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Annoying and best avoided,
This review is from: African Brew Ha Ha: A Motorcycle Quest from Lancashire to Cape Town (Paperback)
Am I the only person who found this guy arrogant and intensely annoying? His trip through Africa is one disaster to another. It seems that the idea was thought up in a pub and then carried through without any basic planning or realisation that maybe not everyone else in the world shares or has even heard about the English idiosyncrasy of drinking tea.
The culmination of this is an awkward exchange with a poor local who has no idea of the custom and wastes money indulging this weird Westerner in a custom he doesn't understand. It would have been much better to have drunk the local `Brew'; be that tea, coffee, beer etc
Also, the fact that he chose an inappropriate motorcycle, was completely hopeless when a problem arose, didn't complete his journey (he flew a significant part of the way), moaned the whole way about customs and did not seem to know anything about the countries he planned to cross or anything about fixing his bike irritated me to the point where I was glad I had finished.