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Desert Travels: Motorcycle Journeys in the Sahara and West Africa (English Edition)
 
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Desert Travels: Motorcycle Journeys in the Sahara and West Africa (English Edition) [Versión Kindle]

Chris Scott

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Welcome to the ebook edition of Desert Travels, originally written in the mid-1990s. It’s about 99% identical to the paper edition which is now just about out of print. A few words have been added to help clarify what country or even what century we’re in, and the detailed maps on the blog linked below will be a great help in following each trip. Desert Travels adds up to a 250-page paperback, or around 70,000 words.
Currently, following nearly a decade of much increased trafficking, banditry and terrorist activities, as well as nomadic rebellions and not least the recent outflow of weaponry and disenfranchised fighters from Libya, tourism in the central Sahara has collapsed or has become severely restricted. But it wasn't always like that. The 1980s were a Golden Age of independent desert exploration; post-colonial nations hadn't yet been beset by internal strife, while the glamour of the original Dakar Rally, as well as the advent of desert-capable motorcycles and 4x4s saw adventure travel flourish in the Sahara of Niger, Algeria and Mali. It’s unlikely those days will return. For once I found myself doing the right thing in the right place at the right time.

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  • Formato: Versión Kindle
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  • Longitud de impresión: 256
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Amazon.com: 3.9 de un máximo de 5 estrellas  8 opiniones
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Great read for all adventure travellers, not limited to motorcycles 2 de abril de 2014
Por Philip Gardner - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
A great book by a well known author of motorcycling and touring books. Chris Scott is best known for his Adventure Motorcycling Handbook which is the pinnacle of motorcycle touring so it came as a bit of a shock to discover in the Kindle version of Desert Travels that he no longer uses a motorbike and considers it too dangerous. This version shows him, in a snapshot of history, initially describing his motorbike travels in Algeria and then following his Road to Damascus revelation, hitchhiking through the Gold Coast of Western African with their maniacal bus and taxi drivers. I was not sure which is more dangerous? The book itself keeps the reader interested and the Kindle is an updated version of the original. A good read for those who, like me, sit at home and pretend to be adventure travellers. PG
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas surprisingly good 7 de enero de 2014
Por LocoCoyote - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
Well written and very down to earth. It turned out to be a surprisingly engrossing tale that I enjoyed very much.
Just understand that this is a recounting of various journeys taken through the Sahara by the author and not a travel or guide book and you will not be disappointed. A tidbit of history is added for good measure and helps round out the work.
Well worth the cost.
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Real Desert Adventures 10 de diciembre de 2013
Por Vespa300ie - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
I had never heard of any of the places the author rode his bike. Very remote, very inhospitable and often dangerous. A real view of adventure in the most remote places of north Africa. A compilation of several trips.
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Great balanced account for both motor biking enthusiasts and those interested in getting a feel for the Sahara 20 de marzo de 2013
Por Ian - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
Enjoyed the overall feel of the desert and history, but would have liked a map or two, an essential for travel books (in my opinion).
5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Good story 21 de septiembre de 2012
Por SilkMoneyLove - Publicado en Amazon.com
Formato:Versión Kindle|Compra verificada
Good story about Desert Travels from the early 80s. A great snapshot in time to an era that has long passed. It is written in a story format so you feel like you are sitting at a campfire listening to an old traveler recount his trips. This story is more about the mindset of the trip and the adventures than a "guide book" type of journal. In other words, it isn't about going 400km to Tam and filling up at the BP, but more about taking a slightly different route on teh Piste and finding broken down folks, what they are like, where they came from and what they are doing out in the middle of the desert. Good stuff and well written.
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