The small thing of gods March 28th 2007 After yesterday's lie-in, it was back to 4:15AM, as we wanted to see the sun rise at Banteay Srei, which is further away from Siem Reap than the main temples. It was a good decision to go there, as the rose-coloured stone looked excellent in the low sun. The site was also small (both in size and proportions - some of the doorways were barely a metre high), almost free of tourists, and covered in d ... 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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