• Travel writing
      May 2000

      Riding the Mountains Down

      by Bettina Selby

      Bettina Selby, mother of three grown-up children, decided at the age of 47 to undertake an adventurous project and cycle alone from Karachi to Khatmandu. The journey took five months a

    • Travel writing
      January 2003

      Riding the Desert Trail

      By Bicycle to the Source of the Nile

      by Bettina Selby

      One wet and windy day in the British Museum, Bettina Selby decided, almost on an impulse, to travel the length of the Nile Valley, from the Mediterranean Sea to the mysterious Mountains of the Moon and the great lakes of cent

    • Travel writing
      May 2000

      Beyond Ararat

      A Journey Through Eastern Turkey

      by Bettina Selby

      Beyond Ararat is a journey to the cradle of civilization, where the Tigris and the Euphrates rise. Along the corridor of ancient invasion fought over by Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byza

    • Travel writing
      December 2004

      Pilgrims Road

      A Journey to Santiago De Compostela

      by Bettina Selby

      Since the Tenth Century pilgrims have travelled the ancient roads through France and Spain that lead to the fabled town of Santiago de Compostela, the legendary shrine of St James the apostle. Travelling in groups for safety

    • Travel writing
      May 2014

      Like Water in a Dry Land

      by Bettina Selby

      In December 1994, at a time of intense political pressure for peace in the Middle East, Bettina Selby set out on a journey from Cyprus to the Holy Land. Riding her bicycle wherever p

    • Travel writing
      August 2014

      Two Cats Walking

      by Bettina Selby

      For two cats who trace their ancestry back to ancient Egypt , and who believe that they have a sacred duty to the human race, two house moves proves one too many. Deciding that &ls

    • Travel writing
      November 2004

      Frail Dream of Timbuktu

      by Bettina Selby

      In her latest journey, the most exotic and challenging of them all, Bettina Selby set out to explore the land of ancient African empires along the southern fringes of the Sahara Desert. Following the course of the river Niger

    • Travel writing
      May 2005

      Riding to Jerusalem

      by Bettina Selby

      People have made their way to Jerusalem in many ways. Some have ridden in triumphantly as conquerors, others have come humbly on foot as pilgrims. Today many arrive cocooned in package holiday coaches. Bettina Selby did it th

    • Travel writing
      May 2000

      The Fragile Islands

      A Journey Through the Outer Hebrides

      by Bettina Selby

      Bettina Selby, traveller and explorer, decided to spend a long summer idyll re-visiting the far flung islands of the Outer Hebrides. With an ‘all-terrain’ bicycle and a small tent, she sets out on a leisur

    • Travel writing
      May 2000

      Riding North One Summer

      by Bettina Selby

      Well-known and rightly admired for her marathon solo bicycle journeys along the Himalayas, to Jerusalem and down the Nile, Bettina Selby decided, in the summer of 1988, to explore a country that was, on the face of it, all to

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