One for the Road (B.C. Tørrissen book)

One for the Road (B.C. Tørrissen book)

Infobox Book |
name = One for the Road

image_caption = One for the Road Front cover
author = Bjørn Christian Tørrissen
country = Norway
language = English
genre = Travel literature
publisher = Lulu
media_type = Print (Paperback) and eBook
pub_date = 2008
isbn = ISBN 978-1847994530

"One For The Road" is a travel book by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen, first published in 2008. The book was translated from Norwegian, where it was published under the title "I pose og sekk!" [ [ I pose og sekk! ] ] (2005).


The book is a non-fiction travel book, narrated in the first person by the independently travelling author. Three different journeys from the period 2001-2003 are described in three main chapters:

The Utterly Deep South

While traveling in Patagonia the author manages to get a discounted "last minute ticket" to a cruise to Antarctica. He has to wait a couple of weeks in South America for the cruise to begin, and spends the time hiking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and near El Calafate in Argentina. The main part of the chapter is dedicated to describing what visiting Antarctica is like.

In and Out of Africa

A travelogue from two months of independent travel (" [backpacking] ") in Southern Africa. The trip begins and ends in Cape Town, looping through South Africa and its neighbouring countries, most of the time visiting national parks and small towns.

Summer in the Pity

A month of travel on and along the Trans-Siberian Railway, starting in Vladivostok and ending in Moscow, with several stops in between. A part of the distance is done by boat, from Kazan to Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga River.

Places visited

* Chile (Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine)
* Argentina (Tierra del Fuego, El Calafate, Ushuaia)
* Antarctica (Drake Passage, Livingston Island, Deception Island, Lemaire Channel, Vernadsky Research Base)
* South Africa (Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth, Durban, KwaMbonambi, Saint Lucia, Kruger Park, Pretoria)
* Swaziland (Manzini, Mbabane)
* Botswana (Nata, Maun, Okavango Delta)
* Zimbabwe/Zambia (Victoria Falls)
* Namibia (Windhoek, Sesriem, Luderitz, Fish River Canyon, Keetmanshoop)
* Russia (Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow)

License/reuse of contents

The book is licensed under the Creative Commons "Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic" license and can be freely downloaded from the book's official Web site. The author encourages reuse of both the text and photographs from the book.


External links

* [ Official website]

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