In search of Dong October 8th 2007 Our journey to Sanjiang was noteworthy due to the state of maximal overcrowdedness achieved by the bus to Longsheng, and then due to the bus from Longsheng having aircon (a local bus with aircon!!!) Sanjiang is a fairly charmless town, but at least possessed amenities we hadn't had in recent days. It's the capital of the Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, the Dong being another Chinese minority tr ... read more
Asia » China » Guangxi » Sanjiang 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.
I took a ... full info