Harold Stephens in Myanmar

My introduction to my friend Harold Stephens came through his book Who Needs a Road?

Published in 1967, the book details his trip around the world in a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Because of geographic and geopolitical conditions in the mid-1960s, the trip had to skip Myanmar, a not-unusual stumbling block for the overlander.

More than 50 years later, he got to rectify this omission, a story detailed in this newspaper article from the UK about one of his traveling companions.

Steve is 92 years old this year, and still every inch the adventurer. The article promises a book on this latest trip will be released later this year; I’m looking forward to reading it.