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Discover the heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world -- from the Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he had Discover the heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world -- from the Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. Three months after leaving home, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. Something about the piercing eyes and plaintive meowing of the bedraggled little cat proved irresistible. He couldn't leave her to her fate, so he put her on his bike and then, with the help of local vets, nursed her back to health. Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond -- both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. The video of how they met has had 20 million views and their Instagram has grown to almost 750k followers -- and still counting! Experiencing the kindness of strangers, visiting refugee camps, rescuing animals through Europe and Asia, Dean and Nala have already learned that the unexpected can be pretty amazing. Together with Garry Jenkins, writer with James Bowen of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, Dean shares the extraordinary tale of his and Nala's inspiring and heart-warming adventure together.


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Discover the heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world -- from the Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he had Discover the heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world -- from the Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. Three months after leaving home, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. Something about the piercing eyes and plaintive meowing of the bedraggled little cat proved irresistible. He couldn't leave her to her fate, so he put her on his bike and then, with the help of local vets, nursed her back to health. Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond -- both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. The video of how they met has had 20 million views and their Instagram has grown to almost 750k followers -- and still counting! Experiencing the kindness of strangers, visiting refugee camps, rescuing animals through Europe and Asia, Dean and Nala have already learned that the unexpected can be pretty amazing. Together with Garry Jenkins, writer with James Bowen of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, Dean shares the extraordinary tale of his and Nala's inspiring and heart-warming adventure together.

30 review for Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    When Scottish man, Dean Nicholson, set off on his around the world bike ride in 2018, he had no idea where it would take him. After his friend Ricky left Dean to travel on alone, it was his journey through parts of Bosnia which changed everything for him. The tiny abandoned kitten on the side of the road that Dean named Nala (from the Lion King) would become his great companion, best friend, and conscience. Dean’s small Instagram presence suddenly ballooned to hundreds of thousands of followers. When Scottish man, Dean Nicholson, set off on his around the world bike ride in 2018, he had no idea where it would take him. After his friend Ricky left Dean to travel on alone, it was his journey through parts of Bosnia which changed everything for him. The tiny abandoned kitten on the side of the road that Dean named Nala (from the Lion King) would become his great companion, best friend, and conscience. Dean’s small Instagram presence suddenly ballooned to hundreds of thousands of followers. The videos he added on Nala, and their trip was well viewed and the friends he and Nala made as they travelled was life changing. Heartwarming, poignant, amazingly touching, Dean and Nala’s adventures have been both good and bad. But always together, Nala’s instincts for danger, sickness and more is phenomenal. Nala’s World is an exceptional memoir by Dean Nicholson, and with much more of their journey still ahead of them, I hope there will be another book giving readers and fans further insight into their adventures. Highly recommended. With thanks to Hachette AU for my ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    g-na

    I started following the author in Instagram some time ago because who doesn't want to see photos of a cat travelling the world with her rescuer! Now that this book is out I was able to read the story of Nala's rescue, and the impact she had on Nicholson's life, and the lives of the people they've met. I've got a whole new respect for the author after hearing about his passion for environmental and animal-related causes, and I'm so happy he's been able to make positive changes in the world around I started following the author in Instagram some time ago because who doesn't want to see photos of a cat travelling the world with her rescuer! Now that this book is out I was able to read the story of Nala's rescue, and the impact she had on Nicholson's life, and the lives of the people they've met. I've got a whole new respect for the author after hearing about his passion for environmental and animal-related causes, and I'm so happy he's been able to make positive changes in the world around him. It's funny though: I'm still seeing his Instagram posts so I know Dean & Nala are both alive and well, but when the book begins describing an illness or bad situation I get all nervous for them! I take solace in the face they're both still doing well. I hope the author writes another book once he wraps up his journey. I've love to hear more about their travels.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten

    I loved it. I have followed them on Instagram since the Dodo video and it was fun to relive their adventures but also find out more about the what was going on behind the scenes and more about Dean’s thoughts on things.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Josianne Haag

    Amazing story! I don't know why I hadn't heard of them before reading this book, but you better bet I'm going to keep up with it now. This is one of my favourite books of this year by far. I was pretty disappointed when my own three month bike trip in Europe was cancelled this summer, and this story has given me a fix of it so that I can hold off until it is safe to do it. I won this book through the Goodreads giveaways so thank you to goodreads and the author for providing me with a copy of this Amazing story! I don't know why I hadn't heard of them before reading this book, but you better bet I'm going to keep up with it now. This is one of my favourite books of this year by far. I was pretty disappointed when my own three month bike trip in Europe was cancelled this summer, and this story has given me a fix of it so that I can hold off until it is safe to do it. I won this book through the Goodreads giveaways so thank you to goodreads and the author for providing me with a copy of this book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventure fiction or anyone who needs to satisfy their travel bug.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    I have been a follower of Dean and Nala’s instagram account (@1bike1world) and his Youtube channel since early 2019 and it has been such a joy to see their posts. I am an avid animal lover and traveler so their account was especially a great one to follow. When we all learned that Dean had written a book retelling his journey since he rescued Nala, I was ecstatic to read it. Reading this book made me respect Dean so much more. The way he admitted how much he has grown since meeting Nala was real I have been a follower of Dean and Nala’s instagram account (@1bike1world) and his Youtube channel since early 2019 and it has been such a joy to see their posts. I am an avid animal lover and traveler so their account was especially a great one to follow. When we all learned that Dean had written a book retelling his journey since he rescued Nala, I was ecstatic to read it. Reading this book made me respect Dean so much more. The way he admitted how much he has grown since meeting Nala was really admirable. The love he has for Nala and our planet is showcased throughout his Instagram posts, Youtube videos and now his book. I absolutely loved this book so much! I laughed, I smiled and I did get teary eyed especially when Ghost’s chapter came up. By following Dean and Nala, I found a few more great Instagram accounts to follow, @kellyulrichartist who has been illustrating Dean, Nala and Vinny’s journey and @bikecanine who took care of Ghost. I had a wonderful time recounting all that Dean and Nala had experienced so far and looking forward to what is in store for their future. A definite 5-star read!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Karoliina

    I've followed Dean and Nala ever since their Dodo video went live. It amazes me how these little cute furballs can have such an impact of out lives. As a cat owner myself I was deeply touched by this story.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I have followed Dean and Nala for quite a while on Instagram and loved being able to read Dean's account of their adventures in depth. You can actually feel the love between them through his words. And nala is dang beautiful too. In the current mess of the world this book was a welcome ray of feel good sunshine for my soul!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    ‘I had always been good at fixing and building stuff, but I hadn’t built much of a life for myself ... I felt that by hitting the road and spending time in another part of the world, I might somehow find myself. Or, at least, find a way of being myself. Someone said to me once that I hit the road to find a road. That seemed about right.’ I have been an avid follower of Dean and Nala since they were featured by The Dodo video. Every morning I need my ‘Dean and Nala’ fix to get me through the day. ‘I had always been good at fixing and building stuff, but I hadn’t built much of a life for myself ... I felt that by hitting the road and spending time in another part of the world, I might somehow find myself. Or, at least, find a way of being myself. Someone said to me once that I hit the road to find a road. That seemed about right.’ I have been an avid follower of Dean and Nala since they were featured by The Dodo video. Every morning I need my ‘Dean and Nala’ fix to get me through the day. Being both a lover of travel and cats, there was just so much to enjoy about his Instagram account. Could there really be any more to share than what we had seen across social media? There certainly was and this highly anticipated book lived up to expectations. I was super excited to read this book. It provided so much more detail and insight into the journey of Dean and Nala since they first met. Through reading this, Dean has grown in my esteem tremendously so with the integrity and honesty he has displayed throughout this epic adventure. The way he truthfully details his own personal growth and the love he has for Nala - and indeed the entire animal kingdom - is inspiring. ‘Nala had splayed herself out next to me, as content as could be, soaking up the last rays of the sun and without a care in the world. I looked at her and shook my head. In some ways, I envied her. She had no work responsibilities. No bills to pay, no possessions, no pressures. Lucky her. I’ve always felt that the more people have, the more they have to worry about. Life should be about the simple pleasures. Moments like this. Sunsets, sunrises over deserted beaches. A couple of beers with friends. It doesn’t have to be complicated.’ To think about how much this man’s life has changed through the meeting of this sweet kitty is mindblowing. To then have Dean take this uncalled for fame and turn into promoting and supporting needy charities is highly commendable. His passion for the environment and animal rescue is inspiring and he has used all that has fallen into his lap for the promotion of positive change. Who does not want to read about that? Nala’s World is an exceptional memoir by Dean - a travelogue, a cat story, a pedestal for the promotion of the environment and animal welfare - all tied together with a personal growth story of this lively Scottish soul. Dean and Nala, and indeed the range of people who cross their paths, take large leaps in restoring one’s faith in humanity. I am so excited to continue to witness their journey through social media and hope that there might be future instalments to read once COVID allows it to be so. ‘At another time, in different circumstances, I might have felt disappointed or frustrated to be doubling back on myself. But I didn't feel that way at all. For a start, if the past few months had proven anything it was that my journey around the world wasn’t going to look like anyone else’s. It wasn’t going to run in a straight line or conform to some well-trodden path. I was travelling in Nala's worlds after all. And as long as I had her beside me, that was fine. We’d look after each other.’ This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The quoted material may have changed in the final release.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Like so many others, I'm one of the followers who discovered Dean and Nala after The Dodo featured them back in April of 2019. I'm an avid traveler and a huge fan of cats in general, so his story spoke to me and I've followed their journey online every day since then. This book is way more than just cute pictures (although there are definitely plenty of those), as it tells Dean's story of why he set out on this journey in the first place, what he's learned along the way, who he's met, what he's Like so many others, I'm one of the followers who discovered Dean and Nala after The Dodo featured them back in April of 2019. I'm an avid traveler and a huge fan of cats in general, so his story spoke to me and I've followed their journey online every day since then. This book is way more than just cute pictures (although there are definitely plenty of those), as it tells Dean's story of why he set out on this journey in the first place, what he's learned along the way, who he's met, what he's seen, and how Nala has literally changed his life. It's part travelogue, part cute kitty story, with a healthy dash of environmental and animal awareness, sprinkled with some life lessons and inner growth, and a side of faith restored in humanity from all the kindness he's shown from strangers. It's definitely a recipe for an enjoyable read that's tough to put down. Having followed Dean and Nala for over a year now, many of the stories in the book and the people he met along the way were familiar to me. But it was interesting to get more details about those stories and learn aspects that I never knew - and that honestly shed some light on his plight. For example, I didn't really know the details of his journey before he found Nala in Bosnia. And I didn't know how he'd gotten his kayaking job on Santorini for the summer, nor that he was actually supposed to stay and work there longer, but he chose to leave the island early. It seems he primarily left early in order to get back on the road and get new content for his now massively swollen follower count -- but it made me a little sad that one of the reasons he chose to leave early was due to all the solicited (and unsolicited) visits to his workplace by his followers. I get the desire to see them, but he was actually working. As it happens, I was actually on Santorini the same time they were, but I didn't want to be a crazy stalker fan, so I didn't go find them. In retrospect, I'm glad I didn't. It was also interesting to learn that the idea for this book was pitched to him way back then, when he was on Santorini. His life really did take such a huge turn after The Dodo featured him. I'm sure not all of the changes have been positive, but overall he seems to have used his newfound power/fame for good, which I fully respect. He always impresses me with his care and concern for people, animals, and the environment, and I love that he continues to donate money to charities around the world. (As an aside, I was shocked to learn how many calendars he sold and the total profit!). I also really love hearing about all the strangers he comes across who help him in various ways (either in person or virtually/online). The world has been a pretty ugly place lately, so reading how complete strangers help him and Nala is really the feel-good story we need right now. This book ends in the spring of 2020, right after the lockdowns had crippled the world in the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Dean and Nala have continued their adventures (as much as possible) since then, so I'm hoping that there will be another book sometime in the future.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Best for: Animal lovers. People who like to travel. People who care about the world. In a nutshell: Scottish wanderer Nicholson set out to ride his bike throughout Europe and beyond. He found an abandoned kitten and their lives changed. Worth quoting: N/A Why I chose it: I follow Dean and Nala on Instagram so was aware of the book and happy to support them in their travels. Review: Like many of Dean and Nala’s social media followers (@1bike1world on Instagram), I discovered them when a video of them was Best for: Animal lovers. People who like to travel. People who care about the world. In a nutshell: Scottish wanderer Nicholson set out to ride his bike throughout Europe and beyond. He found an abandoned kitten and their lives changed. Worth quoting: N/A Why I chose it: I follow Dean and Nala on Instagram so was aware of the book and happy to support them in their travels. Review: Like many of Dean and Nala’s social media followers (@1bike1world on Instagram), I discovered them when a video of them was put out by The Dodo. (You can watch it here https://www.thedodo.com/videos/our-sh...) I am a cat lover (I have two ginger tabbies of my own who we brought with us when we moved from the US to the UK) and a sucker for sweet stories. This book details Dean and Nala’s journey so far, spreading awareness of and support for animal and environmental issues. They’ve sold calendars (and now a book!) to raise money to support animal rescue groups in the countries they visit. It’s also a travelogue, full of tales of their adventures across Europe. It ends right around the start of the pandemic, and there is some legitimate drama in there. I don’t know what I was expecting from this - a bit of fluff and some sweet pictures, I guess. But this is a legitimately entertaining, sweet, and inspirational book. It’s 250 pages, so while it’s capitalizing on their fame a bit, there’s substance here. There are discussions about animal welfare, explorations of what to do with one’s life, thoughts on what matters. And it’s also really, really hopeful. It’s simple and sweet and frankly so welcome at this moment. It brought me joy and I’ll get more joy out of it in the future, looking over the pictures of this adorable kitten and her Scottish human. Keep it / Pass to a Friend / Donate it / Toss it: Keep it

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bren

    Absolutely loved this book. It's an easy read and although I've followed Dean and Nala from very early on in their journey, there was still much to learn about their journey together. Highly recommended and, in fact, I've recommended it to several fellow cat lovers already. One friend is buying it for her 82 year old mother for Christmas. Dean is one cool dude, a hardy soul who takes life's ups and downs in his stride, albeit with a few scary and thought-provoking moments. He's caring and giving Absolutely loved this book. It's an easy read and although I've followed Dean and Nala from very early on in their journey, there was still much to learn about their journey together. Highly recommended and, in fact, I've recommended it to several fellow cat lovers already. One friend is buying it for her 82 year old mother for Christmas. Dean is one cool dude, a hardy soul who takes life's ups and downs in his stride, albeit with a few scary and thought-provoking moments. He's caring and giving as well as brave and adventurous. He's raised so much money and donated it to the charities that mean the most to him, animal charities and environmental ones. I admire him tremendously. Their travels have been great to watch on YouTube and read about on Instagram during lockdown, when it was impossible to go anywhere. Virtual travel is the easiest and cheapest kind! These two were meant to be together and I can't wait to find out what their journey has in store for them next. I sincerely hope this book is made into a film; I'd be first in the cinema queue.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sharla

    I thought it would just be a cute book with lots of great photos from their travels but it’s a good deal more than that. Dean’s story, written with the help of ghost writer Garry Jenkins, is thought provoking on several levels. It is also a fascinating look at Dean's adventures and an account of lessons learned along the way, all with the help of his rescue cat, Nala. I recommend it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Suzy Qark

    I've followed Dean and Nala's adventures for almost 2 years. In his quest to find out what's really going on in the world, Dean rescues an abandoned kitten.........or maybe the kitten rescued Dean. I look forward to following them for many more adventures as they travel and support animal charities.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Onceinabluemoon

    An unfathomable story of a bike riding kitten, plus an heroic effort by the author to make the world a kinder place for animals. As a cat owner I cannot even imagine. Yes, unimaginable feline behavior in my eyes, but when that's all nala has ever known, she found gold! Good for him, may his kind heart pay him back ten fold!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Denise Stevenson

    One person and a cat can really make a difference in this world.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Claudia

    Dean Nicholson decided that he and a buddy would bicycle around the globe - through Europe, the Middle East, India and South Asia to Australia and then to the Americas - but in Montenagro, they parted company. While Dean went on, he was making his way up a mountain range and heard an odd sound. Once he stopped, he could detect a distinctive 'meow' and saw a small starving kitten, likely abandoned by its human owners in a wilderness area. He gave it some food and it continued to follow until he g Dean Nicholson decided that he and a buddy would bicycle around the globe - through Europe, the Middle East, India and South Asia to Australia and then to the Americas - but in Montenagro, they parted company. While Dean went on, he was making his way up a mountain range and heard an odd sound. Once he stopped, he could detect a distinctive 'meow' and saw a small starving kitten, likely abandoned by its human owners in a wilderness area. He gave it some food and it continued to follow until he gave up and accepted the claim of this weeks-old creature. And this is his story as well as that of Nala, that abandoned kitten in the Balkans. As Dean soon discovered, he needed really only one companion on this trip and it was a small furball that attracted the attention of thousands to his Instagram posts. Nala opened doors and made contacts across the globe for Dean - a couch to sleep on cold, rainy nights, a stop by the local police so the officer can give Dean a warning about incoming weather and Nala a pet or two, donations when he was claimed by a starving stray puppy for medical bills as well as finding Balou a forever home. It was also due to Nala that he became more responsible. Every single country they visited also included a visit to a local vet so her passport was complete and up-to-date. Attempts to sneak by border crossings were a thing of the past. The generosity of the people they met along the way - others were willing to share, even if it was only an orange. Watching the children play in a refugee camp even as their parents wait and see if they will still be living there next week. Dean's own version of beach-combing when he picks up the plastic and trash along a section of beach. Offers of jobs. Offers of places to stay. Offers of food, and medical assistance - both human and feline. Generosity from across the world - he, in turn, asked that people not send gifts to Nala but to send them to the local shelter and if it was a monetary donation, there were several good causes that he brought to his followers attention. He seems like a good man and is attempting to use his and Nala's notoriety as "influencers" in positive ways. It's definitely a feel-good book and the cartoons that Kelly Ulrich provides - although small - pack a great deal in them. Especially when Dean and Nala are riding along - yes, his crocs are two different colors. He tells the story of how he got them too. There is a website 1bike1world for those who wish to keep up to date on Dean and Nala's adventures. The book ends as Dean and Nala are reunited in Bulgaria - Dean returned to the UK for an interview for a Russian business visa which would allow him and Nala to bicycle across Russia instead of trying to go through Iran and Iraq. He literally made it back to Budapest literally hours before the border closed from the pandemic. And that's where they were going to stay - house-sitting for a couple that made the offer over Instagram. 2020-213

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gem ~ Bee

    I think I first learned about Dean & Nala when my husband (a keen cyclist) showed me a clip on Facebook about a guy cycling the world who'd rescued a kitten. That must have been a year or so ago now and I've been hooked on seeing their adventures on Instagram ever since. I'm passionate about animal rescue and rehoming; since being a child all our cats have been rescues and our fur family currently consists of Rosa, our 15 year old rescue cat, and Eva, a year old Podenco dog rescued from being ab I think I first learned about Dean & Nala when my husband (a keen cyclist) showed me a clip on Facebook about a guy cycling the world who'd rescued a kitten. That must have been a year or so ago now and I've been hooked on seeing their adventures on Instagram ever since. I'm passionate about animal rescue and rehoming; since being a child all our cats have been rescues and our fur family currently consists of Rosa, our 15 year old rescue cat, and Eva, a year old Podenco dog rescued from being abandoned on the streets in Spain. Seeing someone care as deeply as Dean does about the many animals he comes across on his travels, as well as Nala, was a joy to see, the world needs that awareness and compassion, now more than ever. Of course, Nala's photogenic face and adorable antics instantly has the cute appeal. I pre-ordered their book as soon as I could; because I've been following their commentary and photos along their journey I knew some of the antics, mishaps, places, people and animals they encountered but to read them again in detail was fantastic and if at all possible I adore them even more now. You can tell it's been a rollercoaster of a journey and unexpected, but you can't help but smile at the pictures of a tattooed, bearded Scottish bloke riding with a tiny cat on his shoulder: the world loves them, it's well deserved, and it's uplifting to see the good they are doing. This book is written with humour, passion and honesty, it's suitable for all ages and can be enjoyed as a memoir but also as a love story between humans and animals, a tribute to those that go above and beyond for both, and the fundamental good in people, on a global level. I look forward to reading more on their adventures that follow on from the end of this book and the places they'll explore together for hopefully many years to come.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Marsha Altman

    If you've been following Dean and Nala's story on Istagram or YouTube or you discovered it through the Dodo video (like I did), then you might enjoy this book. You get to live vicariously in Dean's lifestyle of just biking around Europe with no schedule, worries, or responsibilities. His biggest issues are when he needs to wait around in a scenic villa for several weeks to get the proper immunizations for his cat or recover from his latest injury that was made worse by him not listening to any d If you've been following Dean and Nala's story on Istagram or YouTube or you discovered it through the Dodo video (like I did), then you might enjoy this book. You get to live vicariously in Dean's lifestyle of just biking around Europe with no schedule, worries, or responsibilities. His biggest issues are when he needs to wait around in a scenic villa for several weeks to get the proper immunizations for his cat or recover from his latest injury that was made worse by him not listening to any doctor's instructions. He is a hard worker who is good at budgeting and that enables him to make this trip, and he does acknowledge is insane level of privilege after wandering into a Syrian refugee camp, so this is coming off a lot meaner than it should, but man, the whole world is shut down because of a pandemic where people have lost their jobs and can't leave their homes and haven't seen their families in months and so his failure to get a visa for Nala to go to some country because of animal control just doesn't seem like a major deal to me. On the youtube channel you get to watch a cute cat and the biking is kind of hypnotic, but you don't have that with a book. He does now use his internet fame to raise money for animal shelters, which is great, and I will acknowledge that. If you haven't been following what is really a very minor news story that's uplifting and cute, this book will not be interesting to you. While the book is not awful, he's not exactly much of a travel writer. He names the countries he travels through and says they're all beautiful and they have good alcohol but you don't get any sense of history or culture like a proper travelogue. I can't recommend it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cat Bezubiak

    I enjoyed every second of this book. I have followed Dean and Nala on Instagram since the very beginning. Since my own IG page is highly focused on my own two rescue cats, his appeared under explore just before the Dodo story came out. When I saw it I was like “Hey! I follow this guy!” I’ve been pretty heavily invested in their journey and followed very closed on all his platforms. Even so, this book provided such wonderful and deeper insight into him as a person and to his relationship with the I enjoyed every second of this book. I have followed Dean and Nala on Instagram since the very beginning. Since my own IG page is highly focused on my own two rescue cats, his appeared under explore just before the Dodo story came out. When I saw it I was like “Hey! I follow this guy!” I’ve been pretty heavily invested in their journey and followed very closed on all his platforms. Even so, this book provided such wonderful and deeper insight into him as a person and to his relationship with the lovely little Nala. She reminds me so much of my own little Huxley cat, who was found as a baby with her brother Darwin, between two houses on a very cold November morning. Reading this book with my two meow beans constantly at my side added a truly distinct pleasure to it. This book was beautiful and heartwarming. It makes me feel so much better about humanity and the world in general to know just how many people there are out there willing to go so far to do even a small amount of good for a life that far too many see as disposable. I’ve always enjoyed books about travel, but Nala being a part of this added an extra element of joy. And Dean’s ability to make friends where ever he goes opens up the places he goes so that you aren’t just reading about the world but the people in it as well. If you don’t already follow Dean and Nala (@1bike1world) this book will be an excellent introduction to their adventures. If you do follow them then consider this book an accessory the story you already love❤️🚵🏻‍♂️🐈

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Cobb Sabatini

    I won a copy of Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride Around the Globe by Dean Nicholson from Goodreads Travel along highways and byways, wander through communities, and journey into your own heart as you read Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride Around the Globe by Dean Nicholson. As the author and Nala, the cat he rescued from the wilds, bike from one country to the next, readers experience all the ups and downs, the advances and set backs, not only in the pr I won a copy of Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride Around the Globe by Dean Nicholson from Goodreads Travel along highways and byways, wander through communities, and journey into your own heart as you read Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride Around the Globe by Dean Nicholson. As the author and Nala, the cat he rescued from the wilds, bike from one country to the next, readers experience all the ups and downs, the advances and set backs, not only in the progress of the writer's planned trip around the world on his bicycle, but also in their personal health and growth. Nicholson writes with a comfortable, inviting tone. He never shies away from self-examination, nor from revealing his emotional growth as an individual. He has a gentle sense of humor and a very big heart. A great read for armchair travelers and animal lovers alike, Nala's World provides all readers lessons about living in our world and offers us hope for the future. Safe travels Dean and Nala!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pipa

    I’d never heard of this man until the book was recommended to me by Audible. It was a nice, easy, feel-good listen/read about a Scottish guy who decides to travel the world on his bike, and comes across an abandoned kitten in the mountains who he then adopts. Reading about their travels and their growing bond was beautiful and just what we all need; the world feels like it’s completely devoid of any good news in the current climate and this was a breath of fresh air. Having seen first hand some I’d never heard of this man until the book was recommended to me by Audible. It was a nice, easy, feel-good listen/read about a Scottish guy who decides to travel the world on his bike, and comes across an abandoned kitten in the mountains who he then adopts. Reading about their travels and their growing bond was beautiful and just what we all need; the world feels like it’s completely devoid of any good news in the current climate and this was a breath of fresh air. Having seen first hand some of the shelters in Greece that Nicholson has gone on to support financially through his fund raising, it is indeed heartbreaking to see the state of stray and abandoned animals in some areas of the world and heartwarming that he is using his influence to make a difference to small animal charities. Recommended if you want a break from the world, whilst also wanting something that isn’t fiction.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved re-living the viewer experience as we watched Dean travel through Europe with Nala through their Instagram. Hearing his perspective and the thoughts that don't make it onto social media was a great purpose for this book. The point on his journey at which it ends also reminded me of how long this year has been and how far we've come, and how uncertain everything was back in the spring. Also reading about certain sad moments, such as the fate of Ghost, which I had known from Instagram, still I loved re-living the viewer experience as we watched Dean travel through Europe with Nala through their Instagram. Hearing his perspective and the thoughts that don't make it onto social media was a great purpose for this book. The point on his journey at which it ends also reminded me of how long this year has been and how far we've come, and how uncertain everything was back in the spring. Also reading about certain sad moments, such as the fate of Ghost, which I had known from Instagram, still made me tear up, as did the Acknowledgement where Dean thanks Nala for "waiting for [him] on that mountain that morning." These two fated travelers, (who rescued whom?), are such an inspiration, and the world is better for having the pair in it. Looking forward to a sequel! (If Dean feels like it)

  23. 4 out of 5

    judy a brown

    A truly beautiful adventure story This book was so riveting, couldn't put it down. Suspenseful/ what's going to happen next, funny at times, I was laughing out loud reading these stories, it was very real to me, felt like I was there along for the ride. There were sad times too eg the refugees plyte and the dog that died. But I left the Best for last "NALA" she's spectacular, a very beautiful cat 🐈, but then I love💗 cats. She really enjoys her travels, I was surprised as cats are very habitual an A truly beautiful adventure story This book was so riveting, couldn't put it down. Suspenseful/ what's going to happen next, funny at times, I was laughing out loud reading these stories, it was very real to me, felt like I was there along for the ride. There were sad times too eg the refugees plyte and the dog that died. But I left the Best for last "NALA" she's spectacular, a very beautiful cat 🐈, but then I love💗 cats. She really enjoys her travels, I was surprised as cats are very habitual and like stability. Nala really loves Dean & Dean adores her, one would have to be blind not to see that. Those two are bonded for life, you can't get one without the other. Wishing them the best.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Lessard

    I've been following Dean and Nala for almost a year now. I was so excited about that book and I wasn't disappointed. We can now understand every challenge that they have been through, but also follow them from the day they met in the Bosnian mountains to June 2020. I really appreciated finding so many details about their journey, the places they visited, the people they met and all the trials they have endured. Even if you don't follow them on YouTube or Instagram, the book is an absolute deligh I've been following Dean and Nala for almost a year now. I was so excited about that book and I wasn't disappointed. We can now understand every challenge that they have been through, but also follow them from the day they met in the Bosnian mountains to June 2020. I really appreciated finding so many details about their journey, the places they visited, the people they met and all the trials they have endured. Even if you don't follow them on YouTube or Instagram, the book is an absolute delight to read and you will not be able to put it down. I sincerely hope there will be another one!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Gyoza

    I discovered Dean & Nala's 1bike1world YouTube channel just 2 months ago and began following their travel videos. The book covers their trip in more detail, up until the coronavirus lockdowns began. It was very entertaining to read about their experiences cycling across Europe and Asia Minor, both good and bad, the people met along the way, the red tape at the border crossings, and the animals in distress rescued, and most of all, their enjoyment of each other's company. This is an account of the I discovered Dean & Nala's 1bike1world YouTube channel just 2 months ago and began following their travel videos. The book covers their trip in more detail, up until the coronavirus lockdowns began. It was very entertaining to read about their experiences cycling across Europe and Asia Minor, both good and bad, the people met along the way, the red tape at the border crossings, and the animals in distress rescued, and most of all, their enjoyment of each other's company. This is an account of their journey, so if you're looking for a travel guide that goes in depth about the art, architecture, cuisine, or history of a place, this is not what you're looking for. If you love travel, adventure, and animals, you will enjoy this book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maddy Barone

    I loved reading this book. A lot of it I already knew qbout, but it was nice to have more detail. I have been an instagram follower of Dean and Nala for a couple of years now. I was one who saw the Dodo video and fell in love with Nala and the big tough looking guy who rescued her. To see such love between them is inspiring. Also inspiring is the way Dean is using his fame to help other charitable causes. Well done, sir!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Karen Price

    If you need cheering up and your faith in the kindness of strangers restored, you can’t go past this lighthearted true story, Nala’s World by Dean Nicholson. I’ve been following him on Instagram since the day he was “chosen” by a scrappy little kitten on the side of the road as he cycled through Bosnia, and it’s heartwarming to read of their journey together and all the good that has come out of it for animal shelters around the world.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    One of the cutest stories I’ve ever read! I follow Dean & Nala on Instagram for about one and a half year now, and eventhough I knew most of the places they have been and their story so far, I enjoyed reading this book so much. The little anecdotes Dean is sharing of his „conversations“ with Nala are so cute and I often had to smile while reading. You really get the incredible bond these two have. I hope we get to see, and maybe read, much more of their journey. One of the cutest stories I’ve ever read! I follow Dean & Nala on Instagram for about one and a half year now, and eventhough I knew most of the places they have been and their story so far, I enjoyed reading this book so much. The little anecdotes Dean is sharing of his „conversations“ with Nala are so cute and I often had to smile while reading. You really get the incredible bond these two have. I hope we get to see, and maybe read, much more of their journey.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kyrie

    It reads like the man is talking to you, and I enjoyed that. It's the story of a man who decided to bike around the world because he could and why not? He's young, unattached, and raised money to do it. Along the way, he picked up a stray cat and started posting pictures on Instagram. It took off from there. Loved the story, loved the attitude, loved the cat, can't wait to see where they go next.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Thirsa

    So, this is not difficult literature. But when you compare this book to other books in this genre, it is really good. It entertains, teaches and gives a lot of feelings. From sadness to incredible joy and from laid back to extreme anguish. I highly recommend this book! (And also that you follow this story while watching his instagram, incredible views, peoples and stories)

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