5 Top Reads From Last Year

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I’ve been reading through some of the older posts I made while on the road in the Middle East and Africa. Let’s face it, they’re far more interesting than the practical advice I’ve been trying to dish out recently — you can’t beat a bit of vicarious adventure! And this was one of the most fascinating and challenging periods of my life.

Take a look at the most popular reads from this time last year, which I’ve just updated with plenty of photographs:

  1. Along The Egyptian Nile To Luxor
    How tough it is to fully escape Egypt’s tourist trail, and the rewards of doing so
  2. Biking The Nubian Desert
    Trying to find adventure in an intensely remote, spiritual and unforgiving part of the Sahara
  3. Ethiopia — No Pain, No Gain
    A truly mind-boggling ride through one of the most idiosyncratic places on earth
  4. Trying To Ride Through Yemen And Failing
    Security scares in a troubled nation result in me and a truckful of soldiers blasting through the desert at 150kmph
  5. A Final Push To Dubai
    Braving the outrageous midsummer heat of the southern Arabian deserts