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Mark Boyle’s Asylum Walk Stopped By Language Barrier

by | 1st, March 2008

mark-boyle.jpgMARK Boyle is a man on a mission.

Mark Boyle pulls on his shoes, his socks and his sandals and sets off on long walk from Bristol to Porbander, Gandhi’s birthplace in India.

Mark Boyle will prove that you can rely on the kindness of strangers and for food and digs.

He carries with him no money.

Mark Boyle will be closely observed by aslym seekers, looking to skip the money-grabbing middle man and a lifetime of bonded labour, and those of looking for greener alternatives to air travel.

Mark Boyle gets to Calais, France. Mark Boyle speak no French. People mistake him for a begger – as if – or an asylum seeker.

Mark Boyle now plans to walk around the coast of Britain instead, learning French as he goes, so he can try again next year.

He will then, one images walk around Italy, learning Italian, Slovenia, learning Slovene, Hungary, learning Hungarian, Romania, learning Romanian and so on and on and on to India, with its 415 languages spoken…



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