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Seasoned traveler Malcolm Teasdale shares his tribulations and lessons learned as he conducted business in foreign lands as a technical and sales professional in the telecommunications industry.
Teasdale offers highlights from many of his trips overseas to countries with such vast cultural diversity as: Switzerland, Russia, Belize, Argentina, Iceland, Peru, as well as many others.
As he faced the challenges of understanding different languages, dialects, and accents, Teasdale was also learning how to deal with the chaos of airline travel, dubious hotels, the uncertainty surrounding a business partnership in India, and the successful navigation through rush hour in Japan with a large amount of luggage.
A list of Teasdale’s favorite and not-so-favorite locations in the world is included with his votes for the most boring place, worst organized traffic, countries with the greatest language barriers and best golf courses.
Teasdale details his sometimes frustrating, often humorous experiences as he explored foreign lands in this fascinating journal sure to appeal to any kind of traveler.
Extreme business traveler Malcolm Teasdale detailsthe 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.
Some repeat business trips to Asia enduring the long haul flights from North America are also documented.
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.
Travel Diaries of an Atypical Businessman
The Mid-Life Crisis Continues
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.
Author, Adventurer and Public Speaker
Religion, Spirituality, and the way of life in the Himalayas
Over the space of two years, Malcolm Teasdale spemt a substantial amount of time in the Himalayan Kingdoms of Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Myanmar.
During that time, he learnt how people in the region conducted their lives on a day to day basis.
Steeped in religion, specifically Hinduism and Buddhism, the experience of mingling with the locals, and learning about their way of life became an enlightening experience.
The time spent in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Myanmar are described in details, with a summary chapter that pieces it all together in trying to understand why the Himalayas are so important to the peoples lives. Extraordinary and ever lasting memories about an area of the World where few people dare to visit.
Note that stories in this book are derived from "The Mid-Life Crisis Continues" and "Planes, Trains, Taxis and Tuk Tuks" with the exception of the Chapter "Connecting the Dots".
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Planes, Trains, Taxis and Tuk Tuks
Malcolm Teasdale has spent a ridiculous amount of time on planes and trains. Add to that taxis and various types of tuk tuks.
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.
The rest of the stories in this book cover experiences in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean. 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.
In his quest to fulfill some lifetime ambitions, the added benefit is to become further educated about how the rest of the World works.