Big BIG grins for 2010 :)

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Friday, January 1, 2010

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 never ending 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.. :)
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Chicken on

Allo love. Sounds amazing... closed my eyes for a moment and I was there... wish I was. Jmtd wmt jmtd ww

paul
paul on

Nice.

When can I come and visit / live?

(I really want to be able to click on those photos and see them bigger but can't figure out how to do it)

skylab
skylab on

Happy New Year! Glad you found a new home and enjoying it :)

Ted Persinger on

Nicely done Wozzer!

wakingdream
wakingdream on

Tenner was simply insistant we take him straight away to the jungle after he read this :) I told him the Gibbons swing so gracefully and quickly sometimes it's hard to spot them if fling about too fast. Those bats, are they quick. A personal favourite were the geckos, snapping up the bugs buzzing all 'round the one small light, on only to not trip over the goat on my way to bed. A brand new year is a wonderful gift. The jungle is too. Enjoy it fiercely. Love to you.

Ade Santos on

I'm so proud of what you are living.
It's the real meaning of finding yourself in peace.

Miss you my amigo. Beijo

Jay on

That sounds great,

Jay, Montreal

Sally on

Happy New Year Scott. Hope it brings you good health, happiness & many more days filled with fun & laughter xxx

katette
katette on

what a great read! :)

maorigurl007
maorigurl007 on

Maaate, everytime I read your blogs I get more and more inspired! Have you ever thought of writing a book? Your story is truly amazing, and only seems to get better and better. Until next time... :)

travelfreaks
travelfreaks on

Your adventure is a truly amazing read and made us realise that we aren't just chasing pipe dreams and that we too will be embarking on a great unknown adventure. Life's too short to sit and wait for it to happen!
Keep us posted.

Cobba on

Cooobbbaaaaaa.... U wont believe this!!! Am aiming for a Cambodia/Sth East Asia trip/seachange in the near future!....long story, and will fill you in.. have made no concrete (4 letter word), but its the long term goal.. who'd of thought ME... helping to build villages... as i said there is a lot to be said lol. Your post has only inspired me further (yet again lil bro... u seem to have a knack for that!). Stay well... Stay You.... lxxxxxxxxx

paul
paul on

There are some great comments in here Woz. Well done for being the inspiration for them.
I'd really like to very much encourage anyone that is thinking about travelling or even better changing their lifestyle into something more liveable.
DO IT!
There is some great people, fantastic places and amazing experiences out there waiting for you.
Partially as a response to what Cobba has written, but really for anyone of the same thoughts - here are some suggestions of what might float your boat:

Visiting Woz in Kep, Cambodia
Trekking in the Himalayas
Visiting the home of the Tibetan Govt in exile, McLeod Ganj
http://www.bigbrothermouse.com/volunteer.html
Travelling to Bhutan
http://www.need-burma.org/
Diving with turtles in the Perhentians
Travelling through Myanmar
http://www.wanderingseed.org/
Seeing wild orang-utans in Borneo
http://maetaoclinic.org/?page_id=16
Spending a night or two in a traditional hill tribe village
http://www.punpunthailand.org/
http://www.mirrorartgroup.org/newsletter/mirrorforum/index.php?topic=82.0
Teaching to kids that REALLY want an education
Getting to know yourself
and the list could go on and on.

paul
paul on

Nice stuff on Columbia. It would be great to go there. The 7 colour river looks amazing - and I just googled it and there seems to be nothing on it.
Even better.

Colombiatravel on

Hola Paul
Yeap the river is fantastic and as you say not many people know about it so it is really a magical place. When ever you decide to go let me know and I can give you relevant info.

Abrazos

Marcela

Heather on

Thanks for such great posting and wonderful words!

http://www.dirty-hippies.blogspot.com

skeletonking
skeletonking on

wow it sound interesting share all your experience to us

soulpath
soulpath on

Great life. Great blog. Keep it up.

Paddy on

Hope to see you soon mate, have booked the flights from china and philippines and should be there bouts by 12th july, lookig forward to catching up with you again mate.

lynmarie on

hello miss foster, hope your good, me and my jez are all good, he is in the musical oliver at the mo, kev and aimi have a new baby called alfie, and every thing is al good, hope your still enjoying ya self, big loves xxx

lkabeyta
lkabeyta on

Am new to travelpod and i found your journey. great feeds. great inspiration.

Travelfreaks on

For god's sake man!!!!! ..............give us an update!

Where are you...what you doing........?

It's like a real life version of 'Lost' waiting for the next update!

Hope your still enjoying your fantastic journey.
T

ausscott
ausscott on

great read, travel inspiring

sheilaswheels
sheilaswheels on

What a grand read. Just found you - now I need to go back right the way to your 2004 entries and keep reading!

markgyuro
markgyuro on

Nice this long trip sounds amazing:DD

thikri-mirror
thikri-mirror on

mirror-mosaics

Sheila Newton on

Greetings - and Happy New Year 2011

sheilaswheels on

Season's Greetings and a very happy 2011

kaiga on

happy new year. ma prosperity good health and better times find you in 2011 and for ever

pm595
pm595 on

One question ... how do you manage to travel so much ... are you completelly rich or are you working on the places you stay?

dae7
dae7 on

Wow very interesting stuff! We are heading to Cambodia next year, can't wait. Are you still travelling, where in the world are yo now?

David

Vane on

Hola mi amigo!!!! not updates??? willlin to know how are your travels and live in Cambodia!!! :)

helenlear
helenlear on

Brillint blog, been reading up on some of your travels in Oz too as I'm travelling there at the moment. Great read :)

slylsx
slylsx on

Long time without a comment, really interested to see where your at mate

q8traveler
q8traveler on

looks really exciting

donnae68
donnae68 on

It's now June 2013 - where u at???

jeffreydegrijs
jeffreydegrijs on

great

the50project
the50project on

Great read. I too am wondering what you are up to now. Very inspiring.

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