How to Walk a Puma: & Other Things I Learned While Stumbling Through South America
By: Peter Allison (author)Paperback
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"Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me." On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side would take him to Africa and the other to South America. He recounted his time spent as a safari guide in Africa to much acclaim in Don't Run, Whatever You do and Don't Look Behind You. Sixteen years later he makes his way to Chile, ready to seek out the continent's best, weirdest and wildest adventures - and to chase the elusive jaguar. From learning to walk a puma (or rather be bitten and dragged along by it) in Bolivia, to finding love in Patagonia and hunting naked with the remote Huaorani people in Ecuador, How to Walk a Puma is Peter's fascinating and often hilarious account of misadventures in South America. Ever the gifted storyteller and cultural observer, Allison makes many observations about life in humid climes, the nature of nomadism, and exactly what it is like to be nearly blasted off a mountain by the famous Patagonia wind.
His self-deprecating humour is as delightful as his crazy stunts, and his love for animals - even when they bite - is infectious.
Peter Allison has been a safari guide in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique for nearly 20 years. His safaris have featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna s Animal Adventures. He is author of the bestselling Don t Run, Whatever You Do (978 1 85788 501 9) and Don t Look Behind You (978 1 85788 533 0), both published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing.
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