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Old 08-06-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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New Book - 'Far Horizons'

A Brit's discovery of North America: http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=2139

Available in the US/Canada as an ebook or via Amazon (print on demand) or can be ordered from the publishers Troubador (UK)
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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So I'm reading this book and have thus far made it to chapter 6. I find the view of Americans quite entertaining.


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Old 08-07-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Ha ha. I hope you enjoy the rest of it. Thanks for buying.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:51 AM   #4
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So far I really like it. I'm still finding the humor quite entertaining.


I read quite a few motorcycle travel books, but they are pretty much always about some far off third world country so it's quite different reading about exploring my home from a travelers perspective. As I mentioned before, it's entertaining reading about your preconceived notions and what you are actually finding it to be. It's also quite entertaining reading about things that you find so crazy or strange (like bears and guns) are so trivial and normal to us. It's almost like the US is the far off uncivilized Russia or wherever I've read about in other books.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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I think we all, everywhere, suffer from a dose of stereotyping. Strangely enough, our most recent trip was primarily to Russia (with a lot of other countries thrown in for good measure) and we found the Russians to be very entertaining too!

As far as the North American trip went I just wrote what I saw - and I didn't really want to go home at the end...
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:10 AM   #6
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:12 AM   #7
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I think we all, everywhere, suffer from a dose of stereotyping.

that's human nature, what our brains do. when we experience the unknown, our brains package together what we hope to or think to expect.

travel breaks those molds
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:01 PM   #8
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just ordered mine online, thanks to this post otherwise I wouldn't have heard of the book. Looking forward to the read!
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:30 AM   #9
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that's human nature, what our brains do. when we experience the unknown, our brains package together what we hope to or think to expect.

travel breaks those molds
Absolutely, couldn't agree more!

Thanks for buying Nickcamera. I hope you enjoy it and welcome any feedback.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #10
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Now I have to buy a Kindle

Because this looks interesting.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #11
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Kindle app on your phone. Free and works great.
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #12
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Had that on the other phone.
Screen is too small.

My wife bought me a Kindle Fire HD today.
This will be the first book on it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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My wife bought me a Kindle Fire HD today.
This will be the first book on it. [/QUOTE]

Now that is what I call a very nice wife. 5 star plus

Your support is ace!
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:22 PM   #14
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'Far Horizons' on the Galapagos

So there I was hiking through the Galapagos Island's on my Honeymoon and all I could think about was where can I find a place to sit down and continue reading 'Far Horizons'.
I'm actually serious..
Like many of those born in the Y Generation, I have a rather short attention span and reading a book that's over 500 pages seems like the impossible but I must admit, I was sad when I turned to the last page, I wanted more.

I've read every motorcycle travel book i could get my hands on and I must say, this is the best one i've read yet!!
The writing style has an amazing flow to it and it has great storytelling. Its a great read and I want more!
I plan to call Max's BMW & Touratech and suggest they carry this book, I think all BMW riders would really enjoy it!!

And if you don't believe me about the Galapagos thing, check out the link below!
https://plus.google.com/photos/11595...K-m44HuiJO5uQE
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:14 AM   #15
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So there I was hiking through the Galapagos Island's on my Honeymoon and all I could think about was where can I find a place to sit down and continue reading 'Far Horizons'.
I'm actually serious..
Like many of those born in the Y Generation, I have a rather short attention span and reading a book that's over 500 pages seems like the impossible but I must admit, I was sad when I turned to the last page, I wanted more.

I've read every motorcycle travel book i could get my hands on and I must say, this is the best one i've read yet!!
The writing style has an amazing flow to it and it has great storytelling. Its a great read and I want more!
I plan to call Max's BMW & Touratech and suggest they carry this book, I think all BMW riders would really enjoy it!!

And if you don't believe me about the Galapagos thing, check out the link below!
https://plus.google.com/photos/11595...K-m44HuiJO5uQE
Hi Nick, I have to admit that reading your comments was a very emotional moment to me. I originally wrote the book and self-published it for my grandchildren to be (haven't arrived yet!) and I guess that explains the writing style. I really didn't know if anyone would like it. I wonder if you would consider posting this as a review in http://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=2139 and Amazon. No worries if you don't want to.

Thanks again mate, and do enjoy the rest of your honeymoon!! The next book is in the writing at the moment and covers our trip last year to Russia and a few other places. Andy

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