Terrace scope October 6th 2007 Our ongoing search for somewhere to sit out the week of National Day (which was already half over) next took us to Dazhai, via 4 bus journeys and a 50 yuan entry fee to the region. The area is known for its population of Zhuang tribespeople as well as some famous rice terracing. Some of the Dazhai guesthouse owners clearly had a Yangshuo mentality and tried to charge ludicrous amounts for the (v ... read more
Asia » China » Guangxi » Dazhai For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... 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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