Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: by Patrick Leigh Fermor

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Carrying on with the epic foot trip throughout Europe began in A Time of Gifts

The trip that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to go Europe strolling with an emergency allowance of 1 pound a day—proved so wealthy in reports that once a lot later he sat right down to describe them, they overflowed into multiple quantity. Undertaken because the storms of warfare accumulated, and offering a historical past for the occasions that have been starting to spread in imperative Europe, Leigh Fermor's still-unfinished account of his trip has tested itself as a contemporary vintage. Between the Woods and the Water, the second one quantity of a projected 3, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, A Time of Gifts.

The starting of the ebook unearths Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube—at the very second the place his first quantity left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is bya journey downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback acrossthe nice Hungarian simple, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. distant castles, mountain villages,monasteries and towering levels which are the hang-out of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a number of sects are all savoredin the method of the Iron Gates, the department among the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, the place, for now, the tale ends.

Show description

Read or Download Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates PDF

Similar travel books

Afoot and Afield: San Francisco Bay Area: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

This name within the acclaimed Afoot & Afield sequence includes greater than a hundred conscientiously defined journeys within the nine-county quarter. integrated are all of the recognized favorites: Mt. Tamalpais, aspect Reyes nationwide beach, Henry W. Coe and Mt. Diablo country parks, and Rancho San Antonio Open house guard.

City Walks: Chicago: 50 Adventures On Foot

Definitely the right bring-along accent for exploring Chicago like a native.
Walks include:
Millennium Park
The Loop
remarkable Mile
army Pier
. .. And extra!

Berlitz: Tallinn Pocket Guide

Berlitz Pocket consultant Tallinn is a concise, full-colour go back and forth consultant to this spell binding Baltic urban, combining inspiring images with insider tips and how you can assist you discover the easiest of Tallinn. It tells you every thing you must find out about the easiest locations to go to within the urban, from the ancient seat of energy, Toompea citadel, to the dramatic Aleksander Nevski Cathedral and bustling city corridor sq..

Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma), 11th Edition (Country Travel Guide)

This can be Burma, wrote Rudyard Kipling. it's particularly not like anywhere you recognize approximately. How correct he used to be: greater than a century later Myanmar continues to be an international aside. John Allen, Lonely Planet author Our Promise you could belief our shuttle info simply because Lonely Planet authors stopover at the locations we write approximately, every version.

Additional info for Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

Sample text

It is sighing and harrumphing, little nonverbal gestures that say, all things being equal, they rather wish the entire world would fuck off. Washingtonians, it occurred to me, were not flip-flop people. I wondered how different America would be if the capital had been located in Key West. What if the nation’s motto had been Let’s get drunk and screw? Would the world be a better place? Such were my thoughts when the subway doors opened and on hobbled a stunningly attractive woman. As a married man, I try very hard not to be an ogre, but she possessed such beauty that I couldn’t help but furtively stare, even though she was nowhere near as good looking as my wife, a point I’m adding here under no duress whatsoever.

Alas,” I said. ” “So was I. ” “Which would make living in Fiji even more interesting,” I contended. “It’s not the first coup there. ” “Yes, it’s terrible. ” “Well, they were very nice about it, saying that they were declining to renew my contract, funding issues and the like, and that they would think of me in the future, but their meaning was quite clear. I cleaned out my desk. ” Sylvia shook her head. ” “Well, fortunately for you, they’d like to base the job in Vanuatu for the time being. ” Out of the ashes, a new plan.

But it wouldn’t. The pig floated, and each time I pushed it out into the water the ocean pushed it right back at me, depositing the carcass with a grotesque thud at my feet. This greatly amused the I-Kiribati onlookers, until finally one man took pity. We each took a hoof in hand and pulled the rotting pig about three hundred yards through the surf toward reef’s edge, where with a mighty heave we tossed it into the white water. “A present for the sharks,” my companion had said. That’s when I noticed that my hands, my arms, and much of my torso were stained with dead-pig slime.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 16 votes