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Facing an unhappy future, the author makes the brave decision to sell her money-pit house, quit her soul-destroying job and get the heck out of boring Australia. On her first day of freedom, she lands on Phuket Island and begins a six-month life-changing travel adventure through Thailand and India.
Rejuvenated after spending weeks in a tropical paradise, she was ready for the skyscraper city of Bangkok. There she was ferried along the river and tuk-tuked through the traffic jammed streets to wacky Khao San Road, glittering temples, spirited boxing matches, a dizzy skywalk and wild rock bands in trendy nightclubs. She arrived at the famous Bridge on the River Kwai in a bizarre temple taxi and comfortable long distance trains transported her north to the gigantic statues of Wat Khaek in Non Khai and to a strange mosquito museum in Chiang Mai. Thailand travel was easy.
Landing in Mumbai, she was plunged unprepared into the chaos and confusion of India where she quickly discovered that the crowds, poverty, harassment, pollution and crumbling infrastructure made travelling in India anything but easy. The challenges were worth it though. India’s ancient culture, historical sites lost in time, the desert state of Rajasthan with its blue, pink and golden cities, the one-and-only Taj Mahal, the stunning landscapes and the hospitality of the friendly people, were nothing like she’d ever experienced before.
I Come Alone: Travels in Thailand and India is the story of the people the author met and the places she met them. So take her by the hand and get ready for an amazing and incredible journey.
Read more of the author's travel adventures in the sequel Rickety Buses Bumpy Roads: Travels in India, Nepal, Peru, Bolivia.