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Desert Travels: Motorcycle Journeys in the Sahara and West Africa by [Scott, Chris]
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"Desert Travels ... is a light-hearted and readable account of various journeys by motorcycle in the Sahara and West Africa, as the author graduates from empty-tanked apprentice to expert dune-cruiser and desert connoisseur." - Lonely Planet Guide to West Africa
"His half-dozen trips into the searing heat of a vast Saharan desert are more than just a man on vacation. They are a test of his fortitude, cunning and resourcefulness. Desert Travels is an entertaining tale of a modern-day adventurer, a man who sees a personal challenge and rises to it, again and again. Its pages are full of the kinds of stories that keep you reading far past your normal bedtime. Damn the cliché, but I really couldn't put it down." - Gord Mounce, motorcycle.com
"Trust me, for three bucks you'll get a lot more enjoyment from this book than you will from a cup of Pike Place Roast." - Jonathan Hanson, overlandexpo.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2455 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Chris Scott; 1.5 edition (6 Feb. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00677KFRI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An excellent read and 'de rigeur' travelogue for anyone who dreams of escaping to Africa with not much more than a bike and a laissez-faire attitude. Having covered thousands of kms following the Safari Rally through Kenya and Tanzania myself - easy places to travel in Africa - I dream of exploring the north of the continent and therefore found Chris's book to be highly engaging. All of Africa holds a huge fascination, but I fear many of Chris's trips would be rather more dangerous nowadays, given the social and political changes across so much of North Africa.

The sad thing when reading these epic adventures is just how many people who will be inspired by these stories will never consider repeating Chris's adventures. Our role as good European neighbours would definitely benefit from a few more people escaping the full English mindset and checking out what the rest of the world has to offer, within easy reach by ferry. Of course people still do get involved and I hope to join their number at some stage in the future.

Chris's book is yet another great reminder that we have more in common than that which divides us. Kudos to all Saharan adventurers.
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Spot on
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Beautifully written by an exceptional and erudite author.

Historically informative and an insight into a lost era of travel in North Africa. The author is engagingly self-critical and writes with humour and a light touch, recounting several trips into and across the Sahara by various means of transport and differing levels of success.

Potential readers should be aware that despite his output the author is not a motorcycle fan but a traveler who chose the motorcycle because of his job as a despatch rider and for its cheapness to go long distance. If you're a ADV owner looking for tales of dune bashing and gear tips you'll be disappointed.

Hopefully we'll get another collection soon.
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Found this book hard to score because one chapter I would really enjoy,one would bore me and the next was a bit of both.Something that did annoy me was the lack of translation on the French quotations.It may be basic schoolboy French but I hated the bloody subject at school and bonjour is about my limit.Like I say not all bad and Chris Scott has certainly been around Africa but all in all a bit hit and miss for me.
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A very informative look at travelling Sahara and W.Africa. Amusingly written and easy to digest. It contains a realistic view of what can be expected of vehicles, people and the travellers themselves. A good blend of technical information as well as cultural and
Historic insights.
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