The Dogs of ‘Nam is a collection of short stories from over a decade of world travel. Part clueless comedy, part poetic observation, The Dogs of ‘Nam is a meditation on what it means to be a traveler. Follow along as Chris fumbles his way through life as a budget backpacker, illuminating the lessons he has learned along the way. This is no glamorous tale of #wanderlust, but a true and honest accounting of what it means to be a traveler – to connect, to explore, to let go.
With tales of being stalked by a jaguar in Costa Rica to living at a Buddhist monastery in Japan, The Dogs of ‘Nam will, at worst, entertain you, and at best, it will prod you into an adventure of your own.
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Note: While you’re at it, you can also get his debut novel, The Less Year. It’s a gritty dystopian coming of age adventure. Set hundreds of years from now, it’s a grim story of survival in a shattered world. If you liked books like The Road and The Hunger Games… you’ll love The Less Year.
About the author
Christopher K. Oldfield (@christopherko) is a budget adventurer, full-time writer, amateur prepper from Canada. After spending over a decade backpacking the world, Chris compiled his tales and misadventures into the hilarious memoir The Dogs of ‘Nam.
While still an avid traveler and travel writer, these days his focus is on fiction. His debut novel, The Less Year, is a gritty and grim coming-of-age adventure and the first book of an action-packed trilogy.
You might know Chris from his role as Director of Content for NomadicMatt.com for the last 6 years. Chris is currently based on a small island in rural Sweden with his partner, rescue dog, blind cat, and newborn son.