Postcards from South America
A Pig in a Taxi, Cotopaxi and Two Sticks of Dynamite
by Alistair McGuinness
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 13 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 13 Oct 2021
ARC provided by Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op, Discover Your Tribe
While deep underground in a Bolivian mine, running for cover from an imminent explosion, Alistair thought back to the parting words from his mother in law. "Don't do anything silly and please look after Fran."
Join Alistair and Fran in this fun-filled adventure story, as they travel by makeshift raft down the Amazon, climb volcanoes, teach English in the jungle and endure a hair-raising taxi ride with a pig. Along the way to Machu Picchu they hired a donkey called Angus, before venturing across a remote mountain pass, with just a mud map to guide them. From time to time they sent postcards from South America, sharing tales about their escapades and adventures.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to give up everything to follow your childhood dreams, this is the story for you.
"Postcards from South America" by Alistair McGuinness is a travel memoir teeming with exciting adventures. It takes the reader on a thrilling ride!
"It's not only an adventure through different places but also an adventure of finding yourself and following your dreams."
"It's a great book about following your dreams and not letting nerves stop you while reading about some truly incredible experiences!"
Average rating from 3 members
Postcards from South America is the travel adventures of a middle aged couple taken after Alistair loses his job. It is about taking risks and doing things out of your comfort zone. If you plan a trip to South America or just love to read about travel adventures it is a good easy read book. The style will take a bit of getting used to and sometimes you wish it was more about the place itself than the small details and conversations that sometimes pad it out. But overall a good easy read and a great armchair escape in these times of restricted travel.