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Sam Manicom's dynamic fourth book is an enticing yet frequently challenging motorcycle journey across the dramatic landscapes of Mexico, the United States and Canada. Sam's partner Birgit is no longer a novice motorcyclist - riding through southern Africa and South America turned her into a rider capable of facing any challenge. But Sam was worried.
As they arrived into North America they had been travelling around the world by motorcycle for six years and he was beginning to think that North America was going to be easy; too easy in fact. Were all the challenges of travel in the developing world countries going to be missing? Sam couldn't have been more wrong.
Samuel Johnson wrote, "The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them how they are." After all, aren't these some of the main reasons for going travelling? To experience as many different things and ways of life as possible? To discover new and wonderful things, but also to have preconceived ideas challenged.
This true-life story has more twists and turns than a Rocky Mountain Pass, and more surprises than anyone could expect. As it did them, at times it could challenge you too. Woven into this surprising story are canyons, cowboys, idyllic beaches, bears, mountains, Californian Vineyards, gun-toting policemen with grudges, glaciers, exploding volcanoes, dodgy border crossings, and some of the most stunning open roads that a traveler could ever wish to see.
A gripping rollercoaster of a journey across North America. Sam and Birgit are thrown into a completely new set of challenges. These adventures bring alive the history, geography, human relationships and the pure joy of the open road.
©2011 Sam H.N. Manicom (P)2017 Sam H.N. Manicom
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By Tanya on 05-04-17

Brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant! I only wish there was another book after this one! I would recommend this to anyone!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Theodore John on 08-05-18

Yet another fantastic part to his series

I've loved every book Sam has release and this one is no exception. It pleases me greatly when an author narrates their own book because they bring to you their actual emotions when they tell their story. Sam does it here again.

Bravo Sam. Such a pleasure to experience this book with you. Come back to the USA and really see the country, just avoid the cities and experience real America.

I defy you to get this book and NOT enjoy it. Well worth the money and time.

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By mike on 02-06-18

Remarkable

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Once under it's spell why would you not go and buy a bike and travel the world. Well, yes I'm sure there are lots of reasons, but this book is the next best thing. Sam's delivery is spot on. His observations of who he meets and where he goes are so well described extending well beyond the obvious. I think I have read all Sam's books now and have considerable disappointment there are no more to come. Many thanks Sam!

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Selin on 07-04-17

Another brilliant book by Sam

I've read two of Sam's books and listened to two of them. They are all brilliant. When narrating his audiobooks he's like that diverting story teller around the camp fire. If you like travel books (motorcycle or not), Sam's books are a must. Tortillas to Totems is no exception!

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By james elward on 01-18-18

The much anticipated end to an exceptional journey

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Do yourself a favor, if you haven't listened to the first 3 of Sam's books - what are you doing with your life! Once again, listening to Sam's own telling of his round the world journey is just amazing. The people, the places and Sam's unique insights into the world of adventure travel is such a pleasure. I so often re-listen to Sams travel when i need some reassurance that the world is not all about the 9 to 5 and that not all people are just in it for themselves. This last installment is another testament to what adventure travel is about and the only disappointing part is that it's the final chapter of such an inspirational journey.

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By Travis on 10-19-17

Epic!

What a fantastic story, and what wonderful people. I'm going to miss these two, they've been my companion in the car for the last few weeks and the way he writes has really made me feel connected with them and their journey. Do yourself a favor, buy this audio book! 😄

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