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Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru
by Matthew Parris | Journals
Registered by BookCrosser of Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on 4/11/2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by BookCrosser from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

7 out of 10

Inca-Kola is the funny, absorbing account of Matthew Parris's fourth trip to Peru, on a bizarre holiday which takes him among bandits, prostitutes, peasants and riots. 


Journal Entry 2 by BookCrosser at By mail in n/a, n/a -- Controlled Releases on Monday, February 04, 2008

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Journal Entry 3 by Chania from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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Thank you, BookCrosser! This looks brilliant - I will read it soon(ish) and perhaps I will make a bookring or -ray afterwards as I am sure that many other Finns would love to read this! 


Journal Entry 4 by Chania from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, April 21, 2008

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Oh, defenitively the best travel-book I've ever read! I loved it - the writer tells about their trip in very touching and understanding way. One can only dream of a trip like this!

Now sending this to Annelis as a rabck. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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Thank you for the book, BookCrosser and Chania. I'll try to read this before our National Summer Meeting because many others would also like to read this book. I just heard from the tv that there is an exhibition in the Sinebrychoff Museum of Art: Peru - 2000 Years of Silver Art. Many years ago I visited in Helsinki an exhibition of the Golden Treasures of Incas.

I put the readers in geographical order:

Annimanni
Thy
Bookgeo
Aspen72
odottavat vuoroaan.
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Well, I am almost through now. The reading took a while. The font is rather small so there is much text but not too much at all. It is a pleasure to read this book. This is a very interesting travel book. I love to read it but I would not like to do the trip myself even if I were younger. It is too dangerous in my opinion.
I tried to look for the places in GoogleEarth, but the Andes were not very well photographed.

I am glad they did not succeed in eating guinea pigs. Qwiick qwiick!

This book is my Book #81 for Guinaveve's Challenge Keep Them Moving 2008

This book may also represent Peru in my Book from Every Country challenge. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, December 08, 2008

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Got the book today from Annelis, thank you! It's no. 3 in my TBR pile. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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It's always interesting to see how much opinions vary :) I didn't find this book very funny at all. I didn't enjoy Parris's long-winded prose and I thought he made what most likely was a very exciting trip sound amazingly boring - and he painted a horrible picture of Peru. If I based my travel plans on this book, I surely would skip Peru altogether - and I've always thought it a fascinating country.

Off to thy next!

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Peru for the Geographical challenge. 


Journal Entry 9 by thy from Nurmijärvi, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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The book arrived today, thanks Annimanni.
I have been to Peru, years ago. Let's see if Parris's Peru is anything like I remember 


Journal Entry 10 by thy from Nurmijärvi, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, February 02, 2009

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That was a slow read. When I was reading I was recalling the short while when I was working in Lima. That was almost 10 years ago and the book was written almost 20 years ago. I'm sure some things are still the same, Lima is still cloudy and traffic is probably even worse.
It would be great to be able to go back there for a holiday, take the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, overnight on the floating islands on lake Titicaca, go to Amazon basin..
It's the long flights, nights on trains, this book also remainded me on those, and that part of travelling I really do not miss any more.


Sent to bookgeo on 30th Jan 


Journal Entry 11 by wingBookgeowing from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, February 02, 2009

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This tale has now arrived to Tampere, many thanks thy! Looking forward to learn more about Peru. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingBookgeowing from Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Well, now I have just returned from Peru bookwise and must say it was a long and vivid experience. I felt that reading this book progressed quite slowly for me, there was just so much detailed description of everything seen, sensed and heard that it was a bit overwhelming. There were some funny situations along the road and as a whole the book brought a colourful insight to the Peruvian lifestyle. So I am glad I joined the ring, thanks!

I will mail the book to Aspen72 tomorrow. 


Journal Entry 13 by AspenYard from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Book arrived today, thank you!!

Edit: I started to read this some months ago, and found the style slow already in the beginning, so I didn't quite fell on reading. But it was nice to have a look at pictures in the middle, and one picture reminds me of some Unisef calendar from 1970's, the picture of a girl with long curly hair and poncho. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingSoozreaderwing from Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Thank you very much for this book! It was a great surprise! I really look forward reading it:) 


Journal Entry 15 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, July 22, 2013

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I started reading this book a long time ago but then got sidetracked a bit (wishlist tag-games, life etc.)but now as it was requested as an exchange I started reading it again... All in all it was an interesting book though some of the stories had nothing to do with Peru and it felt that they were forcibly added there just because they sounded like fun or interesting stories... 


Journal Entry 16 by wingSoozreaderwing at by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 22, 2013

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The book and the viewcard of Lima functioning as a bookmark are now on their way to the next reader:) Happy Reading! 


Journal Entry 17 by wingLilo37feewing at Kelheim, Bayern Germany on Friday, July 26, 2013

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Today this book arrived, very fast! I have been to Peru and even drank Inca Kola, so I am looking forward to read this book. 


Journal Entry 18 by wingLilo37feewing at Kelheim, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

7 out of 10

This book tells the story of four young Englishmen travelling Peru in the late 80s. The Inti still was the currency, the shining path still doing Guerilla terror.
Since I have been travelling Peru in the early 90s I really liked the book. We followed almost exactelly the same route. We traveled to Lima, to Ica and Nazca, to Cusco and Macchu Picchu, to Arequipa, Puno, Titicaca, La Paz, down to the jungas, to Copacabana - and our experiences were very similar. I smiled and laughed a lot, the book was like a time travel. I don´t know what it is like to travel nowadays with all the possibilities of Internet, Smartphones and so on. My travelling days were the late 80s and early 90s, there travelling consisted mostley of waiting, talking to other travellers in hostels and bus stops, and somehow getting pieces of information.
The book sums it all up- strange vehicles, interesting meetings, beautiful landscapes....
Being not conservative I was sometimes angry with the political view in this book.It somehow showed a sort of superior feeling. I didn´t like that-. What I also didn´t like- being German myself I did not like it how the everlasting jokes about the Germans (being the first in the plane, organizing everything) get told there. But then again: a view lines further down there was a story about the French wich made me chuckle- so there you go: One mostly doesn´t like prejudices if ones own group are the victims....
I liked the book- for sure mostly because it remembered me of this times when we were travelling Peru. A pity it is not translated into German. My former fellow travellers don´t read English and they would surely like the book.
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Das Buch geht an Za-ida, die es evtl. nach Indonesien mitnehmen wird. Ich werde mich gern revanchieren,wenn ich zu einem Weltkulturerbe komme! .  


Journal Entry 19 by wingZa-idawing at Fürth, Bayern Germany on Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Today this book arrived together with another book of my wishlist. Thank you very much!

This one also sounds interesting, but I am too lazy to read in English. I had a sponsorship for a foster child in Peru for 7 years by Plan International.

And: I am just reading a book written by an author who was born in Peru ;-)

So I will take it with me for holidays - not "maybe" but as sure as eggs is eggs. I am going to release it for your lifetime-challenge in Indonesia and I hope, we will get a journalentry for this already well travelled book about a traveller :-)

Thank you for your kind postcard! 


Journal Entry 20 by wingZa-idawing at Arjuna Temple in Dieng Plateau, Central Java Indonesia on Thursday, September 10, 2015

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