To escape from modern life and do something different had always been Phil Beswick’s dream. Spending a month as a volunteer at a Nepalese orphanage led to him questioning his life’s values and making him determined to turn that dream into reality. So, giving away most of his possessions, he escaped from his suffocating career to set out on a passionate yearlong journey of self-discovery and adventure, helping others around the world. On his travels he took part in various charity and voluntary projects including house building in Sri Lanka, working in an animal rescue centre in Thailand and teaching English in Cambodia. His adventure culminated in an inspirational 798km pilgrimage across Northern Spain, raising money for a charity close to his heart. ‘Soaring with Eagles, Flying with Turkeys?’ is his account of that journey, a true story encompassing every human emotion from tears and laughter to humility and compassion – a truly inspirational story that demonstrates just what the human spirit is capable of.
British author Phil Beswick’s first release is the story of himself, who, like most other people, is an ordinary, regular, working class guy. On turning the milestone age of 40 he suffered his own adversity, leading him to re-evaluate that there was maybe far more to life than living from day to day in a career that had ceased to be a challenge. He decided to do something different that would truly change the direction of his life. Taking the decision to volunteer abroad, Phil spent nearly a month in an orphanage in Nepal helping those far less fortunate than himself. On returning to the UK, he realised that he had to do more, see more and try to help others and heal himself at the same time. So, planning a 12 month trip of purposeful travel around Asia, New Zealand and Australia, he decided to combine a love of travel with helping other people - and animals too. He gave away most of his possessions and took the brave step of breaking away from the career that was no longer enjoyable and one that was truly suffocating his creativity. Leaving England and everything familiar behind, he began his journey in Sri Lanka, in September 2011, helping those affected by the aftermath of the Tsunami. From there he travelled purposefully for 12 months before returning to the UK in August 2012. But his adventure didn’t end there. Within weeks he was heading off to Spain to walk the 900km Camino de Santiago, raising money for Bury Hospice - his hometown’s terminally ill hospice. Self-financing all of his journey, Phil travelled to 14 countries, volunteering in 9 of them. Along the way he met some amazing and inspirational people. What makes his story so compelling and amazing is that Phil, whilst trying to find his own place within the world, found the strength and courage to overcome and deal with his problems by helping others. All of his experiences, feelings and emotions are here and are very real. ‘Soaring with Eagles, Flying with Turkeys’ is the true story of a two year period in an ordinary man’s life with no cameras, production crew, or bottomless budget. What makes his story even more special is that Phil always knew he had to write a book, not quite knowing why, yet knowing he must do so. Combining a wonderful mix of humour, travel and adventure and the passion of helping the world in our own small way, this book may well help restore your faith in humanity and it may also question your own pathway and purpose in life. Truly inspirational.
Descrizione libro Hotpot Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 226 pages. 9.00x0.57x6.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0957540000