Through Travel and Error

Confessions of an Asylum-Seeking Canadian

by Matt Hamilton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/7/2009

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781935278542
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781935278535

About the Book

Determined to find more to life than sitting behind a desk pushing paper, Matt Hamilton leaves Ottawa, Canada, with only a pack on his back, a one-way ticket to Glasgow, Scotland, and a goal—to find not only himself, but also a country more conducive to his mentality and lifestyle.

Having never travelled anywhere on his own, let alone outside of North America, Hamilton is determined to leave behind his uneventful days in Canada and dives headfirst into a spontaneous voyage around the planet. As he journeys from Glasgow to Ireland to the Netherlands, he fully anticipates facing insurmountable challenges, valuable lessons, and eye-opening experiences along the way. Little does he know that pursuing his quest will include witnessing the behavior of heroin addicts, living in brothels, and working for gangsters.

Candid and witty, this fascinating travel journal shares the escapades, philosophies, and confessions of a young man who chose to say good-bye to everything he knew and embrace the vast world outside his comfort zone with the enthusiasm of a true adventurer.

About the Author

Matt Hamilton was born and raised in Canada. Ten years after his initial venture into the world of travel, he considers the warmer parts of the planet, preferably the places where shoes are optional, to be his home.