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My Lone Travels - Barcelona 1992, My Unforgettable First Trip Abroad, in full colour By David Sakho
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**Full colour version**In his first book, David Sakho tells the story of his first trip abroad, to the Barcelona 1992 Olympics. He wanted to fulfil one of his lifelong dreams by seeing an Olympic... More > Games. The holiday was wonderful in some ways, but a nightmare in others; it was spoiled by a number of mishaps. He hopes to take readers with him on that holiday; he hopes that they will understand his nostalgia for past Olympics and the years that they took place in, and his sense of excitement, anticipation, enjoyment and frustration before, during and after the 1992 Games. Two paperback versions, colour, expensive, and monochrome, cheaper. Also available as an ebook.**PLEASE NOTE: THE PREVIEW TAKES A WHILE TO OPEN**< Less
My Lone Travels, Greece 2003, Athens, Santorini and Crete By David Sakho
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In the autumn of 2003, the author made his first trip to Greece. It was partly a scouting trip to Athens in preparation for his return to see the Olympics the following year, but it was was also a... More > leisure trip, to fulfill a long standing desire to see some of the famous archaeological sites of Greece. In this, the fifth in his My Lone Travels series, solo traveler David Sakho describes his experiences in Athens and on the islands of Santorini and Crete.< Less
Athens 2004 Reliving A Dream By David Sakho
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In this book, the sixth in his My Lone Travels series, the author describes his experiences at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
My Lone Travels - Germany 2003-04, Cologne Berlin and Munich By David Sakho
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Since 2001, David Sakho had been taking winter trips to cities on continental Europe to see in the New Year, and decided to round off 2003 by making his first trip to Germany to see in the New Year... More > in Berlin. It was a little more ambitious than the previous New Year trips he had taken. In Paris, 2001, and Brussels, 2002, he had only taken minor excursions outside of the capital cities to see historical venues or towns that were relatively local, such as Versailles and Bruges. For Germany, he decided to see a bit more of the country as a whole and booked accommodation in three different cities on different dates, moving between them using trains. He started the vacation in Cologne, went on to the capital Berlin and finished in Munich, which had been the venue for the 1972 Olympic Games. It was to be one of the best of his winter travel adventures of the early 2000’s.< Less
Italy 2004 - Rome and Naples By David Sakho
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Inspired by a lifelong interest in Roman history the author traveled to Italy in late May and early June of 2004. He spent a full day in Rome mainly visiting Roman historical buildings and... More > monuments including those in the Forum, and then went on to spend some time in Naples visiting the ancient Roman towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii, as well as Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that buried the towns in the famous eruption of 79 CE. In this volume of his My Lone Travels series, he recounts his experiences during a trip that fulfilled another of his lifelong dreams.< Less
My Lone Travels - Nice and Monaco 2006 - The Romantic Grace Kelly Holiday By David Sakho
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If you have been following the My Lone Travels series so far, then you will know that most of David Sakho’s holidays have had a personal theme, the fulfilment of various lifelong dreams and... More > desires. His 2006 summer holiday also had a personal theme, but this one was a bit more romantic. Since the late 1990’s, he had been interested in the 1950’s U.S. actress Grace Kelly. She was one of the most beautiful and glamorous actresses in the history of cinema and she became legendary when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. The trip to the French Riviera was to be one of the most enjoyable holidays he ever had. It had a wonderful romantic feel to it because of the associations with Grace Kelly and To Catch A Thief. His serious interest in Grace Kelly began in November and December of2004, and he published this book in December 2014, the tenth anniversary of first being captivated by Grace Kelly’s magic, her dazzling career, glamour, elegance and flawless beauty.< Less
My Lone Travels - Munich Summer 2004 By David Sakho
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2004 had been a year of great travelling for the author. He was now on the eve of what was going to be the greatest holiday of his life up to that time, the Athens Olympics. Just before it, he... More > decided to make a return trip to Munich, Germany, for his birthday week. He had been in the city at the very beginning of the year, when it had been cold and covered in snow. He wanted to see and experience the city in the warm summer sunshine, swim in the Olympic pool again, and hopefully see the interior of the Sportshalle, where Olga Korbut had performed during the 1972 Games. It had been closed during his winter visit. On his return, he would be doing some of the same things and seeing some of the same sights again, but he planned some new experiences this time, including an excursion outside of Munich to the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria.< Less
My Lone Travels, Austria, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Vienna, Winter Trip 2004-2005 By David Sakho
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2004 was the best year the author ever had for travelling; he was abroad five times in total. This year, he a winter visit to Austria, the cities of Salzburg and Vienna. There was a tiny bit of... More > romance in the Austria trip. In late November, early December, the author had very quickly developed an all-consuming fascination with the actress Grace Kelly, star of classic films such as Rear Window and High Society, who eventually gave up her film career to marry Prince Rainier in 1956 and become Princess Grace of Monaco. He had been captivated by her glamour, elegance and beauty, and even though not a royalist or over romantic type, had been swept up by her fairy tale wedding to Prince Rainier. While in Salzburg, the classic film The Sound of Music was screened at the hostel, and the romantic wedding scene made him think of Grace Kelly’s romantic wedding in Monaco in 1956. In no. 11 in his My Lone Travels series, he takes the reader with him to Austria in the winter of 2004 - 2005.< Less