The Pan American Highway...
|Title||:||Long Road South: The Pan American Highway|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Long Road South: The Pan American Highway Reviews
I don't know if this qualifies as a book for the club but it was one that is close to my heart. Ever since I was a young lad one item I had in my bucket list was to drive the Pan American Highway from the North end of the highway at Lund, B.C. Canada to the South end of the road at Cabo Virgenes. Sad to say this has not been done yet, but I have made a few trips North to Lund, including one I did on the spur of the moment when I decided to drive up there for dinner.When Kaylen and I were in Panama one of the things we were able to do was drive on a short piece of the highway over the "Bridge of the Americas", which is the part of the highway that ties North and South America together.Back to the book, it has just 200 pages so it squeezes in under the wire. The story (trip) begins at the bridge in Laredo, Texas that crosses the Rio Grande into Nuevo Laredo Mexico and with the author providing a very visual narration of the trip along with true life photos to enhance the story. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in travel of who has given thoughts to visiting Central or South America.
So-so travelogue. I was looking for something more descriptive of the logistics of traveling the road, and there's very little of this in the book. More a series of vignettes describing - superficially - the history, geography, and cultures of various locales along the way through brief recountings of the author's interactions with local peoples. Pretty disappointing in written content, the only way this moves to three star territory is by virtue of some typically beautiful, National Geographic quality photography.Worth a look if you find it in a bargain bookstore for a buck - otherwise not worth the effort to seek it out.