Thus the Journey Began!
One fine day, I decided it was time to put an end to my Beckettian ordeal in the Gulf. After 5 years of waiting for Godot, going through the motions in an office for days on end was more than I could take.
Sure, I had taken days off from the drudgery of work before to travel. But these escapades were too short-lived and when they were over I always ended up back where I started. Still, while traveling was never quite fulfilling enough, something in me was awakened.The fear of giving up job security and leaving the corporate world behind, quickly faded away to leave room for a sense of adventure and real challenge I thought I had long lost. I realized I had to extricate myself from the comfort zone I had buried myself in and embark on something different.
So I quit my job and planned to spend time traveling the Far East. I faced this decision with some apprehension, my ex-colleagues called me mad but my mind was made up. The days quickly ran out of the hourglass: the movers took my furniture to a new apartment, a new owner drove off in my car, I wore my suit and tie to my farewell dinner and it was all over. Grabbing only some clothes, my MP3 player and my camera – my most valuable possession… in fact, my only valuable possession – I stood on the threshold of the exciting unknown, my passport and one-way ticket in hand. Little did I know at the time what adventures were in store for me over the next 7 months that saw me treading through jungles, on dirt roads, up mountains and volcanoes and down rivers in places whose reality I never even suspected existed. It is these stories I want to share with you in my blog, every time I look back with nostalgia upon that time and try to organize my photo memories.
Hope you enjoy the ride as much as I did.