The Time of my Life...

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Sunday, August 1, 2004

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'In 2004 I did something different. Without a shred of emotion I shrugged off the house, the job, the car and the bike. I shrugged off everything. Shortly after I bought a cheap one way ticket and flew over the equator with a pounding heart and a burning desire to live a different life, one of randomness. The rest is right here, in these pages.

Along the way I've experienced things I couldn't possibly have prepared myself for, things I didn't even know existed. And along the way of course, I've met some incredible people - simple everyday randoms like me following their own dreams, and the occasional diamonds that have changed the course of my path forever.

I've also met someone else. This is 'his'-tory.

Enjoy..'


- Scott Woz (2009)

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Where am I now? - Kep, Cambodia

Firstly, here's a big cheery beery Happy New Yeary toast to you all from southern Cambodia!

Where has the time gone??

It's been a looooong while since I posted the last update, I know, but it's all been for good reason, and now that I've re-established myself in this new, exciting, challenging and unpredictable location with endless opportunities, I'll be slowly filling in the blanks that have seen me through the back end of 2009, from Vietnam and Burma to Thailand and through Cambodia. As and when I get the chance of course. There is after all, a lot to do here.

Right now I have very little internet access (just a weak signal through my mobile) so I can't send anything sizeable, just a few frequent one-liners. On the rare occasion that I do venture into civilisation I'll try and post more (including pics) but for now, all I can say is that things are... unique.

So where am I? I'm in the Krong Kep province of southern Cambodia, living in the jungle, near the coast, without electricity or gas and blissfully free from commercial consumerism. I'm living on a constant supply of fresh organic food among the gibbons, the crickets, the cobras, the swaying palms, the millions of birds and billions of stars. This is simplicity at its finest and the perfect package of peace and quiet. And once again I'm surrounded by wholesome people. The Khmers really are a delightful bunch, and to be at the heart of things with an endless amount of opportunity just within reach is a wonderful privilege.

So for now I'll leave things there and get back to unfolding the story. Just trust me when I say that going to sleep every night under a blanket of brilliant stars while the bats clown around in the moonlight is just magnificent. And waking up to the call of gibbons at sunrise is an experience I simply cannot put into words right now. So yeah, big big grins for 2010.. :)

Woz..

(1st January 2010)


- Sunrise over 'The Remarkables', Queenstown, New Zealand.. (5:30am)

Where have I been up to now? - Just crossed the Australian continent by motorbike and clocked up almost 30,000 back-breaking kilometres through 87 towns and cities. This was after returning to New Zealand to finish the wonders of the north island, also by bike. Before returning to New Zealand I took a lengthy jaunt around Spain, Portugal and a highly spontaneous roadtrip across California and Nevada with some randoms..


For a bit of background info and to find out how all this crazy madness started, click here!

Or you might want to start from the very beginning, in Staffordshire, England.





















































 






I've got a long way to go yet, and it would be great to hear from you along the way. Please feel free to post your comments, drop me a line or sign the guestbook.

..until then crack a coldie and grow a grin!

Woz..
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nozzy
nozzy on

Beautiful. Just Beautiful.
'Some people stand on the drive way of life and wacth the traffic pass them by. While others put the car in gear and drive. Engage the clutch and venture into the unknown.'

Jupe, you've done well.

Beautiful just beautiful.

Ta-da Christopher Columbus.

dickoojoseph
dickoojoseph on

dickoojoseph@gmail.com
'you are a great man on earth'

eddy_gigi
eddy_gigi on

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shonee
shonee on

how
Hey How do you pay for all your travel if you dont mind!

archana.siwach
archana.siwach on

good collection
I liked your collection.it is the nice one.

dornell
dornell on

Life is really a beautiful thing.
Just to breathe the fresh air is worth talking about. Life is beautiful and living is great. Thank God for life.
The minute you realized that you treasure the most beatiful that God ever create is worth talking about.
Live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment of it.

cathrine630
cathrine630 on

Life is flying
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admiring your life...
enjoying everything your want...
Being desirous of flying...

janetportin
janetportin on

wow
wish i could travel as much as u did.. i like the pics.

sabryna_lim
sabryna_lim on

hi, im new member here
oh~ so many wonderful scene u hv seen!
i saw a singapore pic, i wonder if u ever go to my country- Malaysia. bcz Malaysia is d only way to go singapore by bike.
jz email me if u interest to travel here, im a nature guide in Malaysia National Park(130million years old rain forest).
sabrynag9@gmail.com

maorigurl007
maorigurl007 on

Mate you rock!!
I fly to explore SEA in August and thought I was being adventurous by dropping everything and taking off for a month.

Then I discover your blog and your life and you've blown my socks off! You rock mate. You really do.

I don't know many people that have the courage to do what you're doing with your life. Most people save all their life and then, when they're too bloody old to enjoy it, take a trip to see the world. Instead you're living it all now.

I take my hat off to you!!

encantada
encantada on

sweet
great photos, scott. thanks for sharing your awesome adventure.

trinitrish
trinitrish on

Love them pics!
Man...so much amazing photos! I love them!!

must_travel
must_travel on

You're living my dream!!
I have traveled to a little over 15 counties and people here think that I'm so well traveled but I know I'm not! Wish I could get away and do what you're doing. Great Pictures! My camera is only 5 megapix but I need to upgrade. Keep doing what youre doing because hey we only live once in this lifetime.

ilovetheworld
ilovetheworld on

hi....
...i want your life... enough said.

maries_world
maries_world on

Wow!
I'm loving the photo's! Would love to know what camera you're using!? Marie.

daz1690
daz1690 on

brilliant
Total respect to do this. daz

grizzer
grizzer on

whoa
this is so cool!

bara
bara on

Envy, admiration, thumbs-up... You are living my dream which I never even tried to turn into reality. Not brave enough I guess. Instead I will watch your steps and keep dreaming.

benijane
benijane on

cool!
i mean me,i just traveled countries like san fransisco california,paris,seoul new mexico and some parts of Asia where my cousins are stayong,i don't really enjoy mostly traveling alone but i cant imagine traveling by yoursel can be fun too and trying to discober new things like you

itmi
itmi on

You are the envy of many! Thank you for sharing all your experiences and photos. I travel a lot as well as a professional tour director - it's great to get paid to travel! www.itmisf.com

hullick
hullick on

Your pics are amazing! I'm just starting up my own blog :)
I am leaving my home in Canada in one month (OMG) to go to teach English in Taiwan! I'm super excited but also quite freaked out, your blog is totally inspiring and comforting. Thanx!

bthatmt on

It's been a pleasure meeting you Mr. Woz, albeit relatively short. We'll have to make up for that shortly, and share a Chang, a Saigon 222, a Biere Laos, shiiii....whatever we can scrape up.

The big bald Canadian,

Rob

fromheretothere
fromheretothere on

im following your footsteps.. i havnt reached my 19th birthday yet and ive been to 13 countries.. living the dream! keep on going.. Photos are incredible!

tbeartravels
tbeartravels on

Loving the blog, i have just started my own, its still in the beginning stages, but yours is super, its a great read and inspiration

yixuanzhi
yixuanzhi on

I love these photos so much! Want to be a tramp like you one day, "shrugged off everything" and "dying on the top of "Kilimanjaro".

laura.fletcher
laura.fletcher on

I was 19 last year and travelled and volunteered in South America for 5 months, I seriously cannot wait until I finish university and do what you're doing! So incredibly jealous of your adventure but I can't wait to be doing the same. Inspirational

rewardhunter
rewardhunter on

You're a true inspiration. As a vacation homeowner (learned everything I needed to know from the Vacation Homeowner's Guide on Facebook) I can say with complete honesty that you seem like the kind fo fun guest I would enjoy hosting in my home. I wish you continued luck on your adventures!

karinakr
karinakr on

Despite only reading your first entry, I feel completely supported by a stranger who's doing exactly what I'm set out to do in 10 short months. I just spent a month in Mexico, traveling up/down the Pacific coast. I met some locals and saw how they live - jungles, concrete walls, holes for doors and windows, and all in an open concept!! climbing up winding stairs past massive tropical trees only to reach a tree house is exactly how i want to be living. I live in vancouver, bc right now, where life seems to be perfect. clean, rules, structures, the works - my desire: make my life simple and only own things that I need. My own blogs arent as entertaining as yours, although when I read them, they are. Bon voyage!!

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