Search for Paradise, looking for principles and clarity in the heart of Central Asia
Desert Songs, a woman explorer in Egypt and Sudan. How strong are you when there's no back up? Where do your limits lie? Arita Baaijens sets on a voyage of self-discovery and unrelenting physical trials to find the answers. The experience changes her forever. On one level Desert Songs reads like an ode to camels, vistas and horizons, nomads and exploration. On another it is a story about an inward journey, a rite of passage. It is about leaving the world you know to venture into the unknown where you discover your true strength. Video: Eindeloze reis Order at Arita Baaijens or amazon.com
The spirit of exploration. Thirty-nine challenging and epic journeys to some of the remotest parts of the planet and on the edge of danger.Arita Baaijens, Wade Davis, Michael Asher, Henk de Velde en anderen. Thames & Hudson, 2013.
A classic. Arita Baaijens travels the desert solo in a time before the gps and satphones. She is drawn to the desert and quits her job as a consultat in environmental affairs to explores the void with her small caravan of camels. Every autumn she leaves her home to travel for months on end in a harsh environment where she hardly ever meets a living soul. She writes about her despair when she cannot find the water well, about the long, tiring daily marches and about loneliness. But above all the book reads as an ode to her camels and the enigmatic beauty of the desert.