Here we go again . . . .

26 Oct

Well, after a very relaxing couple of weeks, where I have caught up with some wonderful friends, been dancing, been walking, seen my eldest son’s new flat, celebrated my youngest son’s birthday… I find myself getting ready for the next part of the adventure.  This time I am going to be away for around 9 months.. Travelling round Australasia and Asia.  The trip looks a little bit like this…..

 

Escape…..

Flight to Fiji (30th October)

Fiji

Stay Fiji

Complete PADI course

Flight to Auckland (19th November)

New Zealand

Tour NZ Overland to Christchurch

Flight to Hobart (10th Dec)

Tasmania

Tour Tasmania

Flight to Melbourne (22nd December)

Australia

Stay & tour Melbourne (Christmas)

Overland to Adelaide

Stay & tour Adelaide (New Year)

Flight to Alice Springs (2nd January)

Tour Uluru

Overland to Darwin

Flight to Cairns (10th January)

Overland to Sydney (dive Great Barrier)

Stay Sydney

Flight Sydney to Singapore

Flight Singapore to Bangkok (2nd February)

Thailand

Stay Bangkok & tour

Overland to Chiang Mai (~22nd February)

Stay Chiang Mai & tour

Overland to Luang Prabang (~14th March)

Laos

Stay Luang Prabang & tour

Overland to Vang Vieng (~25th March)

Stay Vang Vieng & tour

Overland to Phnom Penh (~5th April)

Cambodia

Stay Phnom Penh & tour

Overland to Ho Chi Minh (~21st April)

Vietnam

Stay Ho Chi Minh & tour

Overland to Hanoi (~2nd May)

Stay Ha Noi & tour

Overland to Hong Kong (~13th May)

China

Stay Hong Kong

Overland to Shanghai (~24th May)

Stay Shanghai

Overland to Beijing (~2nd June)

Tour to Tibet/Nepal (Start 8th June)

Tour to Kathmandu (arrive 25th June)

Nepal

Stay Kathmandu and tour

Overland to Varanasi (~30th June)

India

Overland to Delhi (~4th July)

Flight or overland to Mumbai

Flight to UK (8th July – TBC)

 

Now, the observant amongst you will have noticed that flights run out at the beginning of February…. After that, it’s overland travel and no fixed agenda.  So all bets are off after February – I might go anywhere.

 

The last time out I felt that the trip was about letting go – letting go of my old life, my old identity, my old habits – and letting go of where I had failed.

 

This time round, it’s about stepping into the new.  I’m wanting to experience some wonderful places – to soak myself in the beauty of nature – but also to be part of some of the spiritual places, to be part of the local spiritual experience, if only for a while.  I want this to be more about people, and less about geography.

 

I also want to write – to start the book that’s been burning in me for a while now.  I want to put some on line programmes together – and to start work on a series of workshops that I will deliver when I get back… and maybe to start delivering those as I travel too.  I am going to be deepening this blog a bit too… and linking it more to the sister blog at www.registereddisciple.com where I have been posting some of my deeper thoughts, where I have been sharing a little more of what’s on my heart.

 

So, October 30th I leave for Fiji.  It’s going to be fun…. And I am going to miss my friends and my family… so stay in touch.  Facebook.  Email.  Read the blogs.   Post on the blogs.  Text me (although I am not answering my phone).  Find me on Skype.  I’ll keep you posted on my adventures…. And I will look forward to seeing many of you when I get back – to dance with, to chat to, or even at a workshop, maybe.

 

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One Response to “Here we go again . . . .”

  1. Nikki Rose October 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi!
    It was really lovely to see you dancing at Dosthill last week – albeit too breifly :o)

    Wow – this is quite some itinerary you’re embarking on… I’m sure there will be many who will be thinking of you, and wishing you a safe and memorable trip as you continue onwards along your journey.

    Will be keeping an eye on you from afar, through your blogs :o) Enjoy every moment, and keep safe.

    Take care, Mr H
    Hugs,
    Nikki xx

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