Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB

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Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileReading Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile Author Sara Wheeler Citybreakscheap.co.uk Sueezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth Chile is 2600 miles long and never than 110 miles wide not a country that lends itself to maps.

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Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❰Reading❯ ➻ Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile Author Sara Wheeler – Citybreakscheap.co.uk Sueezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth Chile is 2600 mileP to the bottom from the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica Elouent astute nimble with history and deftly amusing Travels in a Thin Country established Sara Wheeler as one of the Travels in PDF/EPUB or very best travel writers in the world.

Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Sara Wheeler was brought up a Thin PDF/EPUB ë in Bristol and studied Classics and Modern Languages at Brasenose College University of Oxford After writing about her travels on the Greek island of Euboea and in Chile she was accepted by the US National Science Foundation as their first female writer in residence at the South Pole and spent seven months in AntarcticaIn her resultant book Terra Incognita Travels.

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  • Velvetink

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileThis is probably a 4 star but have only rated it 3 because I don't really know how to review it I enjoyed it totally Wheeler writes well and has combined a heck of a lot of history with documenting her travels through Chile For someone about to go to Chile it would be invaluable if a little dated I mean don't rely too much on her transport timetables since that would be changed in the years since she wrote it alt


  • Michael Economy

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileI really wanted to like this book Some of it was a little interesting but honestly i would have had a enjoyable time reading the wikipedia article on ChileExample of this book I went to have dinner with my friends we ate shellfish it was okThe next moring i got a shower it was coldThe roads were muddy I rode a busChile is beautifulThis book has not begining middle or end its a list a poorly written list of things she did in Chile I don't feel like she had an adventure because nothing interesting ever happened


  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileThe author combines history political intrigue stories of people she travels with or meets along the way verbal snapshots of unbelievable landscape and box after box of wine mixed with Coke into a travel book that has made Chile even of a mystery to me NOW than when I started reading it The country stretches along South America and includes icebergs rainforests desert mountains island regions wine country with a diversity of old European colonials and mostly extinct native people groups She never travels to Easter Island but it seems like it is Polynesian than anything else and I still have a book to read for it by itself I learned about uite a few cold weather islands that I didn't know about hooray but if traveling there is anything like she describes in 1992 I'm not sure I could do it boo uotation tidbits I liked'The problem is' he went on 'that you don't stop being an e


  • Lucia

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileA woman traveling mostly solo in South America for 6 months How could I possibly not love this book I'm still trying to figure that out as I've been looking forward to eating it upThe author's account of traveling from the northern tip of Chile to the southern tip manages to be boring How can that be Everything about


  • Stephen Kelly

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileI read about a hundred pages of this and decided I wasn't very interested in finishing it The set up is enviable an extensive top to bottom six month long tour of one of the countries I find most interesting However Wheeler's prose style isn't particularly alluring her characterizations aren't very precise or captivating and none of her


  • Suzanne

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileSubtitled  A Journey Through Chile  Travels in a Thin Country is a memoir of Sara Wheeler's exploration of the entire length of this South American CountryI love travel books and was eagerly anticipating being immersed in this one but I found it a bit disappointing  First where were the locals  It seemed as if Wheeler despite taking extensive language courses beforehand never talked to native Chileans  Every single person she came into contact with was an expat  It gave you the impression that  either a Chileans didn't exist or b Wheeler was a cultural snob who did not wish to fraternize with the locals  Second if Wheeler's descriptions are any indication Chile is nothing but mountainous desert and frozen tundra with a city in the middle  The other day I watched an episode of  House Hunters International where the


  • Becky

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileAnother book I read in advance of our upcoming trip to Chile I loved this travelogue describing the six months the author spent wandering Chile from top to bottom Her dry British wit ha


  • Gwenyth

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileI am giving up on this Other reviews have commented that the author doesn't seem to absorb her surroundings and isn't likable That's my impression as well It seems as though she wouldn't be able to get from one place to another without the assistance of locals expats and other travelers; she repays them all with mildly patronizing character sketches It might be bearable if she stuck to poking fun at the tack she sees everywhere manjar blanco nescafé peasant children clumsily named for Lady Di but once she gets into talking about the Chilean revolution I was even turned off and had to give up She isn't snarky about that part which is good but it just seems like she reduced stories that were probably intensely personal and emotional to her sources in a facile and not very thoughtful wayI'm sure there are better books about Chile out there


  • Sjonni

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileIn the early 90's Sara Wheeler leaves Britain for Chile a country unknown and appealingly rectilinear Fascinated by the prospect of having to pack for both deserts and glaciers Wheeler sets out to map the entire territory one region at a time one national park at a time with the humorous self confidence only a Briton can have From north to south and onward to Antartica Wheeler opens up an entire society for the reader from Bolivian truckdrivers to the Santiago elite fr


  • Yaaresse

    Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through Chile review · eBook or Kindle ePUB Travels in a Thin Country A Journey Through ChileI'd give it 1 12 if I could but will round up to 2 since she did bother to toss in some history simplistic and anglo centric as it wasThe marketing pitch Solo female travel writer tackles traveling the length of Chile a country she's never been to before Working her Rolodex and waving her press pass she contrives to visit parts of the country off limit or off good sense to either the average traveler or most Chileans a private tour of the Presidential Palace the Chilean Air Force's Antarctic station parts of wineries not open to the public etc The reality Solo female travel writer tackles traveling the length of Chile a country she's never been to before and seems to care little about except for what travel bragging