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Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America

Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America

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2000s:  A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America

  • ISBN: 978-1849539968
  • Genre: Travelogue

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Having announced her plans to quit her job and backpack around South America, humourist and gonzo journalist Amy Baker found herself on the receiving end of a whole bunch of over-the-top and seemingly unnecessary advice. Amy shrugged it all off of course… that is, until she ran into trouble.

After falling into a crevasse, swimming in crocodile-infested waters, dodging cocaine con artists and encountering handsome soothsayers, Amy soon starts to wonder if her Mum, boss and Carol from reception really were onto something. Weighing up their advice against that of known ‘Clever People’ like Tina Fey, Salvador Dalí and Mother Teresa, Amy finally establishes once and for all who it might actually pay to listen to.

Travel Guide

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Argentina

“We toured the barrios of BA on bright green bikes, ate spicy parillas, made way for thousands of boisterous football fans en route to the biggest grudge match in Argentinian football, Riverplate vs. Boca Juniors. We ventured out of town to Iguazu Falls and on to Mendoza – the birthplace of those red wines I was enjoying so much. Before I knew it, my holiday was over. It was time to start travelling.”

Bolivia

La Paz – the highest city in the world. Chaotic, colourful, my favourite city in South America. Even if you weren’t breathless from existing at over 3000m above sea level – the sheer amount of things to look at kept that pulse elevated.

My first stop out of La Paz was the Amazon Rainforest. No more lounging under umbrellas sipping cocktails – now I was sweating profusely aboard a tiny boat (that sat alarmingly low in the water), jetting down the river to jungle camp. I was excited, but all too aware of the native wildlife awaiting me…that could no doubt sense my fear from 50 miles away.

Colombia

The next two months were spent travelling through Peru and Ecuador before finally arriving in Colombia – the place I’d been looking forward to the most. It did not disappoint. I stayed three months, did not want to leave, and still think of it every day. From the candlelit whitewashed streets of Popayan, and the dusty wild-west town of San Agustin, to the heat and hubbub of enormous cities like Cali, Medellin and Santa Marta, every stop on my trip gave me pure delight.

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Destination:  South America, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia  Author/Guide: Amy Baker   Departure Time: 2000s

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