Finally I got it ... I stopped working almost two months ago, being lucky to qualify for an early retirement due to the fact that I had begun working when I was only 14. And you know what ? I do not miss work at all ! In fact for the first time in my life I feel what freedom looks like and I simply could not go backwards.
I have yet to go to Thailand, as I would have reported about it here if I had gone. But I could have all the time I needed to prepare my next trip which is scheduled for next June. For the first time I could book my flights according to my own will without having to juggle all kinds of work commitments and deadlines, leave entitlements and airline promotions ... and that makes all the difference. This is what I call freedom, this what I call life.
These first two months were devoted to many exciting tasks, suchs as resting, cycling, keeping up my thai, looking at cycling races on TV ... On the advice of one of the blog readers, I also tried to give Tunisia a try, be it only for a change of scenery. So I staid one week in Sousse, which besides having a good infrastructure is also known for its available boys.
|Where the boys are : coast road in Sousse|
Of course this is not Thailand as there is nothing there which looks like gogo bars or even host bars : however there are some meeting places in town where it is quite easy to find willing boys – or to be found by them. Most of these places are public bars or streets, so not as dangerous as you could imagine. And yes the boys were there when I went, despite still being low season, and some are gorgeous at least if you like manly well-built twinks or younger.
Do not think of bringing your boy to your hotel, nor topping them, or even having long kissing and cuddling sessions but I had a good time with the ones I met. Most prices are cheaper than in Thailand (meals, hotel rooms, boys tips), some more expensive such as short-time rooms. All in all a good experience and I will probably go back but closer to summertime to enjoy a hotter weather, as it was chilly and windy most of the time for me.
Five weeks to go and I will be back to Thailand and, for the first time (and beacuse of a somewhat pushy boyfriend), will spend one week in Cambodia.