An account of what was seen and heard on the author’s journey to historic and interesting places in sixteen countries in the years 1920-21.
Travel along with Carl Johan Larson, an Oregon dairy farmer who came to America as a young boy in 1869 at the peak of the Great Migration when more than a million Swedes left their homeland in search of new lives. In 1920, accompanied by his daughter and her friend, Larson set out to see the world. And that they did. By train, auto, ship, donkey, camel, and on foot. From the fiery rim of Mount Vesuvius to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza; from a silent night in Bethlehem to the land of the Midnight Sun, this is the very personal story – translated to English for the first time – of Swedish emigrants abroad in the early aftermath of World War I. Moreover, it is the remarkable story of Larson’s immigrant experience and pursuit of his deepest desires: to see the Holy Land and to again set foot on Swedish soil.