Morten Strøksnes

The Tequila Diaries. Through Sierra Madre
Tequila-Dagbøkene. Gjennom Sierra Madre

Morten A. Strøksnes had travelled extensively through one of the world’s most torn and lawless mountain ranges. The journey starts in the desert on the boarder between the US and Mexico and continues through the mythical Sierra Madra range.

He seeks out inaccessible and strange places where violence often reigns and deep in the mountains he meets Mormons, opium farmers, bandits and isolated Mexican Indian tribes with incredible skills, be that of bare foot runners or shamans. Strøksnes follows in the footprints of the Norwegian explorers Carl Lumholtz and Helge Ingstad during parts of the trip.

The Tequila Diaries shows us a world that only very few know and where strangers are welcomed. The book presents us with violated villages, tough life stories, drug dispute, illegal immigrants, forbidden sacred places and extreme landscapes of dreams, loss, stone and sun. Strøksnes captures the wildness and beauty of the mountains all the way to Mexico City.

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