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Where the Road Ends

Where the Road Ends

Author(s): Binka le Breton

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 1900s

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In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to uproot themselves from their home in Washington, D.C. and start a new life in Brazil. “Where the Road Ends” is their story of building a house, a rainforest research centre, and a new dream. Since then, they’ve learned how to work with the trees, the animals, the weather, the local community, and each other. Their technology now ranges from the oxcart to the internet, and in 2000 they opened a rainforest conservation and research center that is visited by foreign researchers and Brazilian school children. From meeting their resident cowboy, Albertinho, to beheading snakes, to chauffeuring a local wedding – the adventures described here are unparalleled. This delightful memoir takes the armchair traveler deep into another world where matters of providing food and shelter can never be taken for granted. Binka and Robin have embarked on an adventure that many readers only dream about – transplanting themselves in a different country and learning (often the hard way) what it takes to survive and flourish.

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A beautifully crafted memoirs of setting up home in Brazil.

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