John versus the volcano September 7th 2007 Getting to Mount Bromo promised to be a gruelling day's travel whichever way we did it so we opted for the least-hassle option, namely a minibus that would take us door to door. With all seats occupied, it was an uncomfortable 12 hour journey, with the aircon malfunctioning (and melting my chocolate supplies) and little in the way of interesting scenery. Progress was slow, courtesy of most roads ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Java » Mount Bromo The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
I quit the rat race in 2005, after working as an IT project manager for over a decade. I then travelled around the world for 4 years, a period of my life which is covered by this blog. After finishing my trip, I wrote a book about my dissatisfaction with my career, my reasons for quitting my job, life as a first-time thirtysomething backpacker, and finally the lessons learned from being exposed to experiences and people that I would never have encountered if I'd stayed in my office. The book is called "Out Of Office Male" and is available at all the usual eBook outlets.
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