MacQuarrie spent several years in South America traveling the length of the Andes, exploring the lives of many famous (and infamous) travelers before him. From Charles Darwin to Pablo Escobar, from the discoverer (?) of Machu Picchu to the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the author presents their stories vividly. From Che Guevara to Thor Heyerdahl, he tracks their paths and journeys, uncovering new exciting facts about them. The book is an interesting one, a travel memoir that painlessly includes fascinating South American history. We, as Americans, who know so little about our southern neighbors, this should be a must read. You will not be disappointed!