At The Tomb Of The Inflatable Pig

At The Tomb Of The Inflatable Pig

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Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid tourist. It doesn't even have its own guidebook. But Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new travel book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Diana, Princess of Wales, as if she were still alive and hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War. Their politics are Byzantine but when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard. Discover more about the unique traditions of South American culture through this fascinating piece of travel journalism.Half a mile away across the water was the fearsome Chaco desert. ... The split- palm rafters were unscabbing themselves from the ceiling and the termites had undermined the floor so industriously that it now ... In 1896, a grand building had been planned with a cloistered courtyard, heavily ornamented doors and brilliant French tiles ... She put me in a room with five beds and showed me the shower room.

Title:At The Tomb Of The Inflatable Pig
Author:John Gimlette
Publisher:Random House - 2011-08-31


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