In search of ghosts February 16th 2007 The bus to Nan from Chiang Mai was, like many other enterprises I've seen here, ludicrously overstaffed, with not just a driver and a ticket checker, but also a hostess whose sole function appeared to be to distribute a packet of biscuits and a bottle of water to each passenger. Unlike in the West, people here seem quite happy to sit in the first available seat, even if there are completely empty ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Nan 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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