DAQUI ALI – FROM PORTUGAL TO SOUTH AFRICA ON A BYCICLE, THE BOOK
With this campaign I aim to gather funds to print my fourth book, after “Daqui Ali – An Overland Journey From Portugal to Singapore”.
As with the first “Daqui Ali”, everything that I have learned and lived made it so there was no way I wouldn’t share it.
What can you take from this book?
- Do I need to be in shape?
No, man! When I left my hometown, in that rainy day, I hadn’t cycled in years, and haven’t done any exercizing in months. And it was hard, but I got used to it!
- Is it dangerous?
No! Bad things happen everywhere and there’s good and bad people everywhere. However, either I am the luckiest person in the world, or the world has way more good people than bad ones, something you’ll realize as you read.
I always feel awkward proclaiming it might inspire you, because after all, who am I, right? But turns out, I’m just a guy. And people that are just people can inspire other people, as some other people inspired me. I think the way it can inspire you is by showing how easy it is once you take that decision to go, if that’s what you want to do. I don’t think everyone should travel, people should do whatever makes them happy. For me it’s this, and who knows if by reading the steps I took to release myself from the shackles of normality you won’t be closer yourself?…
After visiting over 80 countries in several trips I gained some experience and learned some tricks, ways how to get out of something. You won’t know everything there is to know, the same way I don’t know everything nor will I ever but, the same way I benefited from the advice of other travelers, so can you with this book.
- I crossed the Sahara Desert;
- I spent an afternoon with revolutionaries for the independence of Western Sahara;
- I rode the longest train in the world in Mauritania, in a crazy detour into the desert;
- I crossed the border between Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conacry through the jungle;
- I was arrested in Sierra Leone by totally drunk policemen;
- I was stopped by the police 23 times in Nigeria, mistaken for terrorists dozens of times and arrested a few hours;
- I was the xaman in a crazy ceremony in the forest of Gabon;
- I was 5 meters away from a gorilla in the forest of Gabon while I cycled;
- I crossed Angola in a month with only 10€;
- I crossed the Namibe Desert;
- …I got to the Cape!
And so, so many more experiences that are so hard to just describe in a line here.
COME IN THIS TRIP WITH ME!
BUDGET AND DUE DATES
Sending books and other rewards;
Printing the t-shirts as well as its designer;
5% tax for the website, with 23% VAT, as well as Paypal taxs;