I met some Scotish folk this summer who were travelling in Stevenson's footsteps, minus the donkey. Good read, charming for the details of 19th century travel on foot with a donkey through France.
A low-key, almost self-deprecating little travel story, written quite early in his career before Stevenson becme well known. Plenty of local color, a bit of gentle humor. An easy fireside read but somewhat dated by now.
This book is full of wit and wry humor and a quick read. Backpacking must have been a very unusual avocation at the time, judging by the responses of the various villagers he encounters. I enjoyed the extensive use of colorful, archaic vocabulary and his romantic reflections on travel and camping out under the stars. He also includes some interesting historical background about this region of France.
A delightful read about his 1879 journey along the road to Santiago with his donkey, Modestine. This book must have inspired others to follow in his footsteps.
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