Bloomington, IN, June 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Leaving your 9-to-5 comfort zone
True adventures lead Canadian across Europe, Southern Africa
Trough Travel and Error (published by iUniverse) by Matt Hamilton is a candid, witty and fascinating travel journal. It shares the escapades, philosophies and confessions of a young Canadian man who chooses to say good-bye to everything he knows and embrace the vast world outside his comfort zone with the enthusiasm of a true adventurer.
Hamilton’s first step -- buy a one-way ticket to Scotland to get out of the rut of a nine to five job in the insurance industry. But he had no plan, no guidebook, no itinerary, yet his goal was to travel the entire planet. In his book, Hamilton details the experiences, adventures and observations of a young, cocky and naïve Canadian’s journey across Europe and Southern Africa. Each of the loosely linked short stories provide insight into the alternative side of the world of backpacking.
Readers will experience extraordinarily, interesting times for Hamilton including:
* Working for a notorious British gangster in the Canary Islands
* Living in odd and strange places including brothels and caves
* Being granted political asylum in South Africa (Canada’s first -- according to Amnesty International)
* The dangers and beauties of Africa travel including being in a bus accident and stranded in the middle of nowhere with nothing to his name
* The fascinating people you meet, including a guy who firmly believed that he had been abducted by aliens.
* The beauties, simplicities and hardships of rural life in Southern Africa. Stories come from his time spent in remote Malawian villages or in the South Africa’s Transkei region, an area of the country that is yet to be discovered and remains traditional and timeless
“My traveling experiences, be it the exposure to new cultures and ideas, new environments and, of course, the incredible variety of people helped teach me what is important in life and how to deal with the frustrations of the past,” Hamilton said.
He pulls no punches when it comes to the experiences and especially when he has to make a very difficult decision at the end of the book. Hamilton is currently working on a second book of his journeys. Visit him online at www.madmattysworld.com.
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