The Year I Became a Nomad

By Carlos Peñalba

Travel, Biography & memoir | Paperback, eBook


About to turn forty, Carlos Peñalba quits his senior position at a financial software firm in New York City to travel through Asia for a year. Although his main motive is to explore a continent almost unknown to him, he also intends to use his journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer and a photographer. Carlos’s original plan would take him from Nepal to Japan, but unexpected circumstances force him to alter his route and extend his adventure to eighteen months. After trekking high peaks, reaching remote cultures, having some interesting encounters and taking up vipassana meditation, the end of his long journey brings him (where he least expects it) something much more important than a new career. The Year I Became a Nomad is a travel memoir of two journeys: Carlos’s physical and philosophical voyage to the East, as well as his personal quest to attain a new and fulfilling life.


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About to turn forty, Carlos Peñalba quits his senior position at a financial software firm in New York City to travel through Asia for a year. Although his main motive is to explore a continent almost unknown to him, he also intends to use his journey to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer and a photographer. Carlos’s original plan would take him from Nepal to Japan, but unexpected circumstances force him to alter his route and extend his adventure to eighteen months. After trekking high peaks, reaching remote cultures, having some interesting encounters and taking up vipassana meditation, the end of his long journey brings him (where he least expects it) something much more important than a new career. The Year I Became a Nomad is a travel memoir of two journeys: Carlos’s physical and ...


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Carlos Peñalba is a Spain-based writer and photographer who lived in London and New York for 16 years working for a financial software firm. In 2009 he quit his well-paid job to travel through Asia for 18 months with the aim of becoming a freelance photographer and writer. He has recently published his first book, a travel memoir of his Asian adventure titled The Year I Became a Nomad: A journey through Asia on a quest for freedom, love and happiness. His photographs have been published, amongst others, by Doctors Without Borders, Macmillan Publishers, Garuda Indonesia, The Lovely Planet, The World Resources Institute and Business Insider.


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Carlos Peñalba is a Spain-based writer and photographer who lived in London and New York for 16 years working for a financial software firm. In 2009 he quit his well-paid job to travel through Asia for 18 months with the aim of becoming a freelance photographer and writer. He has recently published his first book, a travel memoir of his Asian adventure titled The Year I Became a Nomad: A journey t...


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