0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing

Buy Now

My African Conquest - Cape To Cairo At 80 (Paperback) Loot Price: R216
Discovery Miles 2 160
You Save: R54 (20%)

My African Conquest - Cape To Cairo At 80 (Paperback)

Julia Albu; Foreword by John Maytham

 (sign in to rate)
List price R270 Loot Price R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 You Save R54 (20%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 5 - 10 working days

'Next year I’m going to be 80 years old. My car will be 20 years old. Together we'll be 100. We’re going to drive to London.'

'And what route are you going to take?'

'I have no idea. I think I’ll keep to the right.'

When 80-year old Julia Albu calls in to her favourite radio show with a zany, half-baked idea, she has no idea that it will lead her to the adventure of a lifetime.

From helping push a 30-year-old Toyota bakkie up a precipitous mountain pass in Malawi to being 'adopted' by the riotous ex-pat South African community in Dar es Salaam and being fed mildly hallucinogenic 'herbs' by her Ethiopian driver-guide, nothing deterred 80-year-old Julia Albu from her quest to drive through Africa from the Cape to Cairo.

She and her 20-year-old Toyota Conquest, Tracy - a personality in her own right - travelled through 10 African countries, from South Africa to Egypt (and beyond). Julia was accompanied by a series of companions who added texture to her travels: three of her four grown-up children, her son-in-law, and at least one person who began as a complete stranger and ended up as a friend for life.

Reminiscing about her long and interesting life along the way, and maintaining a bright and upbeat outlook regardless of the circumstances, Julia proves that you're never too old to tackle that bucket list.

General

Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: September 2019
Authors: Julia Albu
Foreword by: John Maytham
Dimensions: 233 x 153 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 209
ISBN-13: 978-1-86842-953-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel writing > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Travel > Travel writing > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Sport & Leisure
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
LSN: 1-86842-953-9
Barcode: 9781868429530

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners