In Phuket, we met the owner of a large trimaran who was looking for a couple of crew members. We did a tour of his ship and seriously considered signing on. He was going to sail to India and from there, on to South Africa. The romance of the sailing life has always appealed to me, and his trimaran looked to be a very trim craft. And a long ocean voyage would clear the steam of the tropics from our humid lungs.
Should we make a sharp left turn at this point in our travels? Nope. We declined his offer, and instead turned right, and wound up in Hong Kong.