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My favourite true life travel adventures

Four Violets
 
The Open Cage: The Ordeal of the Irian Jaya Hostages: Murder and Survival in the Jungles of Irian Jaya
The Open Cage: The Ordeal of the Irian Jaya Hostages: Murder and Survival in the Jungles of Irian Jaya
"Taken hostage in Irian Jaya in 1996. And waiting every day for execution"
The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
The Flame Trees Of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
"So beautifully written and evocative.  Never ever dull, I never wanted it to end"
Married To A Bedouin
Married To A Bedouin
"The author visited Petra, met a local - and never left"
The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
"In 2000 the authors were held hostage for 9 months in the  Darien Gap"
Slow Boats to China
Slow Boats to China
"Travelling where possible by boat all the way to China, really meeting the locals too"
Slow Boats Home
Slow Boats Home
"More of the above.  Its a privilege to share this adventure with the author"
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush (Picador Books)
"Is a weekend in Wales REALLY enough to prepare for mountains in Afghanistan?"
Travels In A Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile
Travels In A Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile
"A very honest account of someone also not afraid to take risks and really talk to people"
Travels with Myself and Another
Travels with Myself and Another
"A long hard look at the horrors and challenges that face travellers, ( not tourists)"
Full Tilt: Dunkirk to Delhi by Bicycle
Full Tilt: Dunkirk to Delhi by Bicycle
"Proves that with courage it is still possible to experience adventure, going it alone"
A PATTERN OF ISLANDS.
A PATTERN OF ISLANDS.
"A wonderful book from my school days that made me determined to visit the Pacific"
Tracks
Tracks
"An epic solo journey across the Australian desert with camels trained by the author"