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- Print Length: 320 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Perseid Press (June 23, 2015)
- Publication Date: June 23, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0109R262S
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,649 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Walter Rhein writes about lessons learned from his 10 years in Peru. You will really enjoy discovering places, culture, and situations which sometimes are not what you think! You will be drawn into these tales which include: terrorists, bed bugs, the shaman, peanut butter and jelly, teaching, Spanish language mistakes, being robbed, and Machu Picchu to list a few. Through a fantastic series of adventures you will appreciate Mr. Rhein's great sense of humor, his ability to tell tales, and his great appreciation of the Peruvian Experience. You need to read this book!
A land of wonder and adventure, and of fear and excitement, Peru is also a magical place where 'tea' is the cure-all remedy for just about any ailment you can think of. A place where some of the friendliest people in the world rub shoulders on a daily basis with pickpockets and conmen out to fleece you of the shirt off your back. And most of all, Peru is a' lesson in life' that clearly displays a universal constant we've all suspected for years...that no matter where you go, red tape and bribery rules, and bureaucrats really DO take special classes in being difficult, unfriendly and obstructive. (You'll see what I mean as you read his adventures).
Often humorous, sometimes serious, but always entertaining and informative, Reckless Traveler takes you on a journey of what life COULD be like, if only you were brave enough to try.
Well done Walter.
(but if I may ask...could you remind me again...How do you order smoked trout in Spanish?)
It's not always about the extraordinariness of the person or events in question, rather the relatable ordinariness with which almost anyone could see happening to themselves. An outside observer might not find such stories too inspiring though with a good attitude and a bit of self-reflection Rhein is able to make his journey more than worth your time. In a few dozen bite sized chunks it demonstrates that more often than not there's a silver lining / learning experience / newfound perspective that can be drawn from everyday activities, doubly so if done in a foreign, exotic land.
For those with similar adventurous inclinations who think they may be unprepared let Rhein show you that you probably are, but that that's okay. For those interested yet not quite able to follow such a path allow Reckless Traveler to give you a vicarious taste that may, if even for a moment, make you question such an inability.
Disclosure: I did receive a copy with the intent of writing a review. I hadn't heard of it before and figured if it was good I'd buy a copy, which I gladly did.
I will provide a more detailed review when I am done reading it.
I read this book over Labor Day weekend, and it was a fun read that kept me turning pages and left me wanting more! It’s entertaining and a must read for all reckless travelers the world over. There are so many things you’ll relate to. In the end, this is a wonderful book by a brave, insightful adventurer at heart.
I have to say that one of the things I loved the most was Walter’s writing. He’s an exceptional author and I’m pretty tough about what I’ll read. He has a way of allowing the reader to really get to know the people he meets and the adventures he takes. I’ve always wanted to travel to Peru, might not make it this time. So thanks, thanks for showing me an incredibly rich world. Great job!
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