The second coming of Shanghai November 2nd 2007 Still adjusting to being solo again, I was hoping that Shanghai would sweep me up and fill my days with activities. Touching down on the runway apparently only milliseconds after still flying over row upon row of lawn-topped apartment blocks helped create a first impression of great population density, which was only reinforced by the wide busy streets and plentiful skyscrapers. Further evidence ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai 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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