An Intrepid Tour Leader

by Marlo Perry

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21. My Life. Ideas Needed

26 March 2006
Hello out there,
I can't remember when I last wrote so I should say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, all that kind of stuff just in case I forgot, I may add in a Happy Easter too as I think that is coming up. It is hard to know though as there aren't any Easter Bunnies or chocolate eggs so I don't know which holiday is closest.

Speaking of holidays I have just had one - a whole month. It was very relaxing. I spent two weeks in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) as my Mum came over from Australia. We didn't do all that much; shopping, eating, relaxing. Nice not to go and see tourist spots again and again and again.

Now back in Thailand up in the hills trying to get away from the heat - yes bloody hot at the moment. Easily be 40 degrees each day with massive humidity. I thought I was kind of used to it but I still seek out an air conditioned building now and then just to give my body a break. And I found the most unreal air conditioned building in Bangkok the very newest of shopping malls Siam Paragon, MASSIVE doesn't even to begin to describe it. When I went in I got lost in the food court - it is that big. There are about 56 Starbucks inside, and a Sea World and movie cinema, bowling alley, karaoke rooms (of course). Need a month just to explore the place!

Off to Hanoi in a few days to start work - a cycle trip. Two weeks and 40 people! Yes that is a big group but between them all they should all be able to give me a drink now and then. It should be ok, I went for a run last weekend. Another half marathon (just for the t-shirt!). It was too bloody hot though as the race started after 6:30am when the sun is already heating up. Also I had to wake up at 2:30am to catch the bus to the race location. All in all a pretty stupid idea but the course was nice and the t-shirt is very cool.

My work contract is up again in less than two months. So I have to make a decision on what to do - all ideas would be most appreciated. Should I stay or should I go? Go where, do what. Can someone please plan my life... :-)

THANKS
Marlo

About the Author
Marlo Perry is a Group Leader for the Australian based tour operator, Intrepid Travel.

1. The Apprentice... 2. Trip One... 3. Half Way... 4. Tet... 5. Monkey Business... 6. Quick Turnaround... 7. Thai New Year... 8. Angkor... 9. Bangkok... 10. It Depends... 11. A&E... 12. Laos... 13. Routine... 14. Pig Rabies... 15. Burma... 16. Tsunami... 17. Songkran... 18. Sick Note... 19. Cycle Vietnam... 20. Street Kids... 21. My Life. Ideas Needed... 22. June Jambles...