Book Å Eight Feet in the Andes Travels with a Donkey from Ecuador to Cuzco 302 pages Download ô Reflectionslisburnltd

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Book Å Eight Feet in the Andes Travels with a Donkey from Ecuador to Cuzco 302 pages Download ô Reflectionslisburnltd Ý The eight feet belong to Dervla Murphy her nine year old daughter Rachel and Juana an elegant mule who together clambered the length The eight feet belong to Dervla Murphy her nine year old daughter Rachel and Juana an elegant mule who together clambered the length of Peru from Cajamarca on the border with Ecuador to Cuzco the ancient In 1979 Dervla Murphy and her 9 year old daughter walked with their mule Juana from Cajamarca northern Peru to Cusco far to the south following as much as possible the Camino Real the Inca Royal road along the spine of the second highest mountain range in the world It took them just over 3 months Eight Feet in the Andes is a day by day journal of that incredible journey with all its splendour risks and adventures The Murphys travel light most often camping in their small tent and not always sure where their next meal will come from They endure blizzards precipitous paths bogs heat theft and find help when most needed and generous if often taciturn hospitalityI will admit that at my first attempt to read Eight Feet in the Andes I only got about 60 pages in but taking it up again over a year later I've raced through the book enjoying Murphy's deprecating sense of humour her laconic but stirring descriptions of landscape and people her musing and reflections Most of all I got the best sense of the Andes as a colossal landform and of the people living on its steep slopes and fertile valleys often at least at that time little changed since the arrival of the Spanish some 400 years before At times Murphy is a bit despairing of the Peruvians but the real concern and respect also shines through as she accepts their often laconic help and advice along the journey I can't help wondering about taking such risks with her daughter's safety they were often far from help one disaster away from tragedy yet it was another era a fabulous adventure for a stoical level headed girlWhile this is a travel story there is plenty of drama especially towards the end and I loved learning about little travelled paths in an amazing part of the world

Text ✓ Eight Feet in the Andes Travels with a Donkey from Ecuador to Cuzco Ø Dervla Murphy

Nger and even the temporary loss of Juana over a precipice Yet mother and daughter a formidable duo were unflagging in their sympathetic response to the perilous beauty and impoverished people of the Ande I love her description of mountain travel Also enjoyed the relationship with her remarkable daughter What an experience they had

Dervla Murphy Ø Eight Feet in the Andes Travels with a Donkey from Ecuador to Cuzco Pdf

Eight Feet in the Andes Travels with a Donkey from Ecuador to CuzcoInca capital over 1300 miles to the south With only the most basic necessities to sustain them and spending most of their time above 10000 feet their journey was marked by extreme discomfort occasional da An interesting read for those looking for a travel account of the Andes before mass tourism took over this was written in 1979 The author recounts her travels with her young daughter and a donkey following a mostly historical track through the area that dates back to 1533 Francisco Pizarro era