Tracks and Horizons: 26 Countries on a Motorcycle (Kindle)
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From 1964 to 1966, Carlos Caggiani travelled to 26 countries on a 1947 Indian Chief motorcycle with hardly a penny to his name. At 24 years of age, he embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. He spent time with everyone from poor natives in the Andes mountains, to rich families in the United States. He crossed rivers without bridges, suffered famine, intense heat and cold,...more
Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 (first published July 22nd 2009)
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David K Crabtree
Sometimes when people write about their experiences, they get so deep into the meaning of every expression they see on someomes face or every play of light shinning throught the trees onto a quiet lake. Carlos makes reading this account of his experiences between 1964 and 1966 an easy read with a ligh,t straight forward narrative. Using excerpts from the journal he kept during this long ride, I got to know what it was like to travel with a friend on a heavy old Indian Chief motorcycle through 26...more
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Ed Caggiani
Oct 19, 2010 Ed Caggiani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book was originally written by my father, Carlos A. Caggiani, in Spanish and I recently translated it into English. So I'm obviously biased when I say this is an amazing true life story of a man and his old motorcycle travelling around the world in the 1960's.
Spyder
Having just traveled to most of these places, I really enjoyed the narrative. I had to keep reminding myself that this journey took place almost 45 years earlier. Even still the observations hold true. I'll be rereading this one soon.
Justin
Short but a really good travel book
Candy
I read a good number of memoirs. I enjoy reading about other's lives and what they have learned or the adventure they go on. I always walk away with something. I kept waiting to see what I would walk away with from this book. While, there was a definite sense of adventure, I felt it lacked something. I'm not 100% sure what was missing - I think perhaps some sort of redemption or a sense of how he changed. Perhaps there was none of that and it was simply an adventure. I mean, he did make a large...more
Ed Caggiani
Sep 19, 2010 Ed Caggiani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
This book was originally written by my father, Carlos A. Caggiani, in Spanish and I recently translated it into English. So I'm obviously biased when I say this is an amazing true life story of a man and his old motorcycle travelling around the world in the 1960's.
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Nació en Montevideo, Uruguay el 30 de junio de 1940. Estudió en el Colegio de los Padres Pallotinos, y tecnología mecánica en la UTU (Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay).
En 1962 creó y patentó el calentador instantáneo conocido como SUN ("Soy Una Novedad"), para calentar agua.
Actualmente jubilado, fue empresario e ingeniero, carrera que estudió en Estados Unidos. Escribió varios libros "Deshojand...more
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