22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
I brought "Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru" with me to Peru this summer.
The book is well-written and a good read, as the other reviewers have written. However, I found the book a bit outdated - it is (almost) 15 years ago, Mr Parris visited Peru, and the country has come a long way since. Especially in the last decade.
This does not make the book bad per se - it is still OK.
I recommed the book "The Gringo Trail" as an better, new, alternative read. It covers more countries than "just" Peru, but is just as witty and thought-provoking.
Or you can do like me, and buy them both;-)
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I bought the books "The Gringo Trail" and "Inca-Kola" and brought them with me to South America this summer. I have just returned to Europe, and, looking back, I can easily recommend The Gringo Trail to anyone backpacking in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador or Columbia.
The book is funny, of course, but the passages I found myself re-reading again and again during my trip, was where the author "explained" the history of the conquest of South America to his travel companions Melissa and Mark # 2.
Very insightful and well-written - a good way to put thought-provoking facts into a work of fiction. It answers many of the questions that arise when you travel in South America - for example, how… Read more