Through Travel and Error (Paperback)

Confessions of an Asylum-Seeking Canadian

By Matt Hamilton

iUniverse, 9781935278535, 292pp.

Publication Date: May 5, 2009

List Price: 20.95*
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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.