"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 ... [This tells of his continuing journey, from Australia with a side trip - without his motorcycle - to New Zealand.] Sam narrowly misses a serious wipeout 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"--Publisher's description.