11.05.2009 - 05.08.2009 12 °C
Mrs Angry from Argyle is exploding in my head-set but I am half the world away. My imagination is taking a one way ticket on a passing aircraft.
My current job is phone monkey in Orwellian call centre hell. I am part of the expendable customer services cannon fodder; facing the battle cry of the disappointed retail customer. Not just any customer but a finely honed raging banshee, hyperventilating in rage over the failure to deliver her lily patterned tea towels on time. The tone of the assault is of an accuser of mass genocide. My only ammunition is to say sorry until my voice is reduced to a hoarse rasp. It is however time to desert my platoon. For I can see my escape plan at Manchester Airport only a mile away.
At 41 I still do not know what to do when I grow up. The economy is loosing the battle. I have no career commitments at the moment. This is the time to embark on the mission that has been fermenting in my mind for so long. Time to enlist in travel! Time to go East!
28th Sept: Fly to Kuala Lumpa Malaysia from Manchester
10th October: Fly Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Vientiane (Laos)
24th October: Fly Luang Prabang (Laos) to Hanoi (Vietnam)
21st November: Bus Boat, Donkey etc from Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
10th December: Flight Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
13th December: Flight Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Manchester
14th December: Return to Manchester
So please join me on my journey