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Author McCahill, Kate, 1984-
Title Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Independent Publishers Group : Santa Fe Writer's Project, 2017.

Author McCahill, Kate, 1984-
Subject McCahill, Kate, 1984- -- Travel -- Latin America.
Women -- Travel -- Latin America.
Americans -- Travel -- Latin America.
Travel -- Psychological aspects.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Latin America -- Description and travel.
Latin America -- History, Local.
Latin America -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource
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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.
Summary "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.
ISBN 9781939650559 (electronic bk.)
1939650550 (electronic bk.)
9781939650566 (electronic bk.)
1939650569 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 970041909

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