The other stuff in Agra March 11th 2006 When I woke up about 6AM and peered sleepily out of the bus window, I was surprised and gratified to see the word "Agra" on some of the shop signs. 10 minutes later, the journey was over. I took an auto to the exclusion zone near the Taj Mahal (an area inside of which vehicles with excessive exhaust emissions aren't allowed, in order to try to limit the amount of pollution that will lead to acid ... read more
Asia » India » Uttar Pradesh » Agra 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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