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Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from…

Traversa: A Solo Walk Across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian… (2007)

by Fran Sandham

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Great read! Sandham has a great attitude which somehow helps him get through a long, long trip. I now want to go to the Skeleton Coast.....on my list of things to do, maybe after South Georgia. I usually sell this sort of book because it has little value to me after the read, but because I can see myself going to the area, I think I'll hold onto this. Some of his experiences reminded me of similar times on trips of mine....good stuff! ( )
  untraveller | Feb 14, 2016 |
Incredible story of trekking from Namibia's Atlantic Coast to the Indian Ocean (ending up at Zanzibar). Although the author's attacked by neither man nor beast (just insects aplenty), he has his share of troubles, starting with recalitrant wild donkeys, and finishing up with a week of malaria treatment (apologies if that proves a spoiler). Terrific writing skills and a great sense of humor make this book one of my top books for the year. Highly recommended. ( )
  Seajack | Apr 25, 2008 |
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Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Fran Sandham left behind the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure. "Traversa" is the funny and engaging story of his epic 3,000-mile solo walk across an entire continent, from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar...

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The remarkable travel narrative of one man's solo walk from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean. Brilliant in its retelling this title transports the reader to the very essence of Africa.Travel writing.

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