Edward Hewitt had everything going for him as a 27-year-old when he decided to embark on the journey of a lifetime. He gave up a stable, high-salary job at British Petroleum (BP), and a life of relative comfort, to realise a life-long dream to travel from the city of Bangkok back to his home town of Birmingham, UK, using the most basic local modes of transport to reach his destination _ whether they be boats, motorcycles or buses.
Travelling in Cambodia with the locals.
Hewitt says he wanted to use Bangkok as the starting point for his sojourn because it was here that he fell in love with travel as an 18-year-old. A seven-month stint as a teacher at the Shrews-bury International School left not just a positive, but also a lasting impression about Thailand on the then impressionable teenager. His wanderlust got to the point that he began to map the routes he would take if he ever got the chance to travel to the UK from Bangkok.
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