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.