On an expedition among Indians, cocaine smugglers and grave robbers in Guatemala
The Temple Hunter: On an expedition among Indians, cocaine smugglers and grave robbers in Guatemala is an unpretentious and sometimes harsh story about an explorer's love for the Mayan ruins and caves in Guatemala. It is a journey into a land of blood, sweat and tears, where the happy ending is not a foregone conclusion. Christian Lygum Christensen writes with the explorer's fire and enthusiasm, and we are with him as blind passengers in pleasure and distress when he describes his expeditions and the very often dangerous experiences.
The book is divided into the accounts of 10 expeditions to Guatamala in the period 1990-2013. The 1990 expedition also looks back at the author's first two expeditions in 1986 and 1988. The book is rounded off with a chapter on the history of the Maya.
The picture page oozes humid jungle, terrifying, armed militias, pleasant encounters with the jungle people, the descendants of the Mayan Indians and claustrophobic cave descents with the finds from the Mayan culture, which is also part of the driving force behind the author's sense of adventure.
The Temple Hunter is a tour-de-force from the frontline of adventurers and therefore never boring.
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Very exciting, and interesting, couldn't put it down until it was read.
Good book, good price.