Animal magic May 16th 2006 The following day, I visited Paul's Place, an animal sanctuary which had come highly recommended by Pieter and which appealed strongly because of the opportunity to hold a koala bear. Unfortunately it didn't turn out to be quite what I was expecting - I thought you'd be able to just wander around the place seeing what you liked, but in fact it was a tour that included forced audience participatio ... read more
Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Kangaroo Island Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... 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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