Following in the footsteps of Angelina March 27th 2007 A 5:15AM rise isn't so different from a 4:15AM one, but it needed to be sucked up for archaeology's sake. We caught dawn at Ta Prohm, as featured in "Tomb Raider" and the site chosen by the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient (the organisation involved in much of the preservation of the complex) to be left in as natural a state as possible so that people could see what Angkor was like when it was "re ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... 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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