An Odd Odyssey: California to Colombia by Bus and Boat, through Mexico and Central America by Glen David Short
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to: quit your well-paying job to backpack through Mexico and Central America. . . hike through the desert in search of pre-historic cave paintings in Baja California. . . be robbed twice in 24 hours. . . view the mortal remains of Mexico's greatest hero. . . come face-to-face with a giant crocodile. . . experience Hurricane Mitch. . . drink, dance and fly kites in a graveyard festival. . . climb an active volcano. . . see the world's most powerful woman. . . search for a pre-Columbian relic in the Costa Rican jungle. . . fall under the spell of a Nicaraguan model. . . explore Aztec and Mayan ruins. . . cross the Panama Canal. . . visit Paul Gauguin's house with a Playboy Bunny. . . spend New Year's Eve in a Caribbean disco. . . sail to Colombia in a yacht built by a retired bricklayer with a pet monkey for company. . . Read An Odd Odyssey to find out! The author spent 5 1/2 months wandering around Mexico and Central America writing this descriptive compendium of history, geography and travel anecdotes.
Glen David Short was born in Australia in 1962. He spent most ofhis life working underground as an industrial electrician in tunnels and mines, and was once part of a team that held a world record for coal extraction. He has also worked above ground as a dockyard supervisor, construction worker, and public event spruiker. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In 1987/88 he sailed from Mauritius to Sydney with the Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-Enactment Voyage, winning a berth on the Anna Kristina after entering an essay-writing competition. An Odd Odyssey is his first book. His interests include exploring old graveyards, collecting autographs and listening to recordings of obscure Australasian rock music. He taught English in the Republic of Colombia for 3 years, and currently lives in Sydney where he is working on a book about South America.
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