The Wall Street Journal did a Q & A with me. I am glad the reporter, Jeffrey Trachtenberg, picked up on the ‘Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance’ theme. Here it is:
Across Africa, in a Mercedes
Dutch journalist Jeroen van Bergeijk documents his three-month-long road trip from Amsterdam to Africa in his new book, “My Mercedes Is Not for Sale.”
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
July 15, 2008
Dutch journalist Jeroen van Bergeijk set out on a three-month journey in December 2004 that took him across Europe, through Morocco, and finally into Burkina Faso, a small nation in West Africa once called the Republic of Upper Volta. He bought a 1988 Mercedes 190 D in the Netherlands for $1,200, and drove it across Africa to sell for a profit — a trek undertaken by other adventurous Europeans in the past.