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Around Africa On My Bicycle.

Author: Riaan Manser
Publisher: Johannesburg : Jonathan Ball Publishers, 2010.
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In a world first, almost incredibly, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle right around the continent of Africa. It took him two years, two months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres through 34 different countries. In Around Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the story of this epic journey. It is a story of blood, sweat, toil and tears. It is a story of triumph and occassional disaster. Of nights out under the stars,  Read more...
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Manser, Riaan.
Around Africa On My Bicycle.
Johannesburg : Jonathan Ball Publishers, ©2010
Named Person: Riaan Manser; Riaan Manser
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Riaan Manser
ISBN: 9781868424016 1868424014
OCLC Number: 801363817
Awards: Short-listed for The Booksellers' Choice Award 2008
Description: 1 online resource (929 pages)
Contents: About the author; Title page; Map of the route; Foreword; 1. Sunday dread --
Monday lies in wait; 2. I'm off ... up the Cape West Coast!; 3. Over the first dotted line: Namibia; 4. Angola: Landmines and Samaritans; 5. Tsetse flies and other people's beds; 6. Roadbloacks and anthems --
into the DRC; 7. Mud, sweat and tears and Congo's jungle; 8. Kindness and corruption in Gabon; 9. Tough times in Equatorial Guinea --
and hospitality in Cameroon; 10. Nigeria --
people and preachers for Africa; 11. Inside a picture in Benin, Togo and Ghana; 12. Ivorian adventures, culinary and otherwise. 13. Liberia ... and the worst day of my life14. Tales of horror in Sierra Leone --
and a hero from my past; 15. A punch-up in Guinea, and a sea voyage to Guinea-Bissau; 16. Back and forth in SeneGambia --
and an all-important rendezvous; 17. A nasty experience in Mauritania and an unforgettable dash to London; 18. Back on the road ... and through the Sahara; 19. Dust and honey in Morocco; 20. A man suspended between two worlds; 21. Cakes and kindness in Algeria; 22. Last-minute reprieve in Tunisia ... and a faithless travelling companion; 23. Libya --
hungry hyenas and a great man-made river. 24. Adventures in lower Egypt, and a personal dream achieved25. A locust plague in upper Egypt ... and I become a citizen of the Red Sea; 26. Thirst and frustration in the Sudanese desert; 27. Bouncing off the Eritrean border, and chewing the local fat in Djibouti; 28. Sneaky stratagems in Somaliland, and a night in a body-bag; 29. Floods and pesky children in Ethiopia; 30. Time travel in Kenya; 31. Soul food and wheel-wobbles in Tanzania; 32. A serpentine speed-bump and cries of 'Ay!' in Mozambique; 33. A party in the bush ... and a strenuous dash to the border; 34. Back in South Africa at last! 35. Countdown to Cape TownLast word; Trip statistics; Copyright.
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In a world first, almost incredibly, Riaan Manser rode a bicycle right around the continent of Africa. It took him two years, two months and fifteen days. He rode 36 500 kilometres through 34 different countries. In Around Africa on my Bicycle, Manser tells the story of this epic journey. It is a story of blood, sweat, toil and tears. It is a story of triumph and occassional disaster. Of nights out under the stars, of searing heat and rain, of endless miles of Africa and of pressing on and never surrendering whatever the odds. Mostly however it is the story of one man's courage and determinat.

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