Odyssey to Ushuaia: A Motorcycling Adventure from New York to Tierra Del Fuego
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Odyssey to Ushuaia: A Motorcycling Adventure from New York to Tierra Del Fuego

by Andres Carlstein
     
 

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What makes a man sell all he owns and ride a motorcycle 22,000 miles from his hometown in upstate New York to the southernmost tip of South America? Some call it craziness; Latinos call it “cojones.” This funny, fast-paced narrative follows a young man in his search for meaning, adventure, and the best rum in Latin America. Battling rough roads,

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What makes a man sell all he owns and ride a motorcycle 22,000 miles from his hometown in upstate New York to the southernmost tip of South America? Some call it craziness; Latinos call it “cojones.” This funny, fast-paced narrative follows a young man in his search for meaning, adventure, and the best rum in Latin America. Battling rough roads, careening buses, and bribe-taking cops in 14 countries, he discovers breathtaking beauty as well as what it feels like to hit a truck head-on. He and his companions for much of the trip—two bikers he met over the Internet—form an unlikely and amusing trio. In the tradition of Road Fever and Motorcycle Diaries, Odyssey to Ushuaia is a riot for every reader, and absolutely essential for those planning a similar trip. Loaded with insider information such as how to bribe cops and not lose one’s savings, how to cross a border without going crazy, how to handle an accident, and much more, it also features an appendix with the detailed trip lists from all three riders.

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“It’s a fast-paced book. You won’t be bored.”  —South American Explorer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556524400
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Andrés Carlstein is a technical writer for a computer software company in New York City. He lives in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

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