The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the by Nick Thorpe

By Nick Thorpe

The awesome Danube either cuts throughout and connects valuable Europe, flowing via and along ten international locations: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. vacationing its complete size from east to west, opposed to the river’s stream, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long trip that ends up in a brand new viewpoint on Europe this day. Thorpe’s account is own, conversational, humorous, instant, and uniquely observant—everything a reader expects within the top go back and forth writing.
Immersing himself within the Danube’s waters in the course of day-by-day morning swims, Thorpe likewise turns into immersed within the histories of the lands associated by means of the river. He observes the river’s ecological stipulations, a few discouraging and others hopeful, and encounters archaeological is still that whisper of human groups sustained by means of the river over 8 millennia. so much attention-grabbing of all are the standard and amazing humans alongside the way—the ferrymen and fishermen, employees within the fields, shopkeepers, beekeepers, waitresses, smugglers and border policemen, felony and unlawful immigrants, and lots of extra. For readers who expect their very own trips at the Danube, in addition to those that merely dream of seeing the good river, this publication can be a special and valuable guide.

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