Five and a half years traveling the world’s remotest badlands and untouched Edens . . .
It’s a dream many of us have had but few have lived. Gary Mancuso left behind a lucrative career to set out on the ultimate journey. Trekking back in time with New Guinea’s former cannibals, hunting with Pygmies of the Congo Basin, he wandered seven continents, encountering many of the world’s remaining traditional cultures. And in totalitarian Myanmar and North Korea, he saw governance at its horrific worst.
Along the way, Gary attended a Madagascan highland feast with an exhumed corpse as guest of honor, and moved to the hypnotic primal rhythms of a Borneo death celebration. He escaped from a Chinese jail, faced down crooked police in Caracas, got staggering drunk with Sufis near the Chechen border, rode with Brazilian cops on a drug bust, and fought off muggers and corrupt officials at every turn.
This is a true story about a man who gambled everything to fulfill his dream. The Last Places on Earth is a wild ride into the planet’s remaining wonders. It is also a tale of love and loss and personal discovery, which will hold you spellbound from start to finish.
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