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Kris Larsen: Out of census

Kris Larsen: Out of census

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  • Materials: Printed pages, paper, glue, string
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Kris Larsen: Out of Census

A self-published account of escaping Communist Eastern Europe and roaming the world. Bound by the author, Kris Larsen.

"If I could choose one thing to take with me on a round the world trip, I would take a warm sleeping bag. If I was allowed two things, I would add a good passport. In that order." — opening lines of Out of Census

This is the first volume of an autobiography by Kris Larsen. It follows Kris's growing up in Eastern Europe under communist rule, his days as a tramp and a rock climber, his brazen escape into the West, then going half way around the world as an illegal alien with dodgy papers, over-landing to India and beyond.

It's a humorous take on the life of a would-be refugee that nobody wanted, showing how little you really need in order to do the things you always dreamed about. You want to go on an expedition? Put on your boots and go.


5 out of 5 stars (4)
  • John Hoenninger Nov 25, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I always wondered what it would be like to live by a remote tropical beach. Now I know! Kris and his wife live a simple life while engaging in artistic pursuits by a beach in northern Palawan in the Philippines. His wife makes it easier for them to deal with the local cast of characters since she came from Luzon. It turns out there are a lot of practical considerations living by a beach and Kris gives entertaining descriptions of the ups and downs doing it. Ultimately they have to leave, but their experiences make for a great story.
    Kris Larsen: With Mermaid up a Moonberry Tree
  • John Hoenninger Nov 25, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    The many adventures sailing a home built steel yacht with traditional junk rigging from Tasmania to Madagascar is very engaging. Kris describes the people and places he encounters vividly. His inspiration from Marco Polo and Sinbad the Sailor takes him trading from Zanzibar to the remote northwest coast of Madagascar, where he is welcomed by locals as one of them, not a tourist. He gives good descriptions of sailing in that area and across the Indian Ocean.
    Kris Larsen : Monsoon Dervish
  • Pete Sep 25, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    A great book. Shipping from Australia to UK was very quick.
    Kris Larsen : Monsoon Dervish
  • John Hoenninger Sep 21, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Kris gives a very easy to understand step-by-step procedures for using a marine sextant to determine latitude and longitude. This is a practical description much like you would get if you were trained on a sailboat by the captain, not a theoretical discussion. Illustrations from actual nautical manuals make the process very clear.
    Manual of sextant navigation by Kris Larsen

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