This book contains a tale that has many messages and I love it for this. You don't need to be 100% prepared to have a journey and adventure such as this. The world is an enthralling place. There is so much more to do and to get involved with when on the road. For many, disasters simply don't happen, but that in no way decreases from the fun. Mind you, Dom Giles has his moments! I thoroughly enjoyed the read.