If you’re like me, off the beaten path is the only path. But despite the obvious advantages of taking the road less traveled, taking the road less traveled doesn’t always come easy.
Chapter 15 Excerpt
THE DAY I HIT THE WALL
I didn’t remember selecting “Concrete Wall” from the list I’d been given when choosing activities for my customized itinerary. And a concrete wall certainly didn’t sound like something that would normally have piqued my interest (akin to choosing “watch paint dry”). But it was on our agenda for the day after the DMZ, and quite frankly it sounded better than some of the other shit I’d been dragged around to (can you say, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum?), so it felt like a win.
I’ve been to 85 countries and therefore consider myself to be a fairly seasoned traveler. Today I offer you advice on a few travel-related matters, answering those questions I am most frequently asked.
Christmas Day I saw a partridge in a pear tree. Only there wasn’t a pear tree, there were four partridges, and I was in the middle of the Sahara Desert in Chad.
I was there on holiday, taking an 18-day road trip that spanned nearly 4,000 kilometers (which, I was…
I arrived safely back in D’jamena on December 31, 2015, and took my first shower since December 15. I was filthy…to put it mildly. Chad is absolutely extraordinary and otherworldly, and I have over 3,000 photos to prove it!