The Cargo Ship Diaries

 

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Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a month at sea? To travel the world without flying? To have your life threatened in Nepal? To run out of money in the Middle East? To flirt with one hundred women in the Netherlands?

Written aboard a freighter while crossing the Pacific Ocean, The Cargo Ship Diaries is something of a memoir of Niall Doherty’s 2.5 years traveling around the world without flying, the highs and the lows and the lessons learned. We start off in Japan as he’s about to board the cargo ship, and throughout the book flash back to times spent in Amsterdam, Bucharest, Kathmandu, Bangkok and the likes.

“I wish I could have written a book this awesome.” – Jack Kerouac

Expect plenty of taboo topics, tales of dating misadventures, and honest takes on places like India and Iran. If you like the Momentos series on Niall’s blog, you’ll absolutely love this book.

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FAQ’s

I don’t have an eReader. How can I read this thing?

You can download the free Kindle app to your browser, computer, phone or tablet, and read it that way.

If this sucks, can I get my money back?

Sure. Just shoot me an email (himself@ndoherty.com) within 30 days of receiving the book and I’ll give you a full refund. Then I’ll go cry in a corner :’(

How long is the book?

36,506 words on 133 pages. You can read through the whole thing in about three hours.

What route did you take from Ireland to Peru?

See the map below, or check here for a full listing of the stops along my route.

Is there a surprise ending?

Yes, but I’m going to ruin it for you right now: In the last chapter I reveal that I’ve never actually left Ireland, and have been fooling everyone with my photo and video editing skills for years. Suckers!

Did Jack Kerouac really say that about your book?

Um, no. He died thirteen years before I was born. So I kinda lied. Sorry. I hope we can still be friends. Here’s a real testimonial to make amends…

“This shit be tight, yo!” – Marco Polo

How do I get this thing onto my Kindle?

Once you’ve bought the book and downloaded the .mobi file, follow the instructions here.

Are there cargo ship sound effects to go with the audio version of the book?

I think you can hear a toilet flush at the end of chapter ten. That’s about as good as it gets.

Can I buy this book on Amazon.com?

Yes, you can. Click here. I’m perfectly fine with you buying the book that way, and you’ll read the exact same thing, but I can’t offer you the money-back guarantee or the audio version like I can here.

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14 Comments

  1. Cannot wait to read this book. Nialls last book was defo a gateway for me to building a life I want .. When I’m successful . I will happily credit this man for getting that snowball rolling

  2. Niall Doherty is an inspiration. I can attest that he is an excellent writer and I’m deeply looking forward to his latest book. He’s honest, open and a genuinely good person with a story to rival any other. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.

  3. In life everyone has to do something or the other to make a living. One of the hardest part is to know WHAT. I have seen a lot of people pack their bags and head to the unknown. With no plan, little money and no particular direction. They travel the world fighting all odds, learning about new places, cultures, customs etc. This is a story of one such traveler. This book will inspire all those who want to explore the world. Nice book and well written.

  4. Another fine chapter in the chronicles of Mr.Doherty. A remarkable person with a unique way with his digital pen. I’ve read his first book on p$%ing off zombies, and I’ll be reading this one as well.

  5. Niall, as a person, has made one of the most profound impacts on my life. Niall, as a writer, resonates even deeper. This is the book everyone who’s been reading him all these years has been waiting for. A beautiful glimpse into his heart and soul.

  6. Niall’s writing and approach to living are both unique & exceptional. His Momentos, in particular, always pack a punch. His is one of the only newsletters that I actually click to open almost every time. And he rarely disappoints. Really looking forward to reading and listening, Niall.

  7. Niall, I thought this was a well written and very readable book. You’re a storyteller in the true Irish style. And kudos on the productivity of writing it (and another?! what else have we got to look forward to?) in just 26 days.