Until recent aerial surveys, the Guiana Highlands bordering Brazil were one of the few remaining unknown regions on Earth and were believed to house El Dorado and the fabled tribe of Amazon warrior women. The barrier of rapids pouring from the mountain has kept it almost unexplored. In 1950, Raymond Maufrais, a young French explorer, set off into the Amazonian jungle of the region and was never seen again. Fifty years later, inspired by Maufrais' diary, John and Heather Harrison took to the wildest and most remote tributaries of the Amazon with just a canoe and shotgun for company. They quickly have to adjust to an existence where they are dependent upon nature for food and upon each other for their sanity. With no means of contacting civilization, they are forced to realize the poignancy of Maufrais' final record. Unaided and off the map, they encounter jaguars and poisonous frogs, are threatened by malaria and almost lose their way entirely. All the while they struggle to keep their relationship intact in this most inhospitable of places.
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John Harrison studied Latin American History and Sociology before working as a tour guide in South America.
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The author recounts her adventures in Cameroon In Where the Indus is Young, Dervla Murphy's indomitable will is matched by that of four-footed Hallam and her six-year-old daughter Rachel
The author recounts her adventures in Cameroon. Travelling with her daughter and accompanied by a Cameroonian horse they overcome floods, malaria, marriage proposals from tribal chiefs, and stray into a restricted zone around Lake Nyos, where a cloud of volcanic gas had recently killed over 2,000 villagers. In Where the Indus is Young, Dervla Murphy's indomitable will is matched by that of four-footed Hallam and her six-year-old daughter Rachel.
Dervla Murphy (born 28 November 1931) is an Irish touring cyclist and author of adventure travel books for over 40 years. Murphy is best known for her 1965 book Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle, about an overland cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. She followed this with volunteer work helping Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal and trekking with a mule through Ethiopia.
Dervla Murphy, in India, on the journey that led to her writing Full Tilt . Murphy’s health problems mean she only feels able to writer shorter article. eaving the book from her most recent journey to Jordan.
Dervla Murphy, in India, on the journey that led to her writing Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle (1965). Interviewing Dervla is like trying to open an oyster with a wet bus ticket, her mentor and first publisher, Jock Murray, once said. Even a brief glimpse of what we were is valuable to help understand what we are, she writes in Full Tilt. eaving the book from her most recent journey to Jordan unfinished. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/The Guardian.
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