South America Enchantment

by Robert F. Edwards



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/10/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781425149024

About the Book

The very title says it all - ENCHANTMENT. This Canadian author once more travels on the trails of history through South America. Experiencing the Witches Markets in La Paz Bolivia is just the beginning. Onward and forward to the Inca Trails, and days of trekking up to Machu Picchu. He starts his journey down the mighty Amazon, starting from Iquitos, Peru through the jungles of Manaus, to the coast of Brazil. He experiences a Condomblé ceremony in Salvador before the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro welcome him back with all this city is famous for.

This back-packer started his journey alone, but was always surrounded by wonderful people that befriended him on this great continent. He learnt how the Uros Indians built their floating islands, and joined in the protest marches in Iquitos, Peru and La Paz, Bolivia. He shared in the fun with the locals sailing the ferries down the Amazon and the carnival in Manaus.

" Life is a journey, not a destination" is a truism for this traveler.

About the Author

Robert F. Edwards is presently living in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada with his wife of thirty-two years. He maintains a close connection with his daughter and grandson, also living in the Lower Mainland. After a successful career in the business arena, he now has the time to pursue his driving ambition of world travel and has been on every continent. He enjoys sailing, trekking, and mountain climbing. In later years, he took on the challenging sport of fencing, and is proficient with all three weapons. He also writes poems, and fictional stories. He partakes in the arts in the various forms; painting in acrylic and water-color, and clay sculpturing, along with photography. Further information about the author can be obtained at his web-site