Terry Pindell crisscrosses Mexico by train, and in doing so he weaves a travel classic, one of those books that manages to combine the sights and smells and colors of today's Mexico with a fascinating, erudite analysis of Mexico's political, economic, geologic, and cultural history. Insightful, readable, respectful, and exhaustively researched, Pindell has written an excellent travel narrative.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Planes, trains, and automobiles (and buses) take Pindell and translator/traveling companion Lourdes Ramirez Mallis on a coast to coat and north to south tour of Mexico. This book is a companion (disclaimer: I haven't read the others) to his previous trips across Canada and the United States in similar style. Pindell provides a useful thumbnail of Mexican history, geography, and culture, alternating between descriptions of the current-day trip and historical … more