To Timbuktu for A Haircut

To Timbuktu for A Haircut

A Journey Through West Africa

Book - 2013
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Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu. Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a riverboat captain, and the people who call Timbuktu home. Antonson's eloquence and quiet wit highlight the city's myths--the centuries old capital and traveler's dream--as well as its realities: A city gripped by poverty, where historic treasures lie close to the sands of destruction.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Skyhorse Publishing,, [2013]
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
ISBN: 9781620875674
1620875675
9781550028058
1550028057
Branch Call Number: 916. 623 ANT
Characteristics: xx, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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ChristchurchLib Feb 09, 2014

"The president and CEO of a Canadian tourism group describes his month-long adventure into the Sahara Desert city encountering locals, stranded tourists, crippling poverty and historic, priceless treasures and discusses the effect of the 2012 military coup in nearby Mali." Armchair Travel February 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/65a45623-29d8-4930-a050-7045f18b95cf?postId=fbfe1dbc-f888-4b7d-a453-8350c366f628

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