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Walking the Americas
Walking the Americas: 1,800 Miles, Eight Countries, and One Incredible Journey from Mexico to Colombia | Levison Wood
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Levison Woods famous walking expeditions have taken him from the length of the Nile River to the peaks of the Himalayas, and in Walking the Americas, Wood chronicles his latest exhilarating adventure: an 1,800-mile trek across the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia. Beginning in the Yucatnand moving south through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and PanamaWoods journey takes him from sleepy barrios to glamorous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness. Wood encounters indigenous tribes in Mexico, revolutionaries in a Nicaraguan refugee camp, fellow explorers, and migrants heading toward the United States. The relationships he forges along the way are at the heart of his travelsand the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the regions natural obstacles like quicksand, flashfloods, and dangerous wildlife, he also partakes in family meals with local hosts, learns to build an emergency shelter, negotiates awkward run-ins with policemen, and witnesses the surreal beauty of Central Americas landscapes, from cascading waterfalls and sunny beaches to the spectacular ridgelines of the Honduran highlands. Finally, Wood attempts to cross one of the worlds most impenetrable borders: the Darin Gap route from Panama into South America, a notorious smuggling passage and the wildest jungle he has ever navigated. One of the rawest and most exciting journeys of his life, this expedition required every ounce of Woods strength and guile to survive. Walking the Americas is a thrilling personal tale, an accomplished piece of cultural reportage, and a breathtaking journey across some of the most diverse and unpredictable regions on earth.
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Bookwormjillk
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After liking Walking The Nile I decided to search out some more of Lev Wood‘s books. In this one he walks from Mexico to Colombia. I really like his books but I‘m starting to think it‘s weird that his world is filled with men. #FoodAndLit #Colombia

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Wrightreads
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Great book. A bit simplistic in some ways and clearly written from a vantage point of a person with privilege. Nice story telling though and inspirational.

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Bookishlie

Hey lady! You are my #whiterabbitswap! Have to work but should be sending some stuff out Tuesday!! I‘ll let you know when it ships:))) So excited!!

Kati15 Thank you I can't wait! :) 3y
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Oryx
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Reminds me of Blackadder. 😁

If you like travel books, this one is really interesting. He walks through 8 countries, from Mexico to Colombia, 1800 miles.

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Oryx
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Had a little jaunt to Nantwich, Cheshire on this lovely sunny day. A coffee shop and bookshop in a building from 1583. Yes please. Book for me, and book for Mr Oryx.

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AmandaL
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I requested this #nonfiction from the library after seeing something about it on Shelf Awareness. I'm about a quarter in and I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, especially since he hasn't even started the journey yet. Has anyone read his other books?

Buster was not interested in posing with the book. He was also not interested in staying awake while I took the photo. 😂 #dogsoflitsy #pugsoflitsy

Debiw781 Buster 😍😍 4y
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