I first came to South East Asia as a very green backpacker in 1991. I remember my first wander down Khao San Road, trying desperately to look cool and relaxed when actually I was incredibly nervous and a little scared.
After five years of trips to and from Asia I tried the 9-5 lifestyle in London but my main priorities were centred around having fun rather than trying to build any type of career for myself.
In 1999 I gave up drinking and drugs and adopted a new type of lifestyle which allowed me to take control of my life again.
In 2000 I left for Asia travelling through Iran, Pakistan, India and Thailand before eventually arriving in Japan in 2001.
During my year and a half in Osaka I stumbled upon Cambodia and moved here permanently in 2002.
I met my Canadian wife in 2003, we were married in 2007 and had a daughter in 2008. We now live out in the paddies just outside the town of Kampot in the South of the country.
Making that move in 2000 was the best decision I have ever made in my life.
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