Plan A

Welcome to my blog. A recording of my journey to living a life of no fixed abode.

2011 was a great year, I spent 5 months studying Shaolin Martial Arts in China, I participated in National Novel Writing Month and ‘won’ – I hope to publish my book later this year. I travelled through Vietnam and Cambodia and met some incredibly special people.   I now have a ‘fixed abode’ of sorts! After going home for a month to spend Christmas with my nearest and dearest, I am now back in Cambodia working at Hariharalaya Retreat Centre. It’s an honour to be working here and so of course my blog content is going to change a lot given that I won’t be able to report back on places/sights etc… Instead I’ll be blogging about new things that I am learning and doing and experiencing.  Here’s to an amazing 2012!


I’m now 32  years old (I was 31 when I started this blog). I had a 9-5 (ish) job and lived in London. I have great friends and family and a relatively happy life.  But, for as long as I can remember it has been my dream to travel until I can travel no more.

I’ve spent years making excuses for not living my dream. I’ve convinced myself that it’s not the socially acceptable thing to do and that I should concentrate on getting a good job and settling down. In order to suppress the dream I’ve tried having a career (that worked for a while),  downsizing my career (in the hope that I’d have more time to do fun stuff in London and make the most of living here instead of wishing I was elsewhere) and have tried all manner of hobbies to keep me busy and keep my mind off of travel.

And yet  I still come back to this longing to travel on a permanent basis (or as long as possible).

So, I quit my job, packed up my home and got myself a one way ticket to Bangkok where my trip began.

Let the journey begin.


16 responses to “Plan A

    • ThanksShiv – sorry its taken me so long to reply, I’ve been pretty slack at blogging recently but I’m back on track now! I’ve just signed up to your blog, really looking forward to reading more of your adventures!

    • Thanks Jess! I just arrived in Cambodia last night so I’ve got to add that to the list! I really really hope to make to make it to the Philippines 1 day… 🙂 PS – your trip to the dentist sounds horrible, I knew there was a good reason I’m scared of them 🙂

      • Well I hope i’m still here in the Philippines when that time comes. If I could, I’d show you around the city. 🙂
        And yes, it was really terrible. If only my dentist wasn’t nice, I’d never come back to her clinic ever again. 😀

      • Yay! London! XD You know what, I’ve always wanted to live in London. I don’t really know why exactly. But the city and the people just fascinate me. Well especially the music. 😀

      • London is a great city – you should definitely come and visit one day! What kind of music do you like? London is great for concerts and festivals and all kinds of music!

      • I like most kinds of music, except for Trance and Hard Metal kind of rock. But the rest is all good for me. 🙂 I’ve been listening to some British acts recently.Namely Adele (of course), Kate Nash, Eliza Doolittle, the new band SuperHeavy comprised by Mick Jagger, Joss Stone 7 some more people.Then there’s this band from Ireland called Two Door Cinema Club. They’re all amazing! 😀

      • Ohh I’ve not heard of Superheavy, I will have to check them out 😉 Two Door Cinema Club sounds interesting (I’m half Irish!) – glad to hear that you enjoy good British music 🙂

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