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Abandon all hope

It’s been a while since I last updated the blog, albeit not for lack of material.

Since my last dispatches from Colombia I’ve passed through many countries on three continents. Now I find myself on the other side of the world from smoggy Bogotá (smoggy Bangkok) and I’ve accumulated several gigs of photos to illustrate what a busy 12 months it’s been – see my next update.

My way of life’s become increasingly vagabond since I was last in regular employment in South America almost nine months ago. My present overarching goal is to transform loose-footed poverty into a sustainable and more satisfying lifestyle while staying location-independent as far as possible.

Barring the eventual lottery win I’ve penciled in for mid-2014, this can only come about by working over the internet – this hasn’t proved easy so far, but recent developments have given me optimism that I can make it a reality.

Until then, southeast Asia is the sauce to my oyster. Confusing metaphors strictly my own.


This is my first foray into blogging after a long absence, lurking in the shadows of others (occasionally with malicious intent) as all the while the blogosphere has exploded into ubiquity.

Through photos, observations, and maybe an unspeakably offensive haiku or two, I’ll be documenting my life as I set off on what purports to be a really exciting prod around the nether regions of the unknown.

Destination no. 1 for my rambling (literary and literally) is Bogotá, which will become my home for nine months during a contract to teach English at a Colombian university.

While nine months might be ample time to gestate, I’ll try to resist the temptation.

In the meantime, I have to figure out how to pack my life into 20kg; ironically, coming home from Colombia, just 1kg could mean life – but I digress.

There’s more packing than blogging to be done at this stage. Hasta ahora.