Pin 0 Shares The title Colombia Amazon River is a bit of a misnomer as most of the pictures in this essay were taken from the Yavari River; however, our base for departure was Leticia, Colombia. We were also not in Colombia for most of this journey.
June 12, This book came up under a search I did for bicycling adventures. I was very disappointed. Don't get me wrong - if you're seeking a book on motivation or overcoming obstacles and such, this book may be for you.
But a bicycling travelogue, it is not. The book is fairly short and you can read it in a few hours. If you take out the profanity, it is much, much shorter still. The book is a collection of 24 or so essays. Some are about biking, but most about stories of the author's life.
I must say that it is not very well written, and even more poorly edited.
What are some of the essays? Well, David enjoys jumping in a icy river every New Years Day. That's an essay or two. He meets with folks about marketing a documentary about his trips. He's infatuated with a female bank teller even when he has a current girlfriend and pursues her for months.
His growing up and his relationship with his father. But when asked to visit the friend a particular day, he thought he was too sweaty from biking to pay the visit.
And when invited to the same friends barbeque cookout, he decided instead to go drink beer and watch football in a sports bar. He seems arrogant, loud and obnoxious. On a Asian tour, he throws firecrackers at the other tour participants and when confronted, physically assaults a fellow rider.
He's thrown off the tour. And I'm supposed to look up to this guy. He seems to want to hug everyone - even goes and far as describing the types of hugs and how it feels on his skin.
Creepy if you ask me. If you're looking for a story about an African-American who overcomes some obstacles and meets many goals, then you may enjoy the book. But if you're looking for a bicycling travelogue, and want to experience the ride through many exotic countries, this falls way short.
It was indeed a waste of time, and money.The title Colombia Amazon River is a bit of a misnomer as most of the pictures in this essay were taken from the Yavari River; however, our base for departure was Leticia, Colombia. Photo Essay: Traveling the Amazon by Riverboat August 1, Culture By Jonathan Gallegos Photo by Jonathan Gallegos Often referred to as “Earth’s Lung”, the Amazon rainforest is million square miles of sprawling vegetation that pumps out over 20 percent of the world’s oxygen.
The Amazon basin is a marvel of the world and the imagination, an ecosystem of unrivaled size and diversity, and a place of near mythical status among travelers.
The Amazon River has more water than the next eight largest rivers combined, and is twice the area of India, and the basin spans eight countries. T he Amazon is a 4,mile river with thousands of tributaries. It is a 2,,square mile basin, draining rivers and streams in eight countries (Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.
Discover the best Travelogues & Travel Essays in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Named after female warriors of Greek mythology, the Amazon is itself a place of near-mythical status.
What traveler drawn to the wild places of the planet hasn't imagined a trip to the Amazon, not only to admire the towering trees, secretive wildlife and awesome river, but to enter, in a real sense.