Conga Line on the Amazon: And Other Tales of Adventure Travel

Conga Line on the Amazon: And Other Tales of Adventure Travel

by David Myles Robinson


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About the Book David Myles Robinson was eight years old when he first got hooked on travel. Since then, he’s seen most of the world—all its continents plus, he laments, “far too many places where travel is now off-limits.”

After a lifetime of visiting near and far, in heat and in cold, in comfort and in danger, Robinson has put it all together now in this unique collection of the varied travel adventures he’s found—and the lessons he’s learned from them. A Fellini-esque view of the Amazon, a Mercedes caravan to Istanbul, Jane Goodall's amazing chimps—just part of a travel trunk full of experiences guaranteed to keep you seesawing from “Boy, I'd love to do that" to “Sure glad it was him, not me.”

In Conga Line on the Amazon, Robinson brings to his first travel book the same gift for intriguing narrative and sharp characterization that has won praise for his six highly successful novels. Some of his tales may be for the strong of heart, but they’re all for the reader with a yen to be entertained by one intrepid man’s adventures and misadventures exploring the strange and wonderful world we live in.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948749466
Publisher: Terra Nova Books
Publication date: 09/27/2019
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

America at War 7

Amazonian Daze 11

Tourists and Guides 21

The Summer of 1970 51

From Tsetses to Chimps 75

“Pardon me, waiter, but there’s phlegm in my saag” 87

Arrested in Arusha 95

A Living Carpet of Cockroaches 101

Maggots in My Scrotum 105

On the Heels of Terrorism 119

About the Author 123

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