A middle-aged homebody. An exotic retreat. This trot around the globe won’t be pretty… John Dot sticks out like a sore thumb in Thailand. The 47-year-old doggedly British curmudgeon is only there because he’s too much of a pushover to disappoint his counsellor. And with his girlfriend on a trip of her own to Barbados, he’s never felt lonelier… While the bustling streets of Bangkok and the sex tourism in Phuket screams adventure, the only thing he hears is anxiety. Surrounded by strangers and attractions he wants nothing to do with, John dreams of home and a girlfriend surrounded by men with bigger equipment… But when John finally finds the courage to step out his hotel door, he’ll either change his life forever… or double-down on his cantankerous ways… The Travel Diaries of John Dot: Thailand is the second humorous installment in the Mid Life Backpacker series of comedic travelogues. If you like witty journeys of self-discovery, self-deprecating British humor, and travel writing with a twist, then you’ll love Kevin Kelly’s dry Thai comedy.