This is an unusual and entertaining travel book – with a message or two.
The author has travelled extensively on business in Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East (visiting over 100 countries) and he relates his extraordinary experiences with page-turning descriptions. He worked for the British Tourist Authority, he established his own international education consultancy and his insightful narratives come from his continuing worldwide travel on behalf of a range of UK boarding schools, colleges and charities.
His advice on education has been sought by Russian billionaires, Saudi sheikhs and members of the Thai royal family. He has been faced with life-threatening experiences in two continents and endured wrongful imprisonment in Greece. Along the way, he ventured into religious retreats, spiritual experiences in India and pilgrim walks in Spain – finding a new meaning to his life which has led him to raise over £50,000 for charitable causes including a school for ‘children from the dumps’ in Cambodia. And part of the proceeds from the sale of “A Wayward Spirit” will be used to pay for teachers at the school.
The descriptions of Peter’s ‘enlightenment’ are equally colourful and he is critical of those who are ‘religious but not spiritual’. He has now paused (briefly) from his travels to work with the editor, Peter Marshall, in assembling his notes into this fascinating and entertaining narrative from events which have changed the lives of thousands of young people, and his own life too.