A fourth-grade book report
Remember back in the fourth grade, when you read books and then wrote a book report? (Or maybe didn't read books and then wrote a book report?) Blog post #1 is a bit like that because I got inspired by a book. It's called Llamas and Empanadas: 5,000 kilometres by bicycle through South America by Eleanor Meecham.
|The Salar de Uyuni Bolivia - imagine biking across that!|
The Main Character is a young woman, 28 years old, from New Zealand. The Plot involves cycling up and down the Andes twice, to the tip of Patagonia with gale-force winds and freezing temperatures, through a desert, up more mountains, and across a dry sea of salt to the highest city in the world! All of this is done mostly over rough, pot-holed roads that sometimes inexplicably vanish altogether. One of my favourite quotes from the book, attributed to the author's brother as good, sibling advice, is: "Leave home. Move cities. Go travelling." Alright! :) You have to admit, though, that in comparison, two months around the Maritimes comes off as rather tame. Or at least that's what I'm trying to convince my family!