Inca-Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru

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PHOENIX HOUSE, 1993 - Peru - 225 pages
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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. He and his three companions seem to head into trouble, not away from it, and he describes the troubles, curiosities and wonders they meet with the spell-binding fascination of a traveller relating adventures over the campfire.

'A backpacker's classic: atmospheric, touching, instructive and compulsively readable' The Times

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Review: Inca-Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru

User Review  - James Denny - Goodreads

Another book I'm happy to read over and over. Parris' account of a trip through Peru is both hilarious and sympathetic. As someone who knows a little about the country, the experiences and locations he finds himself in are familiar and yet seen through new eyes. I just love this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Maren - Goodreads

I usually don't like travel memoirs, or whatever they're called, which is weird since I like to travel. But I made an exception with this one since my husband is from Peru. I liked the author's little ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Matthew Parris is a former Conservative MP. He is a columnist for the Times and The Spectator and until recently wrote the Parliamentary Sketches in the Times. His also a keen traveller he has led expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro, Peru and Bolivia as well as to Zaire and the Sahara.

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