Crossing the Congo : Over Land and Water in a Hard Place - Martin, Mike

Crossing the Congo : Over Land and Water in a Hard Place

Mike Martin

Yayınevi: Hurst

Yayın tarihi: 09/2016

ISBN: 9781849046855

Yazar : Chloe Baker Charlie Hatch-barnwell

Ciltli | İngilizce | 256 Sayfa | 15,01x21,01x2,21 cm.

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In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.

Traversing 2,500 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year-old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people. Through imagination and teamwork -- including building rafts and bridges, conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics -- they got through. But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all.

Crossing the Congo is an offbeat travelogue, a story of friendship and what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states, told with humor and sensitivity.

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