Doug had been living in Singapore for about 2 years, and before that, lived in Malaysia and Hong Kong. I've been curious myself about the possibility of living overseas, so his was the right mind to pick. The weather? You get used to it. The benefits? A clean, safe place ideal as a base if you do a lot of traveling around Asia. The drawbacks? Not a lot of action; it's a pretty boring island.
The next night, I joined Doug again, this time with a group of his friends, all expats from such diverse places as Australia, England, Scotland, and San Francisco. A few beers later and I had them all sharing their wildest stories about living in Asia. One guy, a Scottish guy, had lived in Indonesia for a ...Read More