Peter Allison, "How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling through South America"
ISBN: 0762777567 | 2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 224 pages | 2 MB/2 MB
On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side meant Africa and the other, South America, the two places he most wanted to explore. After eight years as a safari guide in Africa and another eight in Sydney, Australia, he finally makes his way to Santiago, Chile, ready to seek out the continent's wildest adventures and to chase the elusive jaguar.
In just the first six months, Allison is bitten by a puma (several times), knocked on his head by a bad empanada, and surrounded by piranhas while rafting down a Bolivian river-all because of his fear of staying in any one place for too long. Ever the gifted storyteller, Allison makes many observations about life in humid climes and exactly what it is like to be nearly blasted off a mountain by the famous Patagonia wind. His self-deprecating humor is as delightful as his crazy stunts, and his love for animals-even when they bite-is infectious.