“The cure to boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
It’s a month since I left home. I’ve traveled through Vietnam and crossed the border to Cambodia. In three days, I fly to Bali, Indonesia, for a month. Diving, surfing, mountain trekking and a sail trip lay ahead. Long story short: Life’s good!
But didn’t I leave Holland to start a new challenge?
Definitely. That’s why I’m excited to announce Around the World in 80 Experiments officially starts on the 1st of February. At the marketing department of one of the oldest professional soccer clubs in Singapore: Tampines Rovers FC.
This blog post is an update of last month. As well as a sneak peek into the near future. For the ones who are curious, I will start blogging regularly from monday January 25.
Travel — Vietnam from North to South, and Cambodia
We — me and Ruben — landed in Hanoi on December 4. Physically, as well as mentally. We got used to everything being different in Asia. The climate, the food, the people, the timezone. Everything.
Since Hanoi we:
– Did a trekking through the rice fields of Sapa
– Sang karaoke with a Chinese group on a boat in Ha Long Bay
– Enjoyed a 24 hour trip with a comfortable sleepers bus
– Cycled in the stunning historical centre of Hoi An
– Dodged motorbikes and scooters in Ho Chi Minh City
– Ate the best pineapple ever at the floating market in Can Tho
– Chilled on the beach of Phu Quoc Island
And after Ruben leaving I:
– Got my PADI Open Water at Phu Quoc Island
– Crossed the Vietnamese and Cambodian border
– Celebrated New Year’s Eve on the beach in Sihanoukville
– Meditated in a Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh
– Will see sunrise at the Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap
– Fly to Bali on January 6
After that, I’m sure there is a lot more to come..
For pictures, go to my Instagram (or search ‘kevinweijers’ in the app), to see my #photooftheday project.
Life — Overall meditations
While moving from one place to another in Vietnam, I got time to think and reflect. Inspired by Chris Guillebeau I did an annual review of 2015. As well as decided on my goals for 2016. More on that in a later post.
Traveling with one of my best friends for three weeks was very special. We experienced a lot, and got to share our experiences with each other: Priceless.
After Ruben leaving, I was already used to being on the road. I did my PADI Open Water course in the first 4 days I was alone, which gave me a clear goal. And I discovered that living out of a backpack suits me.
Now, after a month, I’m confident to say I’m ready and excited for what lays ahead.
Work — The start of Around the World in 80 Experiments at Tampines Rovers FC
Besides traveling. My journey is intended to combine travel with work. By sharing my creativity and experimental approach for food and shelter.
As mentioned, I start my challenge on February 1st, in Singapore. I will help the marketing department for a week. The exact assignment isn’t clear yet, but that’s the charm of them being first.
The way I see my challenge right now, is that it’s supposed to progress/grow organically through time. A more detailed blog on the purpose of my challenge, will be published right before the official start.
Side-note: I see this project as my own conducted ‘two year master’s degree in life’. One of the goals is to learn and educate myself. And to share my lessons with everyone who wants to be a part of it.
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I look forward to hear from you or meet up anywhere in the future.