True, what is it with I.T. people running to the hills as vagabonds?
I love hearing stories like this, thanks so much for sharing. No doubt, you'll inspire others to not buy the iPad 5 one day when it comes out and instead go someplace enriching!
Glad you could find some useful tidbits in this highly disorganized site, haha. Definitely shoot me your blog when you get it up and running. You probably know my feelings about Southeast Asia by now: it's a damn good place to start. If you didn't see it, I've got some tips for Thailand on http://www.thailandtips.info
and even on my brand new About.com site: http://goasia.about.com
I'll be around there in August and after, who knows, may bump into you on the road.
Oh yeah, I was 30 when I began vagabonding and I lost 20 pounds (despite my best efforts) in just a few months of running around SE Asia -- so no worries about that.