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It's On the Meter

Traveling the World by London Taxi

Paul Archer, Johno Ellison, Leigh Purnell (Afterword by)


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When three friends, fueled by an alcohol-induced dream to travel the world, clicked “buy” on an iconic London cab they name Hannah, little did they know what they were getting themselves into. Leaving the Big Smoke in their vintage taxi, Paul, Johno, and Leigh began a 43,000-mile trip that would take them off the beaten track to some of the most dangerous and deadly places on earth. By the time they arrived home, they would manage, against all the odds, to circumnavigate the globe, and in doing so, break two World Records.

It’s On the Meter is an honest account of what it’s like to drive a Black Cab around the world. From altercations with the Iranian Secret Police to narrowly escaping the Taliban, the trio’s adventure is filled with hair-raising escapades. The traveling trio will give an impression of each country the taxi passed through and its people and will help readers understand how to survive fifteen months on the road. Feel the fear, frolic in the fun, and meet the hundred passengers the taxi picked up along the way, as the authors take you on their action-packed journey.

Skyhorse, 9781510717138, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

About the Author

Paul Archer has been on numerous expeditions and adventures since he was seventeen. He founded and runs the Daredevil Project, a company that organizes mischievous task-based competitions. He resides in London, United Kingdom.

Johno Ellison joined the Royal Air Force when he was eighteen to train as a helicopter pilot. After four years, he decided on a career change and now works as a freelance product designer. He resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.