A fair proportion of David Hackett’s childhood was spent travelling with his family. He didn’t know it then but the travel bug had been firmly planted in his brain. The future would see him dishing out hard earned savings to travel on a regular basis.
Having always loved England, David has decided to see it in more detail, working casually along the way. Ireland, Greece, and Turkey are also on the agenda before he heads to Canada to finish his degree as an exchange student.
David’s trip is in danger of being scuppered before it even starts if he can’t find a way past the immigration officer.
10: Istanbul – Meeting Bill Clinton
Arriving jetlagged and tired, Dave Hackett wanted to take a small, non-eventful stroll around Istanbul. But boy did it turn out differently.
9: Cambridge – Leaving the Eagle
It’s time for Dave Hackett to leave the pub, but not before the two bouncers treat him to some farewell fun – at his expense.
8: Cambridge – The Eagle
Dave Hackett begins his first day as a bartender in Cambridge’s oldest pub. He ends it with a beer and ghost stories.
Dave Hackett was out on a leisurely ride around Cambridge and ended up finding a job and a new place to live.
The moral of Dave Hackett’s night in Oxford was to always keep an open mind when travelling and never refuse a free beer from a stranger.
5: Fire Fire
Responsibility weighed heavy on Dave Hackett’s shoulders as the hotel fire alarm sounded at 3am and he was the most senior staff member on duty.
4: Basil Fawlty Was Right!
After working at a hotel reception for a week, Dave agreed that hotels would be wonderful places if it wasn’t for the guests.
3: The Roommates Get a Shock
Dave Hackett’s roommates are confronted by their deepest fears – a mugging, a mouse in the mouth, and a naked butt.
2: The Midnight Party
Even if you gave him a million dollars, Dave Hackett would still stay in hostels. That’s where the unique and interesting people of this world hide out.
1: A Night of Hot Air
David Hackett’s Characters of the Road section of his journal found a brand new member in the dorm of his London hostel.