Sahara journey: 25 camels and a map

 sahara journeys, camels, John Hare, explorers, travel essays, desert adventures, Way back when I first began writing the curious g, I wrote a post about a great book, a travel essay, called Shadows Across the Sahara by John Hare.

I happened upon an interview that Mr Hare did with NPR, and some video of his journey. How timely as I’m about to reread the book about Hare’s recreation of Hans Vishner’s 1906 amazing camel caravan across the Sahara. Hare made his trek on Pasha, his white camel.

Shadows Across the Sahara is out of print, but AbeBooks.com is a fabulous resource, if you’re interested in picking it up.

Listen to John Hare’s how and why story here. Download video and other files here.

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Hans Vishner’s 1906 expedition map. Hare reversed the journey: starting in Nigeria and ending his trek in Tripoli. Map: © 2002 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.

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