Cloud Road : A Journey Through the Inca Heartland Paperback / softback
Paperback / softback
For five months John Harrison journeys through thissecret country, walking alone into remote villages wherehe is the first gringo the inhabitants have ever seen, andwhere life continues as if Columbus had never sailed.
Helives at over 10,000 feet for most of the trip, following thegreat road of the Incas: the Camino Real, or Royal Road. Hand built over 500 years ago, it crosses the most difficultand dangerous mountains in all the Americas, diving intosweltering canyons and soaring up into the snows. 1500miles, half of it on foot, take him from the Equator toCuzco and the most magical city of all: Machu Picchu. He is attacked, gets lost and is trapped by floods, but onlywhen he goes home does he lose what he wants most.
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