The Time of my Life...
Trip Start Sep 09, 2004
394Trip End Ongoing
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'In 2004 I did something different. Without a shred of emotion I shrugged off the house, the job, the car and the bike. I shrugged off everything. Shortly after I bought a cheap one way ticket and flew over the equator with a pounding heart and a burning desire to live a different life, one of randomness. The rest is right here, in these pages.
Along the way I've experienced things I couldn't possibly have prepared myself for, things I didn't even know existed. And along the way of course, I've met some incredible people - simple everyday randoms like me following their own dreams, and the occasional diamonds that have changed the course of my path forever.
I've also met someone else. This is 'his'-tory.
- Scott Woz (2009)
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Where am I now? - Kep, Cambodia
Firstly, here's a big cheery beery Happy New Yeary toast to you all from southern Cambodia!
Where has the time gone??
It's been a looooong while since I posted the last update, I know, but it's all been for good reason, and now that I've re-established myself in this new, exciting, challenging and unpredictable location with endless opportunities, I'll be slowly filling in the blanks that have seen me through the back end of 2009, from Vietnam and Burma to Thailand and through Cambodia. As and when I get the chance of course. There is after all, a lot to do here.
Right now I have very little internet access (just a weak signal through my mobile) so I can't send anything sizeable, just a few frequent one-liners. On the rare occasion that I do venture into civilisation I'll try and post more (including pics) but for now, all I can say is that things are... unique.
So where am I? I'm in the Krong Kep province of southern Cambodia, living in the jungle, near the coast, without electricity or gas and blissfully free from commercial consumerism. I'm living on a constant supply of fresh organic food among the gibbons, the crickets, the cobras, the swaying palms, the millions of birds and billions of stars. This is simplicity at its finest and the perfect package of peace and quiet. And once again I'm surrounded by wholesome people. The Khmers really are a delightful bunch, and to be at the heart of things with an endless amount of opportunity just within reach is a wonderful privilege.
So for now I'll leave things there and get back to unfolding the story. Just trust me when I say that going to sleep every night under a blanket of brilliant stars while the bats clown around in the moonlight is just magnificent. And waking up to the call of gibbons at sunrise is an experience I simply cannot put into words right now. So yeah, big big grins for 2010.. :)
(1st January 2010)
- Sunrise over 'The Remarkables', Queenstown, New Zealand.. (5:30am)
Where have I been up to now? - Just crossed the Australian continent by motorbike and clocked up almost 30,000 back-breaking kilometres through 87 towns and cities. This was after returning to New Zealand to finish the wonders of the north island, also by bike. Before returning to New Zealand I took a lengthy jaunt around Spain, Portugal and a highly spontaneous roadtrip across California and Nevada with some randoms..
For a bit of background info and to find out how all this crazy madness started, click here!
Or you might want to start from the very beginning, in Staffordshire, England.
I've got a long way to go yet, and it would be great to hear from you along the way. Please feel free to post your comments, drop me a line or sign the guestbook.
..until then crack a coldie and grow a grin!