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While I`ve back in the UK, most of my writing has been posted on my personal profile on facebook. However, I guess I really should be sharing it on my website blog page too. With that in mind, here are a few of my recent posts (mostly relating to travel). And anyway, I need to get back into the habit of posting to my blog again as I`ll be off on my travel adventures again in under two weeks (See 'Life Begins at 60 below)...
I keep meaning to add a link to this guys page on to the travel resources page on my website at www.lovelyplanettv.com - I`ll get it done this week. Although I`ll continue to use air travel to get to SE Asia, I used the advice, the times, the prices, etc from this guy on my train journey`s within SE Asia last month and everything was as he said it was. No doubt I`ll be using the site again and much more frequently in the coming months...A practical guide to classic travel, without the pain of the plane... http://www.seat61.com/index.html#.VSo4oPnF_uI and on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheManinSeat61 ...More and more people are looking for a more environmentally-sound, less stressful and more rewarding way to travel than simply flying everywhere sealed inside a plane. Taking a train or ferry from the UK to anywhere in Europe is easy and affordable, in many cases a far more practical alternative than most people imagine. The problem is finding out how to do it it, as most travel agents and 'big business' in general simply don't want to know. They'd rather sell you flights, flights, car hire and more flights. The same can often be said for overland travel by regular train, ferry or bus services around the world. The Man in Seat Sixty-One sets out to address this problem and explain in simple terms, how you can put the romance and interest back into travel without breaking the bank.
Success = Happiness...
Here, in this article (Link below) we can see the link between travel and success. Of course it depends on how you view success. Personally, I view success as happiness. It has nothing to do with money or the possession of materialistic goods.This is difficult for some as we are told from an early age to work hard, earn money , buy house, etc, etc. This philosophy often results in greed, one upmanship and the like. And a feeling of entrapment to our place of work, our chosen career and financial institutions, particularly where house mortgages are concerned. Surely. with the knowledge of the harm we are doing to our planet because of greed, our schools, our education system, should be teaching, or at least giving more emphasis to, an alternative way to live and to be successful. ...Just sayin'
Amongst the birthday presents Gill kindly gave to me for my travels was a travel pillow. I`ll tell you the story of why I needed one.... I already had one on my first trip and used it on my bed when I spent a week filming at the Krishna farm nr Lanchang. .Anyway, one afternoon I took the pillow out onto the grass at the side of the volunteers bungalow so I could comfortably lay down in the sun for an hour or two. The farm has a few dogs and a handful of puppies. Very playful puppies! lol. I went inside the bungalow for something and when I came out, one of the puppies was running down the track with my pillow in its mouth. lol. I found it later in the grass. Deflated with a couple of small teeth holes in it :))))))))
Life Begins at 60....
What an adventure I have planned... So far confirmed: Late April...2 Days in a Bangkok Hotel to discuss a video project for them, followed by approx 10 days at an art space/alternative hostel to produce video`s. During which time I hope to also visit Iskcon (the Krishna`s) in Bangkok to film some of their activities. Then an orphanage in Cambodia for 2 weeks. Then back into Thailand to an informal English Club in Trat. Then, sometime in June, to Isckcon Malaysia to finish my Srila Prahupada 1971 visit film and other video`s for the Krishna TV Malaysia website, including the new temple openings in Penang and Ipoh. Then, from September ...??? Maybe Nepal for a month (trekking company video`s). Maybe India. Maybe Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Maybe Bangkok again. Who knows? All will become clear to me as I hear back from my contacts.Oh...and tomorrow it`s my 60th birthday. Told you before, life begins at 60 :)))))))))))
This morning I`ve been writing an article about my travels for the May edition of Darlington Monthly "Your local Independent Community Magazine". And choosing a couple of nice pics to go with the article. Don`t forget to get hold of a copy. The May edition should be out and around the many various venues in Darlington just before the end of April. By that time I`ll be back in SE Asia but I`ll be looking at the online version at www.darlingtonmonthly.co.uk Oh... and don`t forget ...I`m on the radio with John Foster. BBC TEES at 2pm Friday 17 April. ..just reminding you in case you forgot :))))))))
Great Websites for Travelers, Volunteers, Film Makers.
A few years ago, when I used to travel as a 'holidaymaker', I discovered Tripfilms. I used to make video`s of my holidays as if they were film making assignments. Not always easy for those who accompanied me as I always had one eye on my viewfinder and would spend ages afterwards writing scripts and editing. My ex wife Jenny will testify to this as so will my friend Gill, who I holidayed with quite a few times in the last few years. Fortunately, they both understood that, for me, a holiday without a video travelogue was out of the question. As for Tripfilms, it was a major breakthrough for me to find a website who rewarded you for views and offered you assignments if you could make reasonably good travel video`s. Of course, life takes you in all directions, usually because you need to earn a little money in the 'real world', and so attempting to produce travel video`s full time, was put on the back burner. Of course, I shouldn`t have given in so easily. But then, to find the Workaway website last year, well, it was obviously the perfect solution. It not only allows you to live overseas for less, because most hosts will provide your accommodation and meals, it also allows you to help those who need it in developing countries, therefore giving you a sense of purpose. So, Tripfilms and Workaway ... two fabulous websites which can give you opportunities to make your life more fulfilling. Whatever your age.
All = videos & blogs.
Blogs = my written blogs.
Cambodia = Cambodia videos
Malaysia = Malaysia Videos.
Thailand = Thailand videos.
Krishna = Krishna videos