My Trip of a lifetime to Thailand
Most people I know, finish high school then head to University or college. Slave away and party hard for 3/4 years get their qualifications and then can’t be bothered with the whole career thing just yet. Instead they decide to take a few years off. Off from what i’m not really sure, I mean up until now all they have done is drink their way through higher education and scrape a mediocre grade.
It is during this year they head off, backpack in tow and go in search of themselves, again not sure why? If you are looking for yourself then head to the bathroom and look in the mirror. It is during this time, more commonly known as the gap year that many people have the best vacations they will ever have.
As you can probably tell by my sentiment up until now, this was not my choice. No I left school at the earliest opportunity, went into the merchant navy and got paid to travel instead. After ten years working my way around the world I decided enough was enough and I needed to settle down. Get myself a family and a permanent base.
This all went according to plan, and I set up my own business, met a girl and bought a house. For ten horrid years years i lived the life most people call normal. Well to me it wasn’t normal, it was a slow and arduous torture. I hated it and it showed, I became very withdrawn, unable to to communicate with people. Hated the life in busy city. I quickly became depressed, lost my friends, upset my family and with no great surprise my girlfriend left me.
So now in my mid thirties what was I too do? Well I will tell you what! Pack up, Sell up and piss off traveling to find myself? Something I never really thought I would ever do. But hey it seems to be that when i am travelling I am happy, maybe i’m a drifter at heart.
So after selling my house, selling my business (at a small loss), and selling pretty much everything else I owned. I upped off to South East Asia, namely Thailand as this seemed to be where I could make my money last the longest, and my trip the best.
So I decided on this blog to document my trips to various Thai towns and cities, maybe some of you will do the same, maybe some won’t. Probably most of you will just think i’m mad. You know what I don’t really care, I am finally happy travelling again.