Travel is deeply ingrained in our psyche. The world wouldn’t be what it is today if humans hadn’t ventured out of Africa a long time ago. This is a migrant’s story, someone who ventured out of his homeland, embraced the challenges and opportunities that came his way and made an honest attempt to give it his best shot. By his own admission, he didn’t have much going for him except his willingness to seek the unknown, trusting his instincts and seeing where life took him. The result is a pacey read, about an ordinary life but full of unexpected turns, peaks, troughs, successes and failures. We get to travel the world with the author.
What did I get out reading this book? A, it is hugely entertaining, full of incidents that flow in a smooth roll and B, there are some lessons in there. Attitude is everything. Embrace life. Be bold. Take your chances and life can take you to places and teach you lessons about the world and about yourself. Isn’t that what living is all about?