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About the author:
Keir Farrell, a UK accountant in a previous life, has lived in the Brazilian Amazon for more than ten years. He is a guide, teacher, writer and frustrated starship captain.
On the Amazon - Diary of an Irish Emigrant
1: The Lean Years
"Beat those winter blues - emigrate to the Amazon now!"
Not an advertising campaign you are likely to see any time soon, I supppose. But really - I mean, apart from the place being hot, humid, violent, corrupt, dysfunctional, full of mosquitoes and hellishly expensive - it might be worth thinking about, right?
Believing they had the perfect plan to escape crisis-hit Europe, in 2007 Irishman Keir Farrell and his wife emigrated from Northern Ireland to the middle of the Brazilian Amazon. Within months the perfect plan was in shreds, the money was running out and the best that could be said about it all was that at least it was not snowing. What happened next is the subject of the On the Amazon books.
The author tells the story as he makes a series of river expeditions through the Amazon over a period of five years. Whether dealing with the immediate problem (caiman, angry sloths, river pirates, piranha - it is all there), reflecting on the couple's wider issues, helping Ed Stafford walk the Amazon, or just banging on about Brazil, he generally manages to maintain a sense of humour and keep things in perspective.
- Publication Date:
- 0956574149 / 9780956574145
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Travel / South America / Brazil