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Odyssey to Ushuaia: A Motorcycling Adventure from New York to Tierra del Fuegoby Andres Carlstein
Synopses & Reviews
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 ones 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.
Book News Annotation:
Putting off plans to go to med school, Carlstein chose to take some time off and ride a motorcycle from his home in New York to the tip of Argentina. This book is a memoir of that adventure, which includes accounts of bribery, accidents, food, and how much things cost. It will appeal mainly to those with similar dreams.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About 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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