Tracks and Horizons: 26 Countries on a Motorcycle

Travel, Biographies & Memoirs

By Ed Caggiani

Publisher : CreateSpace

ABOUT Ed Caggiani

Ed Caggiani
Writer/translator (Spanish to English)



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, guided his motorcycle through rain and snow storms, rode on dirt and cobblestone roads, was chased by the FBI, was shot at in Bolivia during a revolutionary war, and had a serious accident due to a mechanical failure in Panama that left him
hospitalized for 17 days. The experiences in this book demonstrate a human being's tenacity and triumph in the face of adversity, and shows that anything is possible. There is always something more just beyond the horizon...and as the horizon expands, our limits disappear.

Originally written in Spanish by Carlos Caggiani, "Tracks and Horizons" was translated into English by his son Ed, working in conjunction with Carlos to ensure the accuracy of events and to remain faithful to the original Spanish telling.

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