No Worry, Chicken Curry – the Whittles family adventure

I came across this story on Alaistair Sawday’s newsletter and thought it sung of a ‘very Explorers Club’ story which embodies the Mark Twain quote ‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.’
When the going got tough, the Whittles got going…to India. Knocked sideways by recession, business on its knees, property in negative equity and creditors gnawing at every extremity, Geoff and Cherrie Whittle decide on a radical change of direction… and set off for India with their two children…to save the tiger!
‘No Worry, Chicken Curry’ is a collection of anecdotal incidents and events that chart the family’s time in the sub-continent; from encounters with tribals to run-ins with tigers, and the upset, upheaval, laughs and triumphs
of their years of conservation work in India.
‘No Worry, Chicken Curry’ is a story of today, with insights for all times, including the trials and tribulations of dealing with bureaucracy, climate, survival and two adolescent kids in a story of strength through adversity that leaves the reader inspired by what can be
achieved if you put your mind…and body and soul… into it.
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