TRAVEL DIARIES OF AN ATYPICAL BUSINESSMAN
Successes; Failures; The Unavoidable; Lessons Learned
Although the title alludes to business, it should prove entertaining to anyone who has any interest in travel and cultural diversity. There are elements of danger, temptation, risk, humor, indulgence, ridiculousness and satire in this book.
The content spans over 18 years and highlights some of the business trips taken by the author. The stories are factual and reflect the events that happened at that time.
From the stupidity of "The Science of Parking Lots" about the parking chaos at Atlanta Airport to "The Gusty Winds of Change" about the author's time in Moscow during the final few days of the Soviet Union's existence, these business trips bring the best and worst out of people. Fasten your seat belts.
PLANES, TRAINS, TAXIS AND TUK TUKS
The Grand; The Remote; The Edgy; The Risque
After an honest explanation about how he became a travel addict, Malcolm describes how some iconic places and wonders of the World are reachable with a little planning. It’s basically an attempt to simplify what can be deemed as an intimidating task. You can then add these to your Bucket List.
Not one to shy away from a challenge or two, he travels to distant locations to visit spectacular buildings and architecture, surrounds himself with sharks at 50 feet underwater, spends a night in the wilderness in a tent and the following day enjoys hanging out with the nomads, finds a spiritual encounter in an iconic palace, ventures into areas of seediness and questionable merit and then relaxes on a spectacular beach just to get away from it all.
THE MID-LIFE CRISIS CONTINUES
Trekking; Diving; Avoiding Trouble;
Other Dodgy Activities
What now appears to be an addiction or an extension of a midlife crisis, Malcolm Teasdale seems hell-bent on traveling to destinations where most people would not consider.
Whether it is trekking in the Himalayas, diving with the World’s largest fish, or hanging out in one of the seediest towns in Asia, the quest for adventure continues.
Thimphu, Bhutan, Nagarkot, Nepal, are not household names, but that’s the beauty of it all, to go where the general population do not venture.
Explore how Malcolm deals with the physical and social challenges in far off distant lands in an effort to become educated and fulfilled.
The mid-life crisis never ends apparently.
Extreme business traveler Malcolm Teasdale details the case for relocating to Asia for several months and the challenges encountered while residing in the region trying to establish some credibility with the various cultures.
Jet lag, strange food, hygiene, massage parlors, traffic congestion, local drinking establishments, eccentric locals, all played a part in making the visits to Asia extraordinary.
The stories in this book focus on the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries with the exception of India and include places such as Phuket, Hanoi, Kota Kinabalu, Delhi, Phnom Penh, Jakarta and Singapore.