Book Three: Across Africa (Amazon US link)
The third and final book takes me through seven countries in West Africa, and the most challenging and confronting part of the journey by far. Am I up for the challenges of Ghana and Burkina Faso? How will I deal with the poverty and sense of hopelessness of Niger? Will I get done by Voodoo in Benin or Togo? What will I make of the wonders of Mali? And when my journey ends in Senegal, how will I react?
Africa presents new challenges and confronted me regularly in ways I hadn’t been confronted in the whole journey. A very different part of the world, I had already been to Europe and Asia before, including the sub-continent, but I had never been to sub-Saharan Africa before. West Africa has its attractions – especially Mali with the Dogon Escarpment and the amazing Mosque at Djenne. But I also visited countries like Niger and Burkina Faso, with less to see but just as much to experience. To reach Agadez in Niger was special – I felt I was as far away from the world I knew than I had ever been. This book is full of adventure, challenges and everything else that makes backpacking worthwhile.
The most engrossing of all three books, this is also available in chapters.
Here is a review from a customer on Amazon. A VERY kind one.