Traversa

Popular Ebook Traversa published Inspired by the legendary explorers who first crossed the African heartland Fran S

Popular Ebook Traversa published 2020 Inspired by the legendary explorers who first crossed the African heartland, Fran Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure He traveled on foot across Africa from the Skeleton Coast on the southwest tip of the African continent through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania, until he reached the Indian Ocean Traversa is the fascinatingInspired by the legendary explorers who first crossed the African heartland, Fran Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure He traveled on foot across Africa from the Skeleton Coast on the southwest tip of the African continent through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania, until he reached the Indian Ocean Traversa is the fascinating account of the hardships and hilarity that he experienced during his epic solo journey Sandham describes his brushes with lions and snakes, land mines and bandits, his two month battle with a syphilitic donkey, malaria, cockroaches the size of mice, and the other everyday troubles that arise when walking across Africa Underpinned with the stories of his forerunners David Livingstone, Sir H M Stanley, and Sir Francis Galton, among others Traversa is the enthralling account of a real life modern day adventure against the elements.. Popular Books Traversa OK, close enough to the end of 2017 for me to determine my favourite reads. Traversa wins my hard to determine 2017 BEST TRAVEL BOOK.I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot going for it (in terms of appealing to me): it is slightly unorthodox travel, it is written in a relaxed and easy style, it is very funny, and the author doesn't hold himself up for glory.So, what did he do? He completed the Traversa. Page 2: While many Victorian explorers became obsessed with the notion of being the first white man to set foot in some particular place, a few individuals came to regard crossing Africa overland from coast to coast as a goal to rival the discovery of the source of the Nile. This overland crossing of Africa became known as 'the Traversa'. For the author's Traversa, he not only planned this as overland, but was walking, carrying his own pack and equipment. Commencing in Namibia, on the Skeleton Coast at the Atlantic Ocean coastline, through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania to reach the Indian Ocean.This is quite the epic stroll. Over 5000 kilometres, through desert (extreme hot and cold), through the Caprivi Strip to the Zambezi, and to Victoria Falls, where food was largely unavailable, through wet season downpours, up the west side of Lake Malawi and on to Bagamoyo, and his goal.There are trials and tribulations - a small donkey, a donkey cart, a mule - there are insects, lots of insects! -there are medical situations, mostly related to feet and insects - and there is that 40kg pack.For me,he got the writing bang on. Enough history to be informed about the places he is, and quotes from and talks about the more famous explorers where they cross his path. He also does not fall into the trap of repetition. He calmly states "Four days later, I arrived at..." without feeling he had to labour over four uneventful days. For a journey of over a year, this was essential to being able to document his travel. He also uses self-deprecating humour, and isn't afraid to question his own actions, which is refreshing. It is also apparent that the author has a genuine affection for Africa and its people.A quote - P221 And new physical problems are arising almost daily. I'm getting problems from a painful trapped nerve in my shoulder, where my rucksack strap has been pinching it, and I can't straighten my arm above shoulder level - soon I will be limping like Richard III. By now my back is covered with eczema, the result of a perpetually sodden shirt and rucksack pressed against it day after day in this heat. In one place my pack has rubbed a painful hole in my skin through the eczema; carrying my rucksack was unpleasant before, but now it is purgatory. This eczema must be partly due to eating bad food for so long - I never had this problem at home. I'm expecting my teeth and hair to start falling out before long, and I've got more or less a permanent acid indigestion from eating so much junk. Week after week I've lived on lukewarm Coca-Cola, stale buns and doughnuts, slurps, green bananas, powdered milk and far too many cigarettes. With all the rubbishy food and sugar soft drinks I've been consuming, I'll see the east coast through a hypoglycaemic haze. Great stuff, five stars.
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  1. Fran Sandham was an editor at Rough Guides for several years, and worked in bookselling and in the voluntary sector before that He has traveled in over fifty countries He now lives in London and Wirral, and divides his time between freelance writing and public speaking He has written for many newspapers, magazines and travel publications, including the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Financial Times,Adventure Travel, Traveller magazine, Travel Africa and Country Walking.

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  1. OK, close enough to the end of 2017 for me to determine my favourite reads Traversa wins my hard to determine 2017 BEST TRAVEL BOOK.I really enjoyed this book It has a lot going for it in terms of appealing to me it is slightly unorthodox travel, it is written in a relaxed and easy style, it is very funny, and the author doesn t hold himself up for glory.So, what did he do He completed the Traversa Page 2 While many Victorian explorers became obsessed with the notion of being the first white man [...]


  2. 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.


  3. I loved this book It was captivating I feel like I ve travelled across Africa with him, obviously without the challenge of walking 5000km.You d think after reading a book about a man walking across four African countries, from Skeleton Coast to Bagamoyo on the coast of the Indian Ocean, I d have some awesome and poetic quotes for you, but my favourite passages were On the outskirts of Karonga I sit outside a little shop, eating a slurp as I watch the world go by A cow stands patiently on the opp [...]


  4. An entertaining account of the author s traversa across Africa on foot from Namibia to Tanzania Sandham tells the story with self deprecating humor and anecdotes from the great African explorers like Stanley and Livingston of how he backpacked across the continent entirely on his own.


  5. 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 .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 insane By the end of the [...]


  6. If there is one burning desire in my life right now, it is adventure This book choice seems serendipitous, having just watched the series premiere of Expedition Africe on the History Channel last night In Expedition Africa, the journey begins in Zanzibar, and in Traversa, the journey ends in Zanzibar Both sets of travelers seem to be loosely re creating the journeys of Livingstone and Stanley I shall read this book with great pleasure hopefully while I dream of foreign lands and travel Now I ve [...]


  7. Travel narrative is a subjective taste So, I always feel a little guilty giving a relatively low rating to a book with very good points Sandham walks from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia to the Indian Ocean in Tanzania He follows a strict rule of accepting no rides and he does not have a support team nor a sponsor, so he does the entire trip on a shoestring budget There are several sections where Sandham does a nice job of succinctly explaining important historical events in the regions he passes [...]


  8. Fran Sandham is a British writer who worked for years as an editor for the Rough Guide Travel Series Tiring of the hustle and bustle of London, he decided to walk across Africa Even as a child he had been fascinated by the stories of the African explorers, such as Stanley and Livingstone The walk became a real test of endurance He wouldn t accept rides, and often spread his sleeping bag in an inconspicuous place at night rather than stay at a hostel or guest house His pack was much too heavy at [...]


  9. Former bookseller Fran Sandham has always been fascinated by Africa and the Victorian explorers who opened the continent to trade with apologies to the Portuguese who came before One New Years Eve he decides to do it himself walk across Africa, from the west coast to the east Scrimping and saving for the next year, Sandham fills his rucksack, gives up his flat in London, his job and sets out.Why I Picked It Up I love reading stories about people doing crazy things, especially things that I d nev [...]


  10. With a mix of adventure and history this is a fantastic book Also very inspiring We follow Fran as he treks across Africa from the Skeleton Coast to Zanzibar and, my word, what a journey it is He did it on his own under his own willpower, strength, determination and bloody mindedness Fantastic.The book is free flowing and damn is it interesting I love the way that Africa is so vast that at one point Fran looks at two places on a map and realises it is not to far to walk in comparison to what he [...]


  11. Reading group book Took me a little while to get into it but thoroughly enjoyed once I did and once I worked out it was a bloke Some parts are hilariously laugh out loud funny, some are horrific but he drives the narrative along and you really want to know Half tempted to follow up by reading about Livingstone and Stanley hadn t realised a how many other expeditions Stanley had done and b what a nasty piece of work he was He doesn t really answer the question we all wanted answering tho why di [...]


  12. I found myself absolutely glued to the book from the very beginning up until the end Mr Sandham proved himself a skilled writer, splendidly going between describing his own journey and retelling stories of the Victorian ages explorers His writing style is very nice not terribly stiff, with a few well placed explicit words here and there, but then again absolutely not annoyingly loose.I recommend this book to anyone, even those who don t generally fancy travel books It s a great read, I assure yo [...]


  13. An excellent book charting one man s coast to coast walk across Africa.I love Africa, and therefore loved hearing about so many different cultures, people, animals and environments that the author experienced along the walk His determination to complete the trip is as admirable as it is crazy at times, he encounters all kinds of dangers and dilemmas Ultimately this book left me eager for and inspired if only I had the guts to try something like this.


  14. Reading Group book.Thoroughly enjoyed this.Finally finished as was distracted by 2 other books.Did wonder sometimes why he was doing it, as was so unpleasant for him on occasions.Learnt things I didn t know and he made me laugh out loud too at times.Highly recommended.




  15. I bought this book because a friend had heard him speak at a U3a meeting I think she must have told me all the best bits but the book didn t,t quite live up to her recommendation still worth a read though.


  16. first 50 pages are all about mules, donkeys, rucksackss, so made me lost my appetite to read it through i was able to read half of it, there are really nice historical references, though not for my taste


  17. The author takes approximately eight months to walk across Africa from the Skeleton Coast of Namibia to Bagamoyo in Tanzania on the Indian Ocean This book is the recounting of that trip with the adventures and misadventures that he encounters along the way Included in the account at appropriate points are the experiences of the early Explorers Overall, I enjoyed it At times, like the detour with the mule donkey delay, it seemed just that a delay But there is a certain amount of admiration for so [...]


  18. Desperately sad I didn t like it the subject was so tempting The writing style however wasn t to my liking I obviously don t know the author and don t wish to be personal, but he writes in a style that doesn t appeal Great potential poorly delivered.


  19. I really liked the adventuresome chutzpah it took to undertake the trip and the historical expedition details interwoven into the chronology of the trip gave the book depth and made for a interesting read, but I found the writing style rather bland for this type of travel journal


  20. This book was enjoyable but hard to read at times cause this guy jumped into his travels with less thought than I d put into finding a matatu to ride in Kenya it is entertaining at the very least however.


  21. Yet another Walk Across Africa story by a Westerner The part where he gets bogged down in Namibia trying to train a donkey to carry his pack is kind of funny.


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