traveler Competes in International Car Race in the Balkans & Caucasus

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This Travel Photo-Journal overviews the Caucasian Challenge, a road rally through the Balkans, Anatolia, and the Caucasus. This road rally encompassed 7000 KM, took 17 days, and covered 11 countries.

This book shares my love of travel and adventure, “says Gazarian. “The rally provided an excellent opportunity to cover a lot of ground, especially off the beaten path.

In his new book, 7000 KM To Go, travel expert Ric Gazarian and his team race across the Balkans and the Caucasus in an 11-country, 17-day car rally. The rally begins in Budapest, Hungry and ends in Yerevan, Armenia, Gazarian’s ethnic homeland. This non-fiction account is described as a cross between Cannonball Run, Amazing Race, and Midnight Express, and in it Gazarian recounts the challenges – from mundane to potentially life-threatening – that his team faced racing through these foreign lands.

Adventures include an accidental visit to a country not on the itinerary, a visit to one of the newest countries in the world, breakfast with mafia/special forces soldiers on the Black Sea, and a police escort out of No Man’s Land in a country that does not legally exist.

“This book shares my love of travel and adventure, “says Gazarian. “The rally provided an excellent opportunity to cover a lot of ground, especially off the beaten path.”

7000 KM To Go is Gazarian’s first book and includes more than 100 color photos. Gazarian has traveled to more than 70 countries and seven continents. He is based in Chicago and is currently planning his next trip.

Ten percent of profits will be donated to Armenian Volunteer Corp and Manana Youth Group. Over $9,000 was raised for these groups during the race.

For background, interviews, photos, and media copies of 7000 KM to Go, contact Ric Gazarian at 617.901.928, or ric(at)7000kmtogo(dot)com. This book (color hard copy and Kindle, both with over 100 photos) is available via all major internet retailers. For bulk purchases please contact the author.

http://www.7000kmtogo.com

ISBN 9780983928904, Color, hard cover
ISBN 9780983928911, Kindle

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