» » Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean

Download Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean fb2

by Fran Sandham
Download Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean fb2
Specialty Travel
  • Author:
    Fran Sandham
  • ISBN:
    1590200365
  • ISBN13:
    978-1590200360
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    The Overlook Press; 1 edition (February 14, 2008)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Specialty Travel
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1987 kb
  • ePUB format
    1633 kb
  • DJVU format
    1161 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
  • Votes:
    850
  • Formats:
    docx txt doc azw


In this enthralling book, Sandham brings his solo walk from the aptly-named Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean to life

In this enthralling book, Sandham brings his solo walk from the aptly-named Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean to life. He comes across, variously, as courageous, determined, bloody-minded, and completely in It's hard to read many travel books without a sense of 'Why? Why are you putting yourself through all this?' and Traversa is no exception. Those who sit at home may not understand what drives some people to these lengths, but that doesn't stop us lapping it up and asking for more.

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Fran Sandham left behind the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Fran Sandham left behind the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure. See all Product description. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake a. .

Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure.

item 5 Sandham, Fran, Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the . Ocean Hardback General Interest Books for 2000-2010 Publication Year Children. Ocean Hardback Picture Books for Children.

item 5 Sandham, Fran, Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to t -Sandham, Fran, Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to t. £. 9. He has travelled in over 40 countries. He lives in Brighton and London. Ocean Hardback Picture Books for Children in English.

In this enthralling book, Sandham brings his solo walk from the aptly-named Skeleton Coast to the Indian .

In this enthralling book, Sandham brings his solo walk from the aptly-named Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean to life.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the . A story about the author's 3,000-mile solo walk across an entire continent, from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar.

A story about the author's 3,000-mile solo walk across an entire continent, from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar.

Read Traversa, by Fran Sandham online on Bookmate .

Traversa - As travel books go this is a gem, the true tale of a determined and courageous man?s solo walk across Africa, from the .

Traversa - As travel books go this is a gem, the true tale of a determined and courageous man?s solo walk across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia to Bagamoyo on the coast in Tanzania. A mere 3,000 miles! Why? Well read the book and you?ll find out and be thoroughly entertained at the same time. Fran Sandham sets off from Namibia?s Skeleton Coast armed with ambition and determination, and a strong desire to follow in the footsteps of famous explorers such as Livingstone and Stanley.

Sandham traveled on foot across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast on the southwest tip of the African continent. Sandham's self-deprecation and affectionate attitude toward the people he encounters lift this book high above the vast pile of African-adventure travelogues. through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania, until he reached the Indian Ocean. Результаты поиска по книге.

An ordeal of a different sort awaits Fran Sandham in TRAVERSA: A Solo Walk Across Africa From the Skeleton Coast . Sandham’s self-deprecation and affectionate attitude toward the people he encounters lift this book high above the vast pile of African-adventure travelogues.

Inspired by the 19th-century Scottish missionary David Livingstone, Sandham leaves his drafty London flat and his job at a West End bookshop and embarks on an open-ended journey on foot from the Namibian desert to Tanzania. Continue reading the main story.

Documents the author's three-thousand-mile trek across Africa, a foot journey marked by such challenges as land mines, a syphilitic donkey, and giant cockroaches, in an account that also muses on the experiences of such explorers as David Livingstone, Sir H. M. Stanley, and Sir Francis Galton. 10,000 first printing.

Nuadazius
Read it twice, as I suggested it for my Outdoor Activities Book club. We read true stories of historical or today's adventures. I read it a second time to refresh my memory. Fran Sandham writes with a unique twist of words, making it thoroughly entertaining. He's also a very 'average guy'--except for the walking across Africa---giving his thoughts, & actions something one could relate to---again---except the walking across Africa part.
Xtreem
This is the kind of book I like to savor slowly. I read 5-10 pages a night, and now I'm sorry I'm finished with it. The author is likeable, witty, and does a good job of describing what walking 25 miles a day from Namibia to Tanzania is like. Reminds me of "The Masked Rider" which was about bicycling across Cameroon. I give a strong recommendation to both books. Both writers focus on how they're feeling and what they're seeing and doing at the moment. They're not meant as anthropological treatises, and neither talks in depth about any particular person they encountered. They leave me thinking, "Could I do something this physically difficult?" Could I eat and drink as they did, and survive the assault of mosquitoes and ants? As a vegetarian, I'd have to compromise or starve. Fran Sandham's walk was truly difficult, but parts were pleasant and interesting, and he kept his sense of humor right to the end.
Kazimi
New condition, perfect! Read it already. It's a tale of strife, but he has that crazy British humor so I was laughing out loud.
EXIBUZYW
The best thing about Sandham's writing is how it is erudite and conversational at the same time, leaving you with the feeling that you had the good fortune to sit down in a pub next to a world traveler and get the full benefit of hearing him tell not only of his travel in Africa but also of his knowledge of European explorers of Africa, African history in general. There are citations from various famous adventurers, for example, each with a different opinion on what it feels like to survive a near-eating by a lion, or how a part of German Namibia was lost to the British in WWI at a dinner party.
I read quite a bit of travel writing, and occasionally pick up a less-known author- in this case I was glad I did. Here's to hoping Sandham undertakes another adventure!
Peras
Thursday: 12/24/2009

Fran Sandham is a "Walking Wordsmith". Very good writing about a long walk across
Africa. A good blend of a modern walk and the history of the area. I enjoyed the account of the authors Adventure walk so much that I purchased a 2nd copy for my Grandson. The perfect book to lure him away from his computer screen and into
adventure.

[email protected]
Mardin
Subject interesting and there was humor throughout. Although enjoyable reading felt I would like to find out more about the reasons behind the decision to make this journey.
Llanonte
I really liked this book! It is the fascinating story of one man who walked across Africa. It is very engaging and I loved hearing about his travels. It made me want to try it!
you learn very little about Africa and its people. The main focus is really the author's endurance and all previous African explorers.