Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo
Two wheels from Embankment to Egypt
It was a blustery April morning on the Thames Embankment in London when Anne Mustoe set out on a phenomenal lone cycle ride - to the original site of Cleopatra's Needle at Heliopolis in Egypt.
Leaving behind home comforts, she set herself the challenge of travelling close to water wherever possible - via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon. Before she would reach her final waterway - the evocative Nile - Ms Mustoe would encounter the dusty yet beguiling Near East: Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon and finally Egypt itself.
Anne Mustoe weaves a story of exquisite detail laced with the understated humour that has become her hallmark.
“A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller”