A South American adventure. A trip to die for.
Colombia 1994. 150,000 people have disappeared and two young adventure-seeking backpackers are about to be added to the list.
'We were going to be killed.
A pair of rich-country passports?
The clothes that we were wearing?
They didn’t know about the silver.
Or about the money I had hidden on me.
But of course, they’d be finding it.
A little bonus.
Once we’d stopped struggling and become silent.
A glint as the knife blade moved.
2.8 seconds of real-time left.
Big... deep... breath.’
3 Seconds in Bogotá is the true story of a British traveller who alongside his girlfriend, fell into the hands of the Colombian underworld. Confronted with their imminent murder he delves into his deepest memories searching for any clue that might provide a means of survival. Should he follow his logical mind or his gut instinct? He has three seconds left to decide.
Mark Playne travelled the world working as an artisan before returning to storytelling and is now a multi-award-winning screenwriter and film director best known for his films set overseas.
3 Seconds in Bogotá, the first book in his series ‘World Wild Travel Tales’, is fast-paced, humorous travel-adventure around the countries of South America during the time of Escobar. A thrilling travel memoir wrapped up within the razor edge suspense of a terrifying life or death decision at the hands of the Colombian underworld.
★★★★★ Travel & Razor's Edge Suspense - Don't Miss This!
Excellently written story mixing travel & suspense. A "don't miss" with a great twist. Highly recommend!
★★★★★ Gripping, funny and thrilling!
Wittily written, this story combines humour and suspense. Once you start to read it will be very difficult to put it down…
★★★★★ Gripping, a Must Have.
Once you pick this up you won't put it down. Both gripping enthralling this book has you captivated from the first line. A must-have for anyone travelling to South America as well as those who just simply enjoy a well-told story of life's less predictable events.
A well written story of travel outside of most people's comfort zone with a nice twist at the end. More please!
Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Jerusalem and Tel Avivwith this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Jerusalem's old city, Tel Aviv's seafront and the Dead Sea, to discovering hidden gems, including Jaffa, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, help you plan and enhance your visit to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion for your trip to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. - 13 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way- Local highlights: discover what makes the area special, its top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery- Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips- Hand-picked places: find your way to great hotels, restaurants and nightlife using the comprehensive listings- Practical maps: get around with ease and follow the walks and tours using the detailed maps - Informative tips: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping- Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience- Covers old and new Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, the Dead See, and much moreAbout Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north.
By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”—a young woman who confronts danger without apology—she slowly developed the strength and resilience the landscape demanded of her.
By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube brilliantly recounts Braverman’s adventures in Norway and Alaska. Settling into her new surroundings, Braverman was often terrified that she would lose control of her dog team and crash her sled, or be attacked by a polar bear, or get lost on the tundra. Above all, she worried that, unlike the other, gutsier people alongside her, she wasn’t cut out for life on the frontier. But no matter how out of place she felt, one thing was clear: she was hooked on the North. On the brink of adulthood, Braverman was determined to prove that her fears did not define her—and so she resolved to embrace the wilderness and make it her own.
Assured, honest, and lyrical, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube paints a powerful portrait of self-reliance in the face of extraordinary circumstance. Braverman endures physical exhaustion, survives being buried alive in an ice cave, and drives her dogs through a whiteout blizzard to escape crooked police. Through it all, she grapples with love and violence—navigating a grievous relationship with a fellow musher, and adapting to the expectations of her Norwegian neighbors—as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land.
Weaving fast-paced adventure writing and ethnographic journalism with elegantly wrought reflections on identity, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube captures the triumphs and the perils of Braverman’s journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving.
In 306, immediately after Constantine the Great had secured the title of Augustus, he brought his banished mother Helena to his court, to Trier. Numerous traces of them both can be found here, also of Constantine's father and his own sons.
This booklet reveals the background of this epoch-making, scandal-ridden family, pampered by success, and takes us through Trier on the traces of these events.
Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period of idleness to recover, hence the title of the book. It's not just a work of ornithology, but a personal memoir of the people and natural history of Patagonia. - Summary by Kevin Davidson
Journeying along London’s waterways on a canal boat called Pike, Helen Babbs puts down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, she explores the landscape in all its guises: marshland, wasteland, city centre and suburb.
From deep winter to late autumn, Babbs explores the people, politics, history and wildlife of the canals and rivers, to reveal an intimate and unusual portrait of London – and of life.
Food-focused travel guides for the world's most exciting cities
This book is a food tour in your pocket, featuring more than 100 of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and markets recommended by a team of in-the-know Parisians. You'll also find insights into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in the holiday kitchen or once you've returned home. It's the inside knowledge that allows you to Drink, Shop, Cook and Eat Like a Local.
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