Cleopatra's Needle: Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo

Cleopatra's Needle: Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo

Anne Mustoe / Apr 23, 2019

Cleopatra s Needle Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo Beginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original sit

  • Title: Cleopatra's Needle: Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo
  • Author: Anne Mustoe
  • ISBN: 9781852279844
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London, Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original site at Heliopolis in Egypt She set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible near to water via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the PBeginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London, Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original site at Heliopolis in Egypt She set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible near to water via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon Leaving Europe, Ms Mustoe entered a very different terrain the dusty and at times chaotic world of the ancient near east Countries such as Turkey, Syria and Lebanon and, not least, Egypt itself, the site of the final waterway the evocative Nile Her incident packed journey made this the best and worst of rides Woven in with fascinating and educational information regarding the history and culture of every point en route are also accounts of outrageous misfortune Undaunted by roads and bridges washed away by freak floods robbery in the backwater of Bari an old knee injury flaring up and, worst of all running out of whisky in a Muslim land, this pioneering ex headmistress on a bike soldiered on in true British spirit to reach her destination.A delight for aspirant and seasoned travellers alike.

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    1. The inspiration behind this journey is for Anne Mustoe to travel from the site of Cleopatra’s Needle on the Thames in London to the place in Egypt where the original monument came from, Heliopolis. Once again she would travel alone on her bike and to add to the challenge would follow the course of rivers and seas where possible. Her journey will take through four European countries and across the Alps before crossing the Adriatic and heading down towards where Europe meets Aisa; Turkey. The la [...]


    2. My second journey with Anne Mustoe. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as her first but it's still a great journey well told.


    3. My 2008 bookcrossing review:Finished this one today. It was pretty interested - perhaps not the most engagingly written travel book I've ever come across, but it was all right. She was completely mad though - one of these old tally-ho English women. Visiting Cleopatra's Needle in London, she suddenly thinks, yes, what I need to do is cycle from London to the Nile along waterways as much as possible. As you do. Oh, and her bike it had a name!!! Condor. Dearie me. But oh, I am jealous. How nice to [...]


    4. This isn't my favourite Anne Mustoe. Preferred her first book, the Lone Rider? Lone Ranger? Anyway that one! They all make me wanna buy a bike and a waterproof cape and leave though. Have resisted the urge, so far.



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