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Patagonian road : a year alone through Latin America

Author: Kate McCahill
Publisher: Santa Fe, NM : SFWP, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Spanning four seasons, ten countries, three teaching jobs, and countless buses, Patagonian Road : A Year Alone Through Latin America chronicles Kate McCahill's solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina. In her struggles with language, romance, culture, service, and homesickness, she personifies a growing culture of women for whom travel is not a path to love but a route to meaningful work, rare inspiration, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
Named Person: Kate McCahill; Kate McCahill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate McCahill
ISBN: 9781939650542 1939650542
OCLC Number: 1002685084
Description: 350 pages
Contents: PROLOGUE --
PART 1: WINTER --
Guatemala City, Guatemala --
Xela, Guatemala --
Antigua, Guatemala --
Monterrico, Guatemala --
Uspantán, Guatemala --
Santa Ana, El Salvador --
San Salvador, El Salvador --
The Road --
Granada, Nicaragua --
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua --
PART 2: SPRING --
Quito, Ecuador --
Santa Fe, New Mexico --
The Road --
Otavalo, Ecuador --
Baños, Ecuador --
Cuenca, Ecuador --
Vilcabamba, Ecuador --
Lima, Peru --
Huancayo, Peru --
Ayacucho, Peru --
The Road --
Cusco, Peru --
PART 3: SUMMER --
Machu Picchu --
Puno, Peru --
Copacabana, Bolivia --
La Paz, Bolivia --
Sucre, Bolivia --
Potosi, Bolivia --
Tupiza, Bolivia --
The Road --
PART 4: FALL --
Buenos Aires, Argentina --
The Road --
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Responsibility: Kate McCahill.

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"Spanning four seasons, ten countries, three teaching jobs, and countless buses, Patagonian Road : A Year Alone Through Latin America chronicles Kate McCahill's solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina. In her struggles with language, romance, culture, service, and homesickness, she personifies a growing culture of women for whom travel is not a path to love but a route to meaningful work, rare inspiration, and profound self-discovery. Following the route Paul Theroux outlined in his 1979 travelogue, The Old Patagonian Express, McCahill transports the reader from a classroom in a rugged Quito barrio to a dingy rented room in an El Salvadorian brothel, and from the storied neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to the heights the Peruvian Andes. A testament to courage, solitude, and the rewards of taking risks, Patagonian Road proves that discovery, clarity, and simplicity remain possible in the 21st century, and that travel holds an enduring capacity to transform"--Provided by publisher.

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