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Crazy Oyibo

Crazy Oyibo [Kindle Edition]

Ana Hogas , Ionut (John) Florea
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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For John and Ana their 55,000km motorcycle ride around Africa was not a race. Sparked by two unexpected events, the nomadic adventure lasted for 14 months across 29 countries. Crazy Oyibo recounts the story of John and Ana journeying overland, being tested in some of the continent’s wildest places, and undergoing profound personal transformation while learning that Africa’s diversity is only matched by the kindness of its people.
Crazy Oyibo Part 1 – From Romania To Morocco tells how the expedition began. In January 2010 John was stuck in bed, recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture. The challenge of learning how to walk again became the daunting task of riding a motorbike in Africa. In October 2010 the expedition was primed to take off, but on departure day John was hit by a car. The motorbike was totaled and everything was reset by 9 more months. In June 2011 John and Ana finally left Into The World. The learning curve from the first month spent in Morocco sets the tone for an epic journey.

Read by author Nick Thorpe, adventurer Paddy Tyson and mountaineer Alex Găvan.

Ana Hogas and Ionut Florea are open-hearted, white-knuckle travellers with a passion for people and an uncanny nose for adventure. Their 55,000-kilometer journey took them off the grid and into the beating heart of Africa.
Nick Thorpe, author of "Urban Worrier" and "Eight Men and a Duck" (

About the authors
Ana Hogaş and Ionuţ (John) Florea are Romanian architects with a twist. From June 2011 to August 2012 they traveled by motorcycle around Africa. In an expedition of extremes, they worked as volunteers in the rainforest of Nigeria, crossed the Sahara in suffocating heat of over 54°C, climbed Mt. Cameroon, and explored the Okavango Delta in flood and the Congo basin during the rainy season. Crazy Oyibo is their first book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1318 KB
  • Publisher: Ana Hogas & (John) Ionut Florea; 1 edition (27 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,281 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I eat books such as this,I read most there is as I travel overland by motorbike regularly too.
A BIG but for this book though. The too frequent mis spellings,very bad English grammar was like having a conversation with someone who doesn't quite get the lingo,lots of " American English" spellings too.
Hey,don't get me wrong,I wish I spoke Romanian as good as these guys do English,but I'm not selling a travel book meant to be read by Romanian speakers? The really bad grammar,incorrect phraseology etc.just got very annoying. Too many " lists" to pad the book out too. Not worth the money.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written 3 Aug 2013
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This book looks like a good read for anyone interested in motorcycle touring and adventure travelling. Unfortunately the poor quality of the writing gets in the way of the story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Romanians in Africa 25 Feb 2014
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A good African adventure, some insights into African culture, including the tribulations of being an unmarried female in a masculine land. Also the rigors of riding two up on a smallish bike with lots of luggage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 5 Jan 2014
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A very well written start of a fantastic motorcycle adventure around Africa cant wait for part 2 to be released.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A trip I would not take 16 Dec 2013
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I like reading about why people undertake an adventure trip and how they prepare. I am glad that Ana and John covered these points well. I also like to know how their experiences left them feeling and again this is a clear and honest account. Although Africa does not appeal to me, I look forward to reading their further adventures.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read 10 Dec 2013
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Interesting read, shame it's not the whole story. Good while it lasted. Writing isn't the greatest, but it doesn't matter that much (to me anyways)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An insite in the adventure of motorcycle touring 26 Nov 2013
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Just couldn't put this down , the book is a well written account of the ups and downs of two people planning out and following there DREAM.
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