Airfare cut February 3rd 2006 In an unusual (?) bout of laziness, I decided to ask the hotel travel agent to purchase my train tickets from Chennai to Bangalore, and Bangalore to Hospet. This usually incurs a commission of about Rs 100 per ticket, which is more than 10% of the ticket cost even for a 10 hour journey in 2AC. However it does mean you don't have to pay the auto fares to/from the station reservation office, plus ... read more
Asia » India » Orissa » Puri The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... 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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