Right Beyond the Horizon Paperback – Illustrated, Import
Paperback, Illustrated, Import
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About the Author
Christopher Many, born in New York City in 1970 to an American father and German mother, has always had a knack of breaking conventional norms and following his own dreams. More than anything else, he wanted to find out what lies "beyond the horizon". After completing an apprenticeship as a boat builder in Bavaria, Christopher lived modestly at various locations, alternatively working and backpacking through the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Australia. In 1997 Christopher set off on his first motorbike world trip with Puck, his Yamaha Tenere and rode from Germany to New Zealand via India. Three years later he returned to Europe, found a job in Scotland, and began to save up for his next venture: a round-the-world voyage with an ailing Land Rover he bought for only GBP700 (a little over $1,000). He named the Landy Matilda, and between 2002 and 2010 they journeyed together for 3,000 days through 100 countries. His book about this trip, Left Beyond the Horizon: A Land Rover Odyssey, became a bestseller. In 2012, reunited with Puck and with his partner Laura Pattara, Christopher spent four years riding from Europe to Australia. Right Beyond the Horizon: A Motorcycle Odyssey tells the story of his most recent adventure. The future? Well, last we heard he's preparing his fourth trip. Only one thing seems certain: even after 19 years on the road, Christopher has no intentions of settling down with still so much to explore on our wonderfully strange planet...
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I appreciate the dialog that Mr Many uses to outline his thoughts and perspectives of a long term world traveler. His insights are worth consideration. The one thing that is annoying, and its the same in his other book "Left Beyond the Horizon", is his biased hatred of the USA. He seldom passes up a chance to revile and sling mud at anything and everything related to the USA. In every other instance, when discussing politics and people, Mr Many makes a clear distinction between the two. He will present both sides of an argument as to why people put up with or live the way they do..unless he is talking about America (as in the USA ). IN these cases he will point out, ad nausieum, every bad or questionable thing the US has ever done. For example, when discussing the jarring behavior of many Chinese tourists in the West, he excuses the behavior as a result of a different culture and customs...fair enough. But then he goes to to say that Americans are worse..loud and obnoxious .... no modifiers...just lots of that kind of thing.
Final comment...the price is a bit high for an ebook.... not sure why the gouging is going on here.
All in all, if you can stomach the constant jabs at the USA, it is a good and fun read. I recommend it.