(Last Updated On: January 19, 2022)
Feature pic for travel memoir Excerpt backpacking Sydney- Amit Vaidya - Forever Roaming the World

Hi everyone I’m so excited to share with you the first exclusive sneak peek into the 1st travel story from Volume 1 from my new travel memoir.

As many regular readers will no doubt know through 2021 while stuck at home in England through Covid restrictions I thought it was the perfect time to reflect and look back at my insane traveling life which span nearly a decade. In doing so I started to write a memoir of sorts.

A 1 year backpacking trip turned into a decade of roaming the world – Volume 1 highlights the incredible yet turbulant first 5 years of my comedic journey. From kamakaze pilots, jungle mishaps to opium addicted locals the evolution was anything but simple! This journey takes you beyond the events but shows how people influenced me, and how I turned from backpacker to nomad. 

Every travel memoir excerpt will be released leading up to the launch which as of speaking will be May 2022 for Volume 1 & September 2022 for Volume 2.

I hope you enjoy Sneak peek post #1: Backpacking Sydney; A new reality And of course sign up for the VIP newsletter for access to exciting FREEBIES, reveals, Pre-sale list and much more

Backpacking sydney: a new reality overview

It was simple, experience the greatest moment of his life in this new reality, then stick to the iron clad plan he arrived with, nothing could deter him from it. There was however one little problem for newbie British backpacker Amit – life! It was never simple.

Backpacking Sydney: A new reality!

Potential snakes, giant spiders, lizards and who knows what else hiding in the foliage underneath the iron spiked fence were of no concern. All that mattered were my feet were firmly on the concrete ledge and hands gripped tight around the rusty spikes of the fence. It was perfect, an un-obstructive view, this is what I was here for.

Anticipation had grown all day, but none more so than this moment. It was so close. Electricity zipped in the air, emanating from the only part of the city lit up to the darkness of this spot high above.

Exclusive travel memoir sneak peak post backpacking sydney- A.Vaidya: forever roaming the world

              ‘Are you kidding me? I’m really about to experience this with my own eyes. This shit doesn’t happen to people like me.’ Professed one of them.

              ‘Nooo It’s not happening, It’s all imaginary, just like everything else over the last few weeks. Of course It’s real. Get used it because this is the new reality. The other one replied.

There were two of them, living rent free in my mind. While most people had one inner voice or an identifiable angel and demon on their shoulders, I was stuck with these two idiots. They constantly switched sides and bickered while I was stuck in the middle. Both popped up whenever they felt like it, said what they wanted and disappeared when they wished to. It was a nightmare at times, but they were me.

Exclusive travel memoir sneak peak post - A.Vaidya: forever roaming the world

Existing through life

Who am I?

I’m nobody, just a guy from England and a life of sob stories (we all have one). Life until a few weeks ago was a prison in a reality I wanted to no part of. I was always deemed as a menace, and disruption because I questioned the norm. 

Personally it made no sense to go through life doing what society deemed as normal, living a boxed up life, doing what was expected and ticking the usual checkboxes. That life of schooling, university, getting a secure career, a mortgage, a car, a family has never been for me. I need adventure, risk and stepping into unknown.

There are people born to settle and build nests and there are those born to be free spirits, I always considered myself a free spirit trapped in a system with no way out. Where I’m from people like me, take to the bottle or stick needles in their veins for escape, and there are those who simply just exist through life but don’t live it.

As much as I hated it, for twenty six years, that’s what I did, Just float through life simply existing. However against the odds I escaped and not through a bottle or through needles. I escaped to the other side of the world to start living it on my terms. How long it will last? Who knows but I got out and the sight in front of me is what dreams are made of.

Exclusive travel memoir sneak peak post - A.Vaidya: forever roaming the world

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Weak will power

The bright lights of Sydney harbour lit it up like a giant flashlight In the darkness, symbolic in a way, the light at the end of my dark tunnel. Although daylight had disappeared hours ago, it was still warmer than most English summer days. I didn’t know it was humanly possible to sweat this much, my body didn’t seem to ever stop dripping.

 My T-shirt was forever glued to my damp skin. It was much worse during the day when that giant ball of fire in the sky loved to play a sickening game and torment us British and Irish. It was a constant game of hide and seek, not a friendly one but a seek and destroy ‘I’m going burn you to death’ type of game. Relentless in It’s sadistic pursuit. I may have been born with brown skin, but did it not realise I was from a part of the world it only showed up a couple weeks in a year?

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               “Hey Amit, I told you I’ll get you to the best spot, not let you down yet have I?” A southern English accent bragged.

It belonged to the entertainments manager from the hostel I was staying in. The voice floated across the handful of backpackers lined up on the iron spiked rusty fence. Most hostel residence had given up hope and tried to make their own way, the remaining ones had faith we wouldn’t miss this moment. 

His comment only warranted a nod back. My eyes shifted down to the complete darkness between us and the ball of light coming from the harbour.

               ‘Thank fuck for my weak will power otherwise I’d be stuck down there in city somewhere in the darkness without any sort of view. And he’s right, he hasn’t let me down yet.’

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This is real!

That dark void between us consisted of the Botanic gardens, where lights sprinkled a little, the naval base hidden from sight and the foliage to this weirdly secret viewpoint on the hill leading up to the Kings Cross. Somehow this main road in Potts Point remained secret.

Strobe lights shot and beamed high into the dark sky, instantly goosebumps popped like popcorn from head to toe, the opera house started to flash as did the equally famous Sydney harbour bridge which caused a roar from the thousands of people gathered around the harbour.

               “Fuck me, this is real!” The words escaped without my knowledge as a giddiness started to flush through.

               “It’s pretty cool right fella? This is our life” Replied the soft voice next to me on the spiked fence. 

There was no need to look, the familiar Irish accent belonged to Fiona, she had said the same words at the sunset boat party a week ago where we first met, and a friendship started. Before I could reply the plug was pulled. Complete darkness blanketed the sky. Gasps of thousands of voices filled the air along with whistles and cheers before silence descended….

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Read the full backpacking Sydney story in the travel memoir to find out how this travel story unfolds and what impact and significance it had on the evolution from backpacker to nomad. Remember this was just a snipped and nothing is ever straightforward so all is not what it seems.

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Exclusive 1st sneak peek travel story 'backpacking Sydney, A new reality' from the travel memoir by Amit Vaidya. All is not what it seems #travelbooks #travelmemoirs #newbooks #books #travelstories #memoirs #Sydney #backpackingsydney #australia #newbooks
Exclusive 1st sneak peek travel story 'backpacking Sydney, A new reality' from the travel memoir by Amit Vaidya. All is not what it seems #travelbooks #travelmemoirs #newbooks #books #travelstories #memoirs #Sydney #backpackingsydney #australia #newbooks
Exclusive 1st sneak peek travel story 'backpacking Sydney, A new reality' from the travel memoir by Amit Vaidya. All is not what it seems #travelbooks #travelmemoirs #newbooks #books #travelstories #memoirs #Sydney #backpackingsydney #australia #newbooks
Exclusive 1st sneak peek travel story 'backpacking Sydney, A new reality' from the travel memoir by Amit Vaidya. All is not what it seems #travelbooks #travelmemoirs #newbooks #books #travelstories #memoirs #Sydney #backpackingsydney #australia #newbooks
Exclusive 1st sneak peek travel story 'backpacking Sydney, A new reality' from the travel memoir by Amit Vaidya. All is not what it seems #travelbooks #travelmemoirs #newbooks #books #travelstories #memoirs #Sydney #backpackingsydney #australia #newbooks
Exclusive 1st sneak peek travel story 'backpacking Sydney, A new reality' from the travel memoir by Amit Vaidya. All is not what it seems #travelbooks #travelmemoirs #newbooks #books #travelstories #memoirs #Sydney #backpackingsydney #australia #newbooks
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