Goals: SE Asia, December 2014 - March 2015
Travel over the course of 90-days on wheels. No particular route needed„I’m free to follow the wind. Happy to pitch a tent at the end of the day in a forest or spend the night in a cheap hostel or tea house. I want to cover the course of a few SE Asian countries , namely, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. I will be packing lightly.
The primary goal of my trip is an inspirational reset to figure out how I want to spend my time over the next five years. I picked the number 5 (years) b/c they say it takes roughly 5 years to get anything going pretty well.
I picked travel via bicycle b/c I love bicycles and find travel via bicycle the best way to experience a place. And, I’m happiest when I’m moving. SE Asia b/c it is supposed to be one of the best places in the world for bike touring, it’s extremely cheap by western standards and I’m fascinated by the history of the region, relate very much to the conceptual world-view held by many of the inhabitants (Buddhist) and would like to get a first-hand set of experiences of what life is like outside of my bubble.
I don’t expect I’ll come back home enlightened. I only hope that I’ll learn a few things about myself and the world. I hope to return home ready to commit to the people and ideas that mean the most to me.
I’m sketching out my plan for a bike trip from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam around Cambodia, Thailand and Laos (Airline tix have been purchased. This is not fantasy. I’m leaving Memphis, TN on 12/14 and returning on 3/4/15.) I’m trying hard not to over-plan, but digging around to learn what others have done before me. I’ll be sharing some resources and inspiration for those of you considering hitting the road in the weeks to come.
Love him or hate him, he is one fascinating character.
Note: Help me do it myself and I will love you long time.
Note: I’m currently betting on Go-Pro and next-gen of tech companies making camera technology that changes the way we see the world.
Note: Making money through subscriptions ($250/year). Atlanta-based. Some call “Vice of South.” Watch and learn.
Note to self: Remember this in SE Asia.
(Not disciplined enough to listen to many podcasts, but I’m going to check this one out.) h/t to my homey @anawillem
One short answer is meditation. By training our attention, we learn how to relinquish unnecessary thoughts, images and negative emotions. In this practice, we reverse our effort. We turn our conventional flow of striving upside down and start letting go of those heavy, onerous weights that we carry around with us. We relax, we forgive and we let go of attachment. — Letting go of the power sucks | Exuberant Animal