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Description - My Mercedes Is Not for Sale by Jeroen van Bergeijk

Dutch journalist Jeroen van Bergeijk came up with what seemed like a great scheme for making a quick profit: buy an old banger in Amsterdam and resell it in the Third World, where a market or clapped-out cars still thrives. His chariot of choice is a rusty 1988 Mercedes 190D with 140,000 miles on the clock; his route takes him from Holland through Morocco, across the Sahara, and into some of the least trodden parts of Africa. He finds himself facing a driving challenge akin to a Dakar Road Rally but encounters obstacles never dreamed of by race-car drivers: active minefields, occasional banditry-mostly by the border guards-and a teenaged, chain-smoking desert guide with a fondness for Tupac lyrics. Food and water are scarce, sandstorms are frequent, and all he has to patch up his many car breakdowns thousands of miles from civilization is a bar of soap, some duct tape, and a pair of women's tights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857885156
ISBN-10: 1857885155
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeroen van Bergeijk

Jeroen Van Bergeijk is a journalist based in Amsterdam and has written for The New York Times, Wired, and many other publications in Europe and the United States. His website is www.vanbergeijk.com

Books By Jeroen van Bergeijk

My Mercedes Is Not for Sale by Jeroen van Bergeijk
Paperback, July 2008
$22.41