Book Review: My Mercedes is Not for Sale

January 18, 2012  By: Gretchen

This was a brief but entertaining read.  The author buys a used Mercedes to drive from Europe to West Africa…don’t forget that the Sahara desert is smack in the middle of that journey!

Van Bergeijk is not the first to take this type of trip nor will he be the last; his account is engaging though not ground-breaking as he weaves in history of others’ journeys, the prominence of his particular used car and tales of his missteps along the way.

We’d rather be an armchair traveler on this kind of adventure; we’re happy to enjoy this account from the comfort of our couch. A fun read that would be something you could start and easily finish on the plane ride to Africa