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  1. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it. This was a biographical tale of a guy's trek to Machu Picchu with a group of random tourists. It's a light, quick read really worth $3.99 for the Amazon digital copy. The story was filled with humor and insight. It's not an epic journey but if you're considering going there this book is a must read. It gives you the straight dope on just how arduous hiking the Inca trail can be for those who haven't prepared for it. I know that I will neve I thoroughly enjoyed this story and highly recommend it. This was a biographical tale of a guy's trek to Machu Picchu with a group of random tourists. It's a light, quick read really worth $3.99 for the Amazon digital copy. The story was filled with humor and insight. It's not an epic journey but if you're considering going there this book is a must read. It gives you the straight dope on just how arduous hiking the Inca trail can be for those who haven't prepared for it. I know that I will never take this journey even though I had given it some thought 40 years ago when I was young but had no money to do such a thing. The story includes facts about the Incas as presented by the tour guide of the group, and little anecdotes about the members of this particular group. It gives you an idea of how these tours are given and what amenities you can expect. There are moments in the story that are literally laugh out loud funny. The story is told in first person from the author's point of view. It was as if a wild and crazy friend was telling me about his trip to Machu Picchu with all of the good, the bad, and the wonder. I must admit that I was expecting to see some photos at the end of the book but the only photo you get is on the front cover.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joan Buell

    I enjoyed this book so much it definitely gets five stars. This trek to Machu Pichu is so vivid, and touched with humor as well as reality. I felt the pain and exhaustion, was awed by the grandeur, and was convicted of the superficial attitudes of North Americans toward grand experiences. I laughed out loud at times, loved Joel's determination, and especially admired Rosel, the Quechua guide. This short (144 pages) travelogue is like no other...read it! I enjoyed this book so much it definitely gets five stars. This trek to Machu Pichu is so vivid, and touched with humor as well as reality. I felt the pain and exhaustion, was awed by the grandeur, and was convicted of the superficial attitudes of North Americans toward grand experiences. I laughed out loud at times, loved Joel's determination, and especially admired Rosel, the Quechua guide. This short (144 pages) travelogue is like no other...read it!

  3. 5 out of 5

    romeheyer

    Not needing to kill my own knees it was rewarding to read & laugh at the author murdering his own while learning a bit of one of the 7 wonders of the world.. Loved the memoir and would def. pick up anymore of his travel diarys...carry on Joel , and save my body from straining itself.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Ferrell

    Absolutely loved this book!!! The first few pages (or first chapter) I started to put it down. I thought this is moronic. Once he decides he’s going to do this trip it gets interesting. It is amusing and funny. There are times I laughed out loud it was so real and so human. I will now move on to another one if his books.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Necessary

    My son, Michael, Sara, his wife, and son Nicholas, have made two trips to Peru and have been to Machu Picchu, someplace I have always wanted to go, since reading about it as a teenager. Joel Reisig's account of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is at times really funny and at times really scary, but it is loaded with lots of information about the Inca's and their amazing civilization! My son, Michael, Sara, his wife, and son Nicholas, have made two trips to Peru and have been to Machu Picchu, someplace I have always wanted to go, since reading about it as a teenager. Joel Reisig's account of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is at times really funny and at times really scary, but it is loaded with lots of information about the Inca's and their amazing civilization!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Wayne Osborn

    Very fun book, quick read. Loved all the humorous anecdotes. I felt like I was on the trip too! We were supposed to trek into Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail this summer, but that trip has been postponed due to the Covid 19 situation. So I have to live vicariously through books like this. Just makes me look forward to our eventual trip even more!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Patricia A Spring

    Comedic travel journal Very funny, traveling with a group of strangers is a challenge alone not to mention doing it on a physically difficult five day hike. The author shows the unique coping methods of a group of individuals

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    I really enjoyed reading this author's account of his walking trek of about a week on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This was free on Amazon. He made you feel like you were actually there walking and it was fun reading about this experience. I really enjoyed reading this author's account of his walking trek of about a week on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This was free on Amazon. He made you feel like you were actually there walking and it was fun reading about this experience.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Bob

    Good travel story Interesting travel account With humor and good cheer. I don't think my 64 year old knees are up to this trip. Good travel story Interesting travel account With humor and good cheer. I don't think my 64 year old knees are up to this trip.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kathy L

    I liked some parts but really was not happy with vulgarity-obviously for a different audience than me

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sneakygloworm

  12. 5 out of 5

    Robert and Barbara Torrance

  13. 4 out of 5

    sally d cunningham

  14. 5 out of 5

    MaryFrances Ronan

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    Carol B Brown

  16. 5 out of 5

    Joelgiles

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lamar

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lawrence Holmes

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Kennison

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sue Weinreis

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ben Seex

  22. 5 out of 5

    Carol Stamper

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    Norma Kroll

  25. 5 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

    Randy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gerald S. Gauding

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ngdecker

  30. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

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