I ran into this guy out in Buriram, and the Panom Rung Temple. He's Canadian, and boy to they have some great ideas up there. He's some kind of public servant, works at a state university library I think, and they have this program where you can work for three-fourths pay for eighteen months straight and then keep collecting the three-fourths pay for six months off. I think that's right, I'm no mathematician.
Whatever, he takes these six months vacations that are super bad-ass. He's quite the photographer too, so checking out his pictures is worth the time.