How much of your life is true, and how much do you accept only because it's easy? What if you could leave that old life behind? Just burn it down, drop off the map and live among strangers who know nothing about the person you're supposed to be? Do you have any idea what you'd discover? Vagabond Dreams is a true story of awakening amongst a cast of fascinating characters aHow much of your life is true, and how much do you accept only because it's easy? What if you could leave that old life behind? Just burn it down, drop off the map and live among strangers who know nothing about the person you're supposed to be? Do you have any idea what you'd discover? Vagabond Dreams is a true story of awakening amongst a cast of fascinating characters at the farthest margins of the map. At its heart is the uncompromising vision of rising beyond one's self imposed limitations and truly living. This powerful map to Road Wisdom is for brave travelers determined to embrace personal freedom and create the life of their choice. Who are you without your boxes? Are you ready to find out?...
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Vagabond Dreams Reviews
Ryan's personal quest to inner freedom has led him to various interesting and remote places in Central America. I really had a blast reading this book, but some greater questions are still left unanswered or the motivation for doing things has ben left unanswered. I did not like the usage of exceptional difficult English words (but tha'ts very personal), and it was a pity that the printing quality wasn't that great, but that didn't keep me from enjoying the travellers tale. I wonder whether Ryan figured out that being on the road was his personal view of being free, I had the idea he didn't (yet) understand that this is different for everyone and it will not always include actual travel. The ending was a bit of a let-down, maybe open for a next version?
I was lucky enough to receive this as a Goodreads giveaway. What an amazing adventure. I know all about being bitten by the travel bug, however before reading this book, enjoyed seeing it in 5★ style. To be able to follow the road less travelled without a schedule, plan, or fear, must have been amazing, be it unconventional to most of us. Whilst South America isn't my vagabond dream, I do believe we can learn alot about what's really important, instead of complying to how society expects us to be and aspire us to have.
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this through the Goodreads giveaway, so thank you.What a fantastic adventure must have been had while writing this novel, it has totally renewed my desire to go travelling myself, fantastic book to escape with.
A great Kindle present from my niece Eva. Refreshing travel writing, although books always involve travelling.
3.5 stars. As any successful travel does, Murdock's journey in Central America brings discoveries and transformation, whose unfolding into the author's mind and heart represents the most interesting part of the book. His considerations about socially correct lifestyles, "finding a place that suits you rather than crushing yourself to fit into a space", and, ultimately, freedom, are what enthused me and clutched my mind. The story, instead, sounds sometimes too fabricated and clashes with the genuine tone of the account.After the author presented himself as a lone traveller who avoids even the slightest conversation with other travellers he encounters on the road and moves forward on his own, unique path, all of a sudden we find him hooked up with a couple of guys and, soon after, moving about Nicaragua in the company of five people. Obviously, he found like-minded people, yet the transition from all-by-himself to companionable guy is quite abrupt, with no apparent reason.Some episodes in the story sound forced in, as if Murdock introduced them only to stir the setting and get some action, but in fact they break the intimate flow of the narration. Also, some details and expressions are very commonplace (Ivannia's "long, soft lashes with eyes deep as wells" and "smooth tanned legs", her singing – "like a bird kissed by the morning sun"- answered from time to time by her mother's from the kitchen, girls girlishly biting their lips… and so on), maybe to give the story a well-recognizable, "romantic" tinge, but in fact they taste stale, and dent the honesty of the story.
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