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‘... there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallway holding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whether or not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade...’
Asia has the hippie trail. South America has the gringo trail. Mark Mann and his girlfriend Melissa set off to explore the ancient monuments, mountains and rainforests of South America. But for their friend Mark, South America meant only one thing: drugs.
Sad, funny and shocking, The Gringo Trail is an On the Road for the Lonely Planet generation – a darkly comic road-trip and a revealing journey through South America’s turbulent history.
Drama and discovery. Culture and cocaine. Fact is stranger than fiction...
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'An entertaining and informative read.'From the Publisher:
Fact is stranger than fiction.
Whether you have been to South America or not - the places, images, characters and dialogue that you will encounter in 'The Gringo Trail' will affect you. Mann's caustic humour cuts to the quick; his narrative is compelling to the last. His characters are inextricably linked in a relationship that will amuse, exasperate and intrigue.
'The Gringo Trail' is non-fiction writing, purveying the sense, as in life, of the interconnected relationship between fantasy and reality. Mann writes in order to expand our minds, not only in the magic realism of the drug episodes but also in our exposure to the politics and humanity of ancient and modern South America. 'The Gringo Trail' is highly reminiscent of the ever popular and cultic drug travelogues - the text taps into youth culture sensationalism in the same way as the immensely sucessful 'On the Road' and 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'.
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