Dead Men Don't Leave Tips: Adventures X Africaby Brandon Wilson
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What does it take to follow your dream? Quite a bit, if it means crossing Africa. That’s what a honeymooning couple discovers when they quit their jobs, sell their home and cars, and leave everything behind to achieve a dream: to cross Africa on a seven-month, 10,000-mile overland journey from London to Cape Town, South Africa.
Against their better judgment, they join a do-it-yourself safari with a bizarre band of companions. After their dream quickly turns into a nightmare, they set off across the continent alone—and that makes all the difference.
Wilson, in a style one reviewer described as “a hybrid of Paul Theroux and Tom Robbins,” takes you onto the crazed roads of Africa and into the hearts and lives of its people.
Meet mountain gorillas face-to-face. Melt down during a Saharan breakdown. Hunt dik-dik with Pygmies. Climb Africa’s highest mountain. Hop the “gun-run” through a civil war. Rush down thundering Zambezi rapids and dive into South Africa’s cauldron of turmoil.
Join us for a raw and bitter-sweet look at the real Africa—one far removed from the usual postcard perfection.
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Meet the Author
BRANDON WILSON is an author and photographer, explorer and adventure travel writer. His books in this series include: "Along the Templar Trail," a Lowell Thomas Gold Award-winner for Best Travel Book, "Yak Butter Blues," an IPPY Award-winner, "Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps," a ForeWord Book of the Year Bronze Award-winner, and "Dead Men Don’t Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa." His story about a year spent living in the Arctic, Life When Hell Freezes Over, appeared in "They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club."
His photos have won awards from National Geographic Traveler and Islands magazines. His pictorial essay was featured in "Naive and Abroad: Spain: Limping 600 Miles Through History" by Marcus Wilder.
A voracious explorer of nearly one hundred countries, over decades he has trekked many long-distance trails, including: the Camino de Santiago across Spain, the Via de la Plata, and St. Olav’s Way across Norway. In 1992, Brandon and his wife Cheryl were the first Western couple to complete the 1100-kilometer trail from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, and he was the first American to traverse the 1850-kilometer Via Francigena from England to Rome. In 2006, he and his French friend re-blazed the 4500-kilometer Templar Trail from France to Jerusalem to establish it as a path of peace.
Wilson is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information, visit: http://www.pilgrimstales.com/ or his Face Book page.
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