From there, the plan at the moment is to go to Cambodia by train and bus, but just where I`m going to in Cambodia, I do not yet know. But I have to leave Thailand within 30 days due to visa restrictions. I`ve emailed a few projects in Cambodia, one of which is an interesting muti cultural centre who have some really interesting ideas about how we bring about change to the way we interact with the world at large. I hope they`ll get back to me with an invite.
Then I have an arrangement, subject to confirmation, to go back to Thailand, to Trat, a city near the Cambodian border, on 18 May, for a couple of weeks. This is an interesting project teaching at an English Club for the locals. I`ll be making a promotional video for them but I`ll certainly get involved in the English Teaching Club too.
Then, in early June, I`ll be travelling back down to Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia to continue my Krishna video work, Fortunately, my English visa allows me to stay in Malaysia for 3 months, which is good because I need to be there for the new Krishna Temple openings in late August and to finish my video about Srila Prabupada`s visit in 1971 .
After August, I`ll no doubt have to cross a border somewhere so as not to out stay my visa but I`m not yet sure where to. Maybe this would be a good time to visit India. Whatever happens, I don`t expect to be back in the UK for at least 6 months.
In the longer term, maybe I`ll turn all this into a book, attempt to get on the public speaking circuit, and return to the UK for a month or so each year so I can promote it. Who knows where all this will lead. But, right now, it certainly is the best part of my life so far.
I wish I`d done it sooner, when I was younger. Most of the guys I`ve met so far are far younger than me but I occasionally meet an older traveller like me. And for those of you with children, please don`t put them off travelling the world by telling them it`s a dangerous place. As long as they are sensible all will be well. And they`ll be better human beings for it.