The Old Patagonian Express

Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and ...

The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express

The acclaimed travel writer journeys by train across the Americas from Boston to Patagonia in this international bestselling travel memoir. Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and across the Andes until he winds up on the meandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine. His epic commute finally comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes that reaches toward Antarctica. Along the way, Theroux demonstrates how train travel can reveal “"the social miseries and scenic splendors” of a continent. And through his perceptive prose we learn that what matters most are the people he meets along the way, including the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.

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The Old Patagonian Express
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Paul Theroux
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-18 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The acclaimed travel writer journeys by train across the Americas from Boston to Patagonia in this international bestselling travel memoir. Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United
The Old Patagonian Express
Language: en
Pages: 429
Authors: Paul Theroux
Categories: America
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: Penguin Books

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Journey through time and distance on the old Patagonian Express
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: Sergio Daniel Sepiurka
Categories: Express trains
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

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Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux
Language: en
Pages: 1229
Authors: Paul Theroux
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-19 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The international bestselling author records his many insights and adventures traversing the world by train in these 3 classic travel memoirs. The Great Railway Bazaar In 1973, Paul Theroux embarked on his now-legendary journey from the United Kingdom through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Asia's fabled trains—the Orient
The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget (Travel Guide eBook)
Language: en
Pages: 944
Authors: Rough Guides
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-01 - Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

Discover this dazzling continent with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to sample the street food at Paraguay's Mercado 4, spot a giant turtle in Ecuador's Galpagos, or strut your stuff in Brazil's Carnaval parades, The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget

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