The author does a great job of taking you along on his adventure (and sometimes mis-adventure). Hilarity ensues when pushing the limits of his rudimentary Spanish, stays at should be condemned hotels, and develops an immense dislike for turn signals being left on. If you have ever been on a trip with someone whose personality you didn't completely connect with, you will undoubtedly enjoy and understand the situations he finds himself in. If you have even a remote sense of adventure, you will enjoy this book. My wife is not a fan of this book (and no, she didn't read it), because it has rekindled my desire to buy a KLR650.