#VanLife

People I’ve met on the road, and those who have got in touch via the contact page, have asked me a few questions about life on the road and life in Groggy the campervan. So, for your convenience, I have compiled the answers in one place.

An ocean of memories

It was the smell that affected me most. When I walked through that door for the first time in four and a half years, I recognised an aroma so familiar, yet so distant in my mind, that an overwhelming nostalgia was triggered.

Knickers

Within 15 minutes of us meeting, one had told me she was having an affair and the other admitted she never wears knickers.

Titan arum

The Titan arum is a flower of epic proportions. It can grow up to 3 metres in height and is the largest (unbranched) inflorescence, or flower, in the world.

Happiness is…

Happiness is: when you're in a fogou and the moss is phosphorescent! ...and when you say to some innocent ramblers "Get out. My fogou."

Human kind

Most ‘Westerners’ who have been to the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar will tell you that the people there are more friendly, welcoming, generous and kind than the citizens of their home countries; and as I neared the end of my 18 weeks backpacking in India and South East Asia, I wrongly made a... Continue Reading →

Life’s little surprises

Just when you think it’s all going swimmingly, life tends to throw a curveball your way to keep you on your toes. Even those little surprises, simply because you weren’t expecting them, can rejuvenate or ruin your mood for the day. I don’t believe in ‘fate’ or ‘destiny’ but ‘karma’ has a funny way of... Continue Reading →

Connections

In this modern world of over-connectivity, it’s a wonder we can lose touch with someone at all. I predict that it won’t be long before a permanent digital connection will be made upon the first handshake with anyone we meet and we will have to seek special permissions from the powers-that-be to ‘unsubscribe’ from this ‘service’.

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