'One fine day, and I know how romantic and old-fashioned that sounds, but it is what happened in my case, I packed a rucksack, took leave of my mother, and caught the train to Breda. An hour later - you know how small the Netherlands is - I was standing at the side of the road on the Belgian border sticking my thumb in the air, and I have never really stopped since.' After making his first voyage as a sailor - to earn his passage from his native Holland to South America - Cees Nooteboom has never stopped travelling. Now, ...

Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space 2009, Mariner Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780156035354

Trade paperback

Nomad's Hotel: Travels in Time and Space 2007, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099453789

Mass-market paperback

Nomads Hotel Travels in Time and Space 2006, Harvill Secker, London

ISBN-13: 9781843430421