City of dog June 29th 2008 My first taste of Santiago was negotiating its metro system during the morning rush hour, where the presence of both me and my rucksack no doubt made me several new friends. The crowdedness was at Tokyo levels, though tickets could only be bought by a decidedly non-Japanese "women in booths" paradigm.
Speaking of tastes, Santiago has perhaps the single greatest collection of fast food outlets, ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... 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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