Wednesday, March 20, 2024

How to Recreate the Journey You Never Took and Stop Going the Wrong Way

With his trusty Moto Guzzi Le Mans as his companion, Chris Donaldson set out to explore the world, leaving behind a city torn apart by sectarian violence. As he travels across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, he encounters a cast of characters that will change his life forever.  

Chris was the UK Master Franchisor for a fitness company, developed a health and fitness franchise, and a mobile app company in Dubai where he lived for eight years with his family on a forty-seven-foot yacht.

As Chris navigates the challenges and joys of the open road, he learns important lessons about perseverance, friendship, and the importance of following one's dreams.

His memoir, "Going the Wrong Way" is not just a travel memoir but a story about finding oneself amid chaos and the transformative power of travel.

His story will motivate and challenge you to never give up and you will realize your goals.

Come with Chris Donaldson on this roller-coaster ride of self-discovery, and you will not be disappointed as there is a near-death experience around every corner! Over 40,000 miles (not counting 10,000 more crewing on an ocean-going racing yacht) through 33 countries - there are enough harum-scarum life lessons to keep you listening on!

All along the way, there are formidable roadblocks: trigger-happy boy soldiers with AK-47s in war-torn Africa, the Sahara Desert, the Andes, waves the size of Everest that threaten to sweep him overboard, hepatitis E in South America, and PTSD when he got home - and that's only the half of it.

This odyssey, seen through the eyes of someone in their early 20s, fresh for the Belfast troubles and lived out in the early 1980s, is raw in its exposure but thoughtful in its deliberations and revealing about the regimes and cultures it passes through.


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