Download City of Myths, River of Dreams. Overland from the Barbary by James Marr PDF

By James Marr

"Seen in the course of the thick finish of a schnapps bottle, the assumption of riding to a song competition close to Timbuktu used to be idiot-proof. Then sunrise arrived with a clunk; West Africa? No subject the place I became, the examining used to be both grim... Daniel Houghton: murdered as he begged water from a good close to Simbing. Mungo Park: overcome through paranoia and slaughtered at Bussa Rapids. Gordon Laing: strangled and beheaded outdoors Timbuktu. Hugh Clapperton: crippled with malaria and dysentary, rotted to loss of life. Richard Lander: despatched briefly insane and compelled to devour bowls of poison via the king of Badagari. i would yanked my studying sessions from my nostril and gawped during the window. Did i actually are looking to force via this hell?" In his Toyota 4x4, with his spouse and pals, James Marr heads overland within the foosteps of 18th and nineteenth century explorers. alongside the best way he loses his passport within the sand, ruptures his gas tank, fortifies his...

Show description

Read or Download City of Myths, River of Dreams. Overland from the Barbary Coast to the Gulf of Guinea PDF

Similar travel books

The Rough Guide to the Philippines

The new-look tough consultant to the Philippines - now in complete color all through - is the final word shuttle consultant to 1 of the world's most enjoyable countries.

Discover its mind-blowing seashores, rice terraces and jaw-dropping marine lifestyles with lovely images, color maps and extra listings and data than ever earlier than. You'll locate designated functional recommendation on what to work out and do in Manila - from museums and artwork galleries to where to devour halo-halo and adobo - in addition to updated descriptions of all of the most sensible sights, dive websites, shorelines, mountains, gala's, lodges, bars, golf equipment, retailers and eating places in the course of the archipelago.

Make the main of it slow in the world with The tough advisor to the Philippines.

Fodor's In Focus Savannah: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (4th Edition)

Fodor’s correspondents spotlight the easiest of Savannah, together with beautiful squares, eclectic outlets, scrumptious nutrients, and gorgeous old houses. Our neighborhood specialists vet each advice to make sure you utilize a while, even if it’s your first journey or your fifth.
most sensible sights from Forsyth Park to Tybee Island
most sensible resorts and eating places for each price range
precious positive factors for simple making plans
insider pointers on whilst to move and how you can retailer
significant photographs to motivate your journey
special MAPS to lead you

Top 10 Washington DC 2016 (DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

Newly revised, up-to-date, and redesigned for 2016.

actual to its identify, DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: best 10 Washington, D. C. , covers the entire city's significant points of interest and points of interest in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that assist you plan the holiday that's correct for you.

This newly up-to-date commute consultant for Washington, D. C. will lead you instantly to the easiest sights town has to supply from traveling the U. S. Capitol development and scaling the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial to touching the moon rock on demonstrate on the nationwide Air and house Museum and vacationing the enormous pandas on the nationwide Zoo.

specialist trip writers have totally revised this version of DK Eyewitness trip advisor: most sensible 10 Washington, D. C.

+ Brand-new itineraries assist you plan your journey to Washington, D. C.
+ Maps of strolling routes exhibit you the simplest how you can maximize your time.
+ New most sensible 10 lists characteristic off-the-beaten-track principles, in addition to standbys just like the most sensible points of interest, buying, eating strategies, and more.

You'll nonetheless locate DK's well-known full-color images and museum ground plans, in addition to simply the correct amount of assurance of the city's heritage and culture.

the appropriate trip spouse: DK Eyewitness trip advisor: best 10 Washington, D. C.

Additional info for City of Myths, River of Dreams. Overland from the Barbary Coast to the Gulf of Guinea

Example text

What did she know that we didn’t? I reflected. We studied the menu whilst the waiter bustled furiously between the tables, scratching orders on a notepad, which he tore off and sent fluttering through a doorway. Christine opted for the vegetable couscous. I went for the highly recommended ‘Tagine Berber’. As the wind buffeted the windows we washed it all down with a Cabernet Sauvignon from Meknes, a town in northern Morocco. After dinner, and feeling suitably fortified, we huddled over a game of Scrabble in the bedroom, which I…almost won.

I bolted from the terminal, still infused with that European folly of immediacy, expectation, intolerance. I’d boxed myself in with a list which said we should be in Tangier by the evening. And that wasn’t the only consideration propelling me full tilt back to the car: who was to say if the ferries would be operating the next day, or the day after that? How quickly would they clear the backlog of passengers and vehicles waiting to get to Morocco? During the summer exodus of Moroccans departing for their holidays in the home country, I’d often witnessed the port of Algeciras plummeting into disorder.

Every once in a while the immigration officer barked at their restlessness. I gawped through the windows; no chance of even a glimpse of Gibraltar, never mind taking a photograph. We pitched into another emerald trough. I felt sure we were stuffed; this old tub would never make it. MOROCCO THE DEVIL’S HASTE Ahead, through the ferry’s sea-splattered windows, the sheets of rain briefly parted; an outline of land revealed itself. My pulse beat that bit faster as Africa loomed from the tumbling waves.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 34 votes