The legendary city of “El Dorado”, the ultimate discovery. Percy Fawcett, a renowned explorer of his time, set out on his search for the “Lost City of Z” as he had nicknamed it. After barely surviving several exploratory expeditions he tried once more in the mid 1920s.
And was never seen again.
“The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon” by David Grann sheds some light on what happened to this legendary explorer, and is one of my favorite books about travel.
In Part II of my interview with David Grann, we delve into the adventures that made up the book and some of the trials and tribulations he encountered while trying to track down this lost explorer around the globe and into the depths of the Amazon.
David’s story is fascinating on so many levels, and truly inspires the adventurer in all of us.
In This Episode:
- Finding the map of Fawcett’s actual path.
- Telling his wife that he was going after this crazy adventurer.
- Getting permission to visit the territories of these tribes.
- Finding a folk tale of Faucet among the local tribes.
- His new project about the Osage Nation.
and much more!
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