Holiday of wandering mzungu

Holiday of wandering mzung (ru.Холидей бродячего мзунгу) is a book by the Russian traveler Viktor Pinchuk, who traveled several continents, practicing the methods of hobo tourism.

Edition cover

The travel essay describes one of the author’s most difficult expeditions, which included 10 African countries (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland), including 11 islands. In addition to the "duty" misadventures evenly distributed throughout the route, the creator of the book was deported by the authorities of a tiny island state — at the beginning of the trip, and robbed by professional criminals of one of the most criminal cities on the African continent — at the end.

The use of standard accommodation facilities of bum tourist, such as ruins of buildings, habitats of homeless people, frozen objects of construction, this time supplemented the not often practiced, "exotic" methods — in police stations and public toilets.

General information edit

  • Year of publication: 2018.
  • Number of pages: 180.
  • Illustrations: the author.
  • Color of illustrations: black and white.
  • Language of publication: Russian.
  • Genre: journalism, travel essays, road adventures.
  • Topics: country studies, earth sciences.
  • Continents: Africa.
  • Style: artistic publicism.
  • Designed: for a wide range of readers.
  • Where published: Simferopol.
  • Additional data: ISBN 978-5-9909912-4-8.

Quote edit

… Once, having collected a small backpack, overcoming the "barbed wire" of consciousness, I went out into the uncertainty; descended from the plane ramp to an strange, slightly frightening ground of equatorial Africa. How long has it been since... The first trip to the Black Continent lasted only two weeks. Then — more successful long-term attempts of "conquest" of the third world countries, which lasted from a month to three. And finally... the period of stay in the edge of palms trees has reached six months.

links edit

  • "Presentation of the book in the Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library named after I. Franco" (in Russian). Retrieved April 23, 2023.
  • "Edition card in the Russian State Library". (in Russian). Retrieved April 23, 2023.