ZAR 180.00 — Released 27 June 2015
With ‘Solitude & Companionship’ as the underpinning theme, Slow Drive Volume 2 is bursting at the seams with stories that will inspire you to pack a backpack and hit the road – whether for a solo mission, or with your preferred travel companion(s) in tow.
The 120-page coffee table magazine opens with two sublime impressions of India, followed by a photographic journey through the mythic wonder and beauty of Iceland. Grand landscapes become a common thread, as the red dirt roads and dunes of the Kalahari beckon in one photo essay and Yosemite, New Zealand and Cornwall blend together dreamily in another.
A collection of Romain Juchereau’s nostalgic surf-themed photographs lead the reader to explore the idea of solitude as the ultimate form of companionship, with these poignant words by Thomas Leitch becoming a mantra of sorts: “If we can rediscover the companionship in solitude we will find ourselves nourished.”
New to Slow Drive’s editorial offering, Volume 02 also features interviews with a few of the travelling folk who have been a source of inspiration to us: Jonny and Jess Dustow from Rebel on a Rainbow, seasoned Capetonian travel writer Sarah Duff and solo adventurer De Bruyn Joubert share their insights, tips and dreams.
Following on from these, essentially, retold tales, the second half of the book takes a particularly personal turn, with narratives and photo collections giving a little insight into past journeys and related musings of various contributors.
So, wherever you are on your journey – finding comfort in solitude or revelling in the shared joy of companionship – we hope you discover something of yourself in these pages, that powerful moment of ‘me too.’