explmore presents podcast readings from Strangers Like Angels - With a Devil or Two to Boot, by Alec and Jan Forman.
Listen to the story of Strangers Like Angels - With a Devil or Two to Boot, presented by explmore and narrated by Alec and Jan Forman.
Alec and Jan Forman narrate Chapter 3, Bedouin Wedding. Alec and Jan take up an opportunity to work in the Sultanate of Oman. A delay to their travel plans, but an experience that fueled their excitement as they made final preparations for their overland adventure!
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 8, Crossing the Sahara. As the Land Rover plunges straight into the desert, Alec and Jan nervously and excitedly follow the criss-crossing tracks through the dunes of the Sahara. Driving in convoy for part of the way, their overland preparedness is put to the test.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 9, The Hoggar Mountains. Alec and Jan make it to Tamanrasset with glee! After exploring the peaks of the Hoggar Mountains, a delay has them waiting for days, but a not all is lost as they experience the hustle and bustle of fellow overlander groups going about their upkeep chores.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 10, Family Heartbreak. After a successful Sahara crossing Alec and Jan make it to Kano, Nigeria and eagerly open numbered letters from home. News of tragedy occurs and Alec and Jan find themselves reflecting on their life on the road, far from family and friends.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 14, Day by Day in Mali. Alec and Jan travel through Mali, experiencing the rich cultural delights of a truly fascinating country. Their Land Rover becomes a cross country bus service, as they meet all sorts of characters along the way.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 15, Stop the Craziness. Alec and Jan struggle with matters of the heart. Making the decision to put those thoughts to the side, they continue on with their journey across the formidable Sahara, with it's relentless heat, and into the eye of a dust storm.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 16, Extreme Challenge. Temperatures reach in excess of 116º F, as Alec and Jan tackle the Sahara desert once again. The grueling journey across sinking sand dunes and bone jolting tracks tests their limits, and finds them often alone until "angels" of the desert appear out of no where.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 17, Treats Galore. The salty smell and the crashing waves of the Mediterranean Sea were a welcomed sight for Alec and Jan, after completing their second grueling conquest of the Sahara. Time for a bit of a European repose and sightseeing.
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Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 19, The Mystery Unfolds. Alec and Jan find a quiet camping spot in the Vienna woods, while they await a part from England. A knock on the back door, the next morning, finds them invited to stay with strangers who help unravel a mystery deep in Alec and Jan's hearts.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 26, Up Close and Personal. Deep into the heart of rugged Afghanistan, Alec and Jan along with Jean-Luc and Martine, tackle the relentless rocky terrain. As they park up to rest along the way, they are greeted by many local families, seeking medical attention.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 33, Delhi Dealings. While staying the overlander campsite, Alec and Jan take the opportunity to write a letter home to family. Descriptions of their days spent sightseeing Delhi, performing maintenance on the Land Rover and meeting many strangers like angels.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 40, Taj Mahal to the Golden Temple. Returning to the hustle and bustle of India, Alec and Jan explore the majestic and historical sites of Agra and Amritsar. A connection with nature in Bharatur Bird Sanctuary is a welcomed retreat from the busy streets.
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 41, Highs and Lows. Jan grows a bit weary of the some what monotony of constant. Missing home, Alec and Jan soon are reminded of the movie like experiences of adventurous travel, as they cross over from Pakistan back into Iran!
Alec and Jan narrate Chapter 43, Toil and Trouble in Turkey. Met with wintry conditions in Turkey, Alec and Jan cautiously navigate the route West. Run-ins with strangers have them experiencing memorable encounters and encounters they eagerly sought to forget.