When a Travel Story Gets Lost in Literature

Book Title: In Patagonia

Author: Bruce Chatwin

Cover of book - In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Source: Book Depository

Promotional Blurb: The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight.

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fuelled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth” – that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome – in search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy.

An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. Source

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Girl Power and the World of Walking!

Remember herWhy is it that as we age, our sense of adventure often dims, and our expectations of what we can achieve, or what is appropriate behaviour, changes?

Thankfully I think society now views 50 as the new 30 and 60 as the new 40, so the only limitations we are controlled, or driven by, are the ones we place on ourselves.

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