Guest Post: Dirk Weisiger, author of LEAVE TOMORROW {giveaway}

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LEAVE TOMORROW:
My Ride to the 
Bottom of the World
by
Dirk Weisiger
  
Genre: Memoir / Travel / Inspiration
Date of Publication: October 27, 2017
Number of Pages: 232

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After building a successful business, Dirk Weisiger was ready for something new. But he wasn’t sure what. Maybe a motorcycle adventure, I’ve never done that! 
What followed was a fourteen-month, solo motorcycle journey from Austin, Texas to Ushuaia, Argentina, filled with unexpected adventures, surprises, and lessons about life and travel.  

In this book, you’ll not only enjoy Dirk’s adventure and insights, but find inspiration for your own journey.
(A portion of proceeds from this book help sponsor children at the Colegio Bautista El Calvario private school in Managua, Nicaragua.) 

PRAISE FOR LEAVE TOMORROW:
I may not ride a motorcycle to the bottom of the world, but my soul comes alive when I hear about people smashing fear and following their dreams. This book will truly inspire you.
–Abigail Irene Fisher, traveler and speaker

Leave Tomorrow is a fun, engaging, and thought-provoking read. If you are looking for a blend of humanity, culture, scary moments with a medicine man, military police, attempts at extortion, and unexpected challenges–along with insightful observations and humor, this book will definitely spark your imagination to “live your own movie.”  
–Steve Scott, business coach and author of Wings to Fly

This inspiring and entertaining book is just the tonic needed to get you up out of your chair and ready to “Leave Tomorrow.”
–Julie Mundy, Guidebook Author and Travel Blogger, Australia

For everyone thinking of a new adventure, a new life, or even a new venture: DO IT.
–Jim Rogers, bestselling author of Investment Biker and Street Smarts 
This is not the first book I’ve read on riding to Ushuaia, but it is probably the most enjoyable. Dirk writes about his experiences in an upbeat manner, taking each experience and each day in perspective.
–Muriel Farrington, Ambassador, BMW Motorcycles of America


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A portion of proceeds from this book help sponsor children at the Colegio Bautista El Calvario private school in Managua, Nicaragua.) 
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GuestPost

Into Bolivia as a Citizen of Texas, Colombia

Guest Post by Dirk Weisiger

I’d heard horror stories of US citizens having a hard time traveling through Bolivia.

My new British friend, Ian and I decided to ride through Bolivia together. He was riding a Yamaha, but he knew more about my BMW than I did since he’d owned one before.

As we reached the border of Peru and queued up in the line, a man stepped out from the crowd and asked us to pay five dollars to cross the bridge to the immigration station. We paid, but it seemed odd.

Odd was about to get even odder.

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As we waited in line to have our passports stamped, Ian received his as they waved him through. I, on the other hand, was ushered to another room because I didn’t have a visa.

They wanted to deport me back to Peru to get a visa. An Argentine rider persuaded the policeman to let me apply for the visa there at the border. Twenty dollars to help “the children” persuaded the official to let me stay.

After seven—yes, seven—hours obtaining bank documents and proving I’d be staying in La Paz, and then verifying I was gainfully employed, the officials gave me a visa. “Gave” might not be the right word since it cost three hundred dollars.

On the positive side, I’m now the proud owner of a ten-year visa to the country of Bolivia.

Fair enough, it’s their country. It seems the officials of Bolivia simply make Americans do what we make foreign visitors to our country do. As I headed for the Iron Horse, I noticed my backpack had been stolen. My laptop was inside… with all my travel writings.

I was totally deflated. This was the low point of my trip, and I was ready to head back to Texas.

“Cheer up, mate,” Ian chirped, snapping me out of my gloom. We had a three-hour ride before nightfall. Never underestimate the power of a good riding buddy. So, onward to La Paz.

All through Bolivia, I followed Ian through the gas stations. If you’re a foreigner, you pay double for fuel, as it’s subsidized for citizens by the government. If your home country wasn’t on the computer list, you couldn’t buy gasoline.

GP 3 Image 2 for BoliviaEngland was on the list. I never saw the USA. They never scrolled down that far.

As we were about to leave the country, the gas station attendant asked for my passport. I quickly showed her my Texas driver’s license—well, we were a Republic once. She didn’t see Texas on her list.

“Where is that?” she asked.

I pointed to the first country I saw, Colombia. “Texas is a little province in the north, near the Amazon. Delighted, she wrote down Texas, Colombia.

I don’t know if US citizens can buy gas in Bolivia, but a Texan can!

 

Dirk Weisiger is a travel trekker, trick roper, and storyteller. He’s the author of the new book, Leave Tomorrow: My Ride to the Bottom of the World. Dirk has always enjoyed speaking to groups, spinning tales, ropes, and offering lessons he’s learned in adventures of life and business. He’s traveled to five continents and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of all Dirk loves people and believes that making new friends is the best part of travel.
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