2014.09.04【英译中】How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple(1)

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How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple(1)

我们是如何放弃工作去旅行的:一对已婚夫妇


When people ask us, “What’s the most frightening thing you’ve done while travelling the world?”, they often expect a story from Iran, Kazakhstan or Rwanda. 

当有人问我们,“在环游世界的时候做过最害怕的事情是什么?”,他们通常希望是一个来自伊朗,哈萨克斯坦,卢旺达的故事。


Yet while we have encountered plenty of challenges during our travels, many of which have been fodder for stories on our blog, our most difficult moment came before all that.

然而,尽管我们在旅行中遇到很多挑战,它们中有许多被记录在我们的博客上,我们最艰难的时刻是在经历这一切之前。


It was when in 2006, as mid-career professionals, my wife and I handed in our resignation letters, setting aside the security of one life for the uncertain opportunities of another – together.

2006年,我和妻子处于职业生涯中期,那是我们递交了我们的辞职信,放弃了安逸的生活一起去寻找另一个未知的生活。


Both of us are American, but we were working in Prague at that time. 

我们都是美国人,但那时我们都在布拉格工作。


Audrey, my wife, managed tax and legal issues for US media organisation Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 

我的妻子奥德丽为美国的媒体组织--自由欧洲电台/广播自由管理税收和法律问题。


I was a management consultant for the mobile phone provider Vodafone. 

我是一个移动手机运营商沃丰达的管理顾问。


After five years in Prague, and a combined 20 years of professional experience, we both had begun to feel as though our careers no longer challenged us. 

在布拉格5年之后,结合了20年专业经验的我们都开始觉得事业对我们而言已经没有挑战性。


We needed a professional and creative re-boot.

我们需要一个专业性的和有创造性的新的开始。


Travelling together wasn’t new to us, having followed our simple 25-person wedding in Pienza, Italy with a five-month backpacking trip across Europe. 

一起旅游对我们来说并不新鲜,在意大利的皮恩扎,有25个人跟着我们一起举行了简单的婚礼,并且在欧洲进行了5个月的背包旅行。


But it was a trip to Thailand over Christmas 2004 that truly illuminated how we could make long-term travel a reality.

但是2004年的圣诞节一次去泰国的旅行,真正启发了我们如何使长期旅行变为现实。


Even though we could have budgeted for a pricier hotel, it was a 400 baht per night bungalow that brought us joy and satisfaction.

尽管我们可以支付昂贵的酒店,但每晚400泰铢的平房给我们带来了快乐和满足。



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