From weed to Tweed November 26th 2006 Though Byron Bay had an undeniably relaxing feel, it was a struggle for a non-beach lover like myself to find enough to do. And with my calendar telling me I had barely 2 weeks left on the continent, the thought of frittering those away through sheer idleness made me realise it was time for my 11th road trip in Australia.
Though Byron has only vestiges of a formerly pervasive hippie culture, t ... read more
Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Murwillumbah Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... 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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