The travel bug bites hard, but motorcycle travel bites deep.
The 2nd book in the adventure series.
Novice biker Sam Manicom left his job and sold his house to ride a motorbike the length of Africa. But once the travel bug bit, he couldn't stop. 'Under Asian Skies', like his first book 'Into Africa', is packed with adventure. Sam narrowly escapes a serious wipe out in the vast Australian Outback, falls critically ill in Thailand and is rescued by a prostitute, gets arrested in Madras, dodges the manic traffic of India's Grand Trunk Road and rides sheet ice on the road home through Turkey.
To make ends meet, he works as a fruit picker in Australia. He meets hippies, aborigines and escapees from the law, gets involved with smugglers and falls in love.
What shines through is his sheer joy of being on the road, and the pure adrenaline buzz that each day can bring. Every day holds an adventure and once again, those adventures demand that Sam's Guardian Angel is on hand to work overtime. Just one man, a motorcycle and a dream being lived - every day.
More Reviews of 'Under Asian Skies':
'Sam has the skills of the storyteller and this book easily transports you into three years of journey across Asia. He manages to bring the sounds, scents and heat of Asia to life without wordy overkill and he has obviously researched his historical facts carefully.' HorizonsUnlimited.com
'What sets this book apart is the detail in the narrative... It's the positive human relationships that make this story, from simple welcomes along the road to meeting life- long friends...' The Rider's Digest
'...a great read.' TBM (Trail Bike & Enduro Magazine)