'Try this tequila oil, Hugito. Just as the alcohol hits your stomach, the chilli will as well and blow it back into your brain. It will take your head off.' Explorer Hugh Thomson takes on Mexico.
Hugh Thomson's previous books include THE WHITE ROCK, a vivid exploration of the Incas and NANDA DEVI, a journey to a usually inaccessible part of the Himalayas. He has led many research expeditions to Peru. He is also a film-maker and has won many awards for his documentaries. He lives in Oxfordshire. Visit his website at www.thewhiterock.co.uk.
A beautiful book, full of appreciation and aphorism, an unashamedly
personal story...it takes the reader to places we may not have
dreamed of going... * INDEPENDENT *
A thrilling travelogue that rails against the homogenisation of the world. * TRAVELLER *
Thomson's Mexico is one of beauty, humour and freedom, laced with a tantalising hint of danger. * WANDERLUST *
Delightful, celebratory and honest....In a way it is the first installment of his now-complete trilogy, his Cochineal Red and The White Rock being two of the finest books on Latin America of recent years. -- Rory MacLean * GUARDIAN *
Thomson steers through a series of hair-raising encounters with wit, wisdom and an easy charm... -- Kathleen Wyatt * TIMES *
Utterly beguiling * INDEPENDENT *
'A sublime and richly informative travelogue from a true heavyweight explorer * WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY *