So my “Easy on the eye” rider I wonder what you are up to now? There are 57 varieties but there can only be one Heinz must be your tagline – and if it isn’t then make it so!
According to a message on Facebook, Heinz is now on his way to the South East- I am assuming that is the South East of Asia as the bike was dismantled and packed up for flying over there according to his blog. http://goa-asia.weebly.com/blog.html
So it got me thinking about all the parts of the world I still want to get to and how easy it will be to get to them? I really can’t keep delaying these things or I will be dead before I get there! Not that easy to go when you are dead either with all the visa and other restrictions in this wonderful world of ours – hahaha.
I have experienced Singapore (work) and Bali (work) but apart from 5 cold and wet days over Xmas/New Year once in Hong Kong (wasn’t keen on that one!) the rest of Asia is still an unexplored landscape to me. I would love to check out Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand though as I have heard they are lovely but I am afraid that all these places may be too over-commercialised by the time I get to them at this rate!! It will possibly be like being in Spain. So maybe I should just go and live there – for an easy life?
The two other major areas I still want to explore are South Africa and South America (parts of them anyway, to include Peru and Brazil at least). However, I could easily be in my dotage by the time I make this unless I shift myself into another gear soon!
The problem is that life interrupts and makes it not so easy to just get up and go. We all need money to do anything and then there is the lack of settlement, which seems to be an integral part of human nature in this modern world. What is NOT easy is the fact that I have NO savings and am therefore needing to work for an income (as most people obviously). But unlike others, as I never seem to settle, I am constantly on the look out for things I can do that will also allow me to work as I travel. The nomad in me doesn’t like to be tied in one spot for too long. Easier said than done though! So I need to take risks and to hell with it all! – or I need to earn a shed load of dosh in a short period of time so that I can then take off for a few months every now and then.
I could have done that in May for about 6 weeks, but this year, health interrupts – I have to go off to the UK in May to get my feet fixed – well actually ONE of them! At the same time I also need to try and get some money owed to me by the man I worked for last year that DIDN’T pay me still!. So there is a tribunal on 31st May for that. Mind you I doubt the money will change hands still for some time – if EVER – as he has delayed so long in paying already!
I will therefore be out of India for approximately 4- 6 weeks it seems. Time I could have spent travelling if I hadn’t already got this other stuff going on. Mind you, on the bright side, my current work projects are supposed to continue, providing the training and recruitment programme produces results between now and then. If all that goes to plan I will then be back in India in time for the brunt of the monsoon So I may have to consider a car as I think that may be an easier ride than a scooter in the rain especially when I am driving in rain with my glasses on – unless I but windscreen wipers for them – can anyone tell me where I can get a set or two of such a thing please?
Anyway, there is NO easy ride in life – we all have to take the rough with the smooth and we have to be prepared to work out the best way in which to work our little (or big) butts off to get what we want. However, if I met up with another like-minded traveller then maybe the ride would be easier and could be shared.
So I am still waiting for that elusive Easy Rider who was born to be wild with me!