I have written this book to record my experiences at a few of the places that I have worked around the World, and to make some kind of official record of my working life. I am an engineer and specialist industrial welding is my trade. I have lived and worked all over the World, with the primitive tribes of Papua New Guinea, the rough and tough lumberjacks of Canada, the oil rich but war torn Kuwait, the lawless towns of South Africa, Malaysian deserts, Australia, New Zealand, and everywhere in between. I consider myself very fortunate to have survived. I am approaching my twilight years now and I have had a wonderful life, with no regrets. I have worked hard and i have played hard. This is the story of the working hard; the playing hard is the subject of another book. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as i enjoyed writing it.