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The Great Mountain to Mountain Safari
by Cindy Vine (Goodreads Author)
An old fuel-guzzling car with a reconditioned engine, an open African road, a passport, a moody teenager and a weak bladder - what more do you need to undertake a road trip of a lifetime? Join Cindy Vine and her teenage daughter on their drive from Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to Table Mountain in South Africa and back again. 21 Days of driving, a total of 11 980km, six countri ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by CreateSpace
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I received this book from the Goodreads Book Giveaways. When I received this book, I thought it was a coffee table book, so I put it aside for a bit. When I did start reading it, I found it somewhat heavy on bathroom/toilet stops and toll charges.,,and rather repetitive. But, I kept plugging through it. Eventually, I found it to be a pretty decent chronical of a mother/daughter road trip...sometimes even lightly humorous. It did have some grammatical and spelling errors. It could have been proof ...more
I won this through Goodreads. I expected a memoir of Vine's roadtrip, but it is more of a travel account. She does write about her encounters with border patrols or mentions wildlife sitings, but more attention is given to naming places to eat or motels. At the close of the book, she tells us that her relationship with her daughter grew during their trip, but she doesn't share those changes with the reader. Nor does she tell us at all about her vacation at her destination, Cape Town.
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Cindy Vine is an author, mother of three kids, with lots of life experiences she uses as an inspiration source to write her books about. She is a teacher and uses her teaching qualifications to travel around the world teaching.More about Cindy Vine...