So, to begin things, I guess I should introduce myself to those of you who don’t know who I am, what I do, or why you should be remotely interested in reading what I have to say. So, here goes:
Hi everybody! I’m Jake. I’m an American guy who’s been living in and traveling extensively through Southeast Asia for the past 8 years. My love affair with the region started as a result of a love of the cuisine, a keen interest and ability in foreign languages, and just a general curiosity of places and cultures far removed from my homeland. My second trip to this part of the world started in early 2001, and was meant to be a 6 month extended vacation, sabbatical, party, escape from reality, whatever you want to call it. I’m still here, and have no immediate plans to leave this cozy little corner of the Earth.