Asia. Exotic lands to the east. Home of mystic religions, kung-fu heroes, and ancient philosophy. A destination for adventure and self-discovery. At least, that’s what Colin thought when he booked his airline tickets. The reality turns out to be much different. Mystery has been replaced by bustling cities, kung-fu heroes with harried businessmen, and ancient philosophy with modern life. But our intrepid hero is going to find some adventure and self-discovery, even if it kills him!
Five years into teaching in Asia, he discovers he has a hernia. No big problem. A little Internet research revealed that it’s a quick and easy day surgery and he’ll be good to go. Simple.
But nothing is ever that simple in his life abroad.