Sunday, 10 May 2015

Desert Travels

I believe this shot was taken during one of the adventures related in the book Desert Travels by Chris Scott. As far as I know, it's out of print now but it should still be available from Amazon or Ebay.

Although it's a slightly flawed book, insofar as it's sort of cobbled together out of short stories with a historical account of a disastrous French Foreign Legion mission thrown in for no particular reason, it's very enjoyable. It's set in the late '80s and early '90s when Algeria was accessible to desert tourists and adventure biking hadn't yet become the comodified marketing segment that it is today.

I read it numerous times before giving it away to save weight during one of my own adventures and I'm often tempted to pick up another copy.



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