Armchair Travel Book Club
Program Type:Book Club
Discuss your latest read with friends.
Join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: 893 4439 0868) as we continue our journey around the world. This month, we're headed high into the Andes in Peru with Mark Adams as we discuss his book Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step At A Time.
About the book: "What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?
In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent.
Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?"