Oriental setting January 23rd 2007 The aim of 2007 is to make my way through the countries of Southeast Asia before heading north to take in China, Mongolia, and Japan. The level of planning has hit an all-time low, so this skeletal itinerary is subject to change. For maximum flexibility, I decided to fly into Bangkok on a one-way ticket. This included a 3 hour stopover in Doha, courtesy of Qatar Airways. The journey was distin ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... 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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