Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America
He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who left their poetry on stones, trees, farmhouses, and monastery walls, calling others to "the Cold Mountain way" of simple, honest, joyful living. J. P. Seaton takes a fresh look at these poets, as well as at Wang Fan-chih, who followed in the outsider tradition a few centuries later. Forceful and wry, all three condemn the excesses of mind and matter that prevent people from attaining true enlightenment. With a comprehensive introduction and commentary throughout, this collection points to where, in a world that's always moving and so full of suffering, stillness and clarity can be found.
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In the not-too-distant past the country was a genuine banana republic, dependent
upon that fruit and cacao as its major exports. "Ecuador has a severe inferiority
complex," a State Department officer told me before I left for South America.
Unknown to the pajeros in Febres Cordero, six months earlier, while the straw
was in its final months of growth, a hat manufacturer in Texas had placed its
annual purchase orders with several New York-based representatives of Cuenca
The compound has its own electricity, hot water, and sewage facilities. Its lawns
are manicured and its road paved. While Lago Agrio itself has few telephones,
and most of them don't work, dormitories at the compound have phones in each ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VaterOlsen - LibraryThing
Tom Miller explores how Panama Hats are made and sold from the straw to Resistol in the United States. Along the way he describles the people and places he encounters. This book contains a bibliography and index. Read full review
The Panama hat trail: a journey from South AmericaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Though offering perhaps more about Panama hats than the reader might ever want to know, this is a satisfying travel book that tells much else about Ecuador and its peoples. The growing, harvesting ... Read full review