O is for Overland is the story of a six month trip from Istanbul to Cape Town with one of the many overland companies that cover various routes across Africa. We begin by exploring the Middle East, a year on from the September 11th terrorist attacks, before flying to Addis Ababa and continuing by road to Cape Town. We pass through game parks and deserts, and have close encounters with unusual tribes and exotic animals. Share in my ups and downs, and learn something of the countries we travel through along the way, as I recount the interaction between a group of largely disparate individuals - one of whom is my sister - and the inevitable frictions that arises . . . all from the perspective of a self-confessed loner.