Capital punishment January 29th 2007 The simplest and quickest - though by no means the cheapest - way of getting from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya was by minibus so, as I hadn't yet summoned up the enthusiasm for any more exotic modes of transport, Saturday afternoon saw me sitting semi-comfortably in the back of a minibus with 2 Swiss girls, an Australian couple, and a steelworker from Southbank who I subsequently spent a couple of ev ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Ayutthaya 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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