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To each his own – but I was once in the position to pick up a crew job across the Pacific – nice boat, nice man – but yeah I figured I’d be pretty vulnerable if he wanted to extend my duties in the middle of nowhere!

The biggest risk for anyone travelling is the mundane – I was run-over by a black cab in London because I stepped out in front of  him having looked the wrong way – after a year in Canada I hadn’t switched back to left hand drive. No serious damage done but scared both me and the cabbie.

I’ve ridden motorscooters all my life – but I look  on in disbelief the way that many tourists hire scooters in Thailand – with no ability, no insurance, and usually blind drunk