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Ronald Keswick of 27 Waikiri Parade, Kalbarri, Australia

Ronald Keswick of 27 Waikiri Parade, Kalbarri, Australia

On 18th April I began road trippin’ through Western Australia with a Canadian, two Finnish and three German travellers, now friends – Will, JP, Pepi, Benjamin, Andreas and Anna respectively. As I write this it’s only been a few days since we began. It’s already been a blast. It’s not easy to find a group of people you get along with well enough to be around 24/7 for weeks or potentially months even, let alone seven of them. The assumed route is as such… Perth > Exmouth > Broome > Darwin Naturally, we’re hitting smaller towns which most people have never heard of in between. Most of them an untouched paradise only spoiled by the sickening amount of bush flies constantly swarming around your face. You know how at service stations across the world they advertise petrol, bulk deals for water or whatever else it may be you need. Well most places just sell fly nets to where around your face. I’m confident I’ve swallowed at least three. Here are some pictures to enjoy… Introducing… Ronald Keswick Anyway, this is about Ronald Keswick. A small, British-Dutch Indian born old man living in Australia for the past 65 years. Considering he’s been here that long and first lived in India, and then England for many years I can only assume ole’ Ron has been around circa 80 years. At this point, this is about all the information I have on Ron and his history. Yet, I felt the need to write this post because of his actions. Actions that have a knock-on affect through humanity. So we’d bought some sausages...
Simplified Thought: Using the Worst Case Scenario to Think in Black & White

Simplified Thought: Using the Worst Case Scenario to Think in Black & White

“Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out, because honestly, I wanna see you be brave” – Sara Bareilles I wanted to write a quick one on making decisions and simplifying thought, my way. I’m often labelled too; harsh, direct, brutal – some form of direct negative association with being a bit cut-throat. I believe this is because people are too caught up with emotion instead of logic. I’m one of those, that’s why I work on it. Personally, I think you’re thinking too much. And that’s coming from someone who struggles to switch off even to sleep. What’s the worst case scenario? One of the ways I make decisions quickly (unless it’s surrounding food or something, hehe) is to simply work out the worst case scenario of taking the action. And then find a solution and or result to that problem. So we’re not using metaphors the whole time, let’s use a few real life examples… Example 1: to go traveling or not So let’s get right into it, what are the worst things that can happen, followed by a solution. And when there’s no obvious or quick solution, I note down the result so that I can decide whether I actually care or not. I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am career wise, I’ll have to quit. I have experience, I’ll get a new job. I might miss my family and friends. Stay in contact, make new friends and start a family. I might run out of money. I’ll get a job. I can’t find a job. I’ll be homeless. Not...
It’s Time to Go My Own Way: Taking A Leap of Faith to Catch a View from Heaven

It’s Time to Go My Own Way: Taking A Leap of Faith to Catch a View from Heaven

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac View From Heaven – Yellowcard On the 17th August 2012, at 11:33pm, I decided my life wasn’t good enough and I vowed to a new way. Project133 is that way. Just five months later and the decision is final. I move out of my flat and leave for Atlanta, Georgia on April 15th 2013 (where I hope to run into a few walkers?). Three months away, damn, that’s pretty intense! Throughout this journey I will be blogging. Updating you guys with useful travel tips, tools I’m using, devices saving me money, and whatever else I stumble upon along the way. Keep updated by subscribing to this blog. Alternatively follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Ok, So Here’s The Deal Literally. There’s a deal in place with my business partner. If after 3 months of my being away all is well with our business, things are still running smoothly and we are both happy with the situation; then I keep travelling. If not. I must return, look at what has been going wrong, restore peace, calm and order (lol)… then set off again at a later date. As you can imagine operating a business is not an easy task in itself. Let alone when it’s your first one, you’re still learning and is co-managed by two people on separate continents. We have many websites to maintain, update and market for – all the while building new ones. There have been a lot of logistical nightmare-ish tasks to work around and many are still in the ‘figuring it out’ stage but more or...
Top 67 Inspirational Quotes – Which Inspire You Most?

Top 67 Inspirational Quotes – Which Inspire You Most?

Recently I’ve been overly inspired by so many different things and have been trying my best to look at life in new ways. I’ve been watching a whole load of nature documentaries over the past few days, mainly narrated by David Attenborough – yes, he’s awesome – which have given me a tonne of new cool places to add to my bucket list. I decided to put together a list of my favourite inspirational quotes. I know I’ve missed hundreds and thousands of good ones, but I’ve willingly left out many too. The ones below are what I feel directly apply to myself, and therefore to like-minded people who read this blog! What I’d really appreciate is your views. Comment below with your personal favourite quotes… 1) “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.” – Albert Einstein 2) “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw 3) “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard 4) “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb 5) “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol 6) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot 7) “The impossible is often the untried.” – Jonathan Goodwin 8) “Discipline is the foundation upon which all...
What If Money Was No Object? What Do I Desire?

What If Money Was No Object? What Do I Desire?

I just had to add this to my site. It needed to be done. An old friend posted it today on Facebook and I was so happy when I watched it… shouting at my computer screen… “Yes!…It’s trueeeee, why don’t more people understand!?” …and similar things. Let’s dissect a little… What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? Why the fuck did nobody ask me this when I was a child? Or in school? Why is the world so messed up that not one person in the thousands that I’ve met couldn’t ask me this? I urge anyone who does have someone younger or older even, who looks up to them for guidance, to ask these questions. If they don’t know the answer, that’s fine. I still don’t really. But to be asked a question that is without such restriction… that is a beautiful thing. I can only imagine that sadly, many of the people who do know the answer are confident it’s a pipe dream, and won’t ever pursue the life they want. “Well, we’d like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers but as everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way.” Is this really the way it is? Has the world become so much of a struggle that the common man can’t be himself, and must be forced into a lifestyle they despise, just in order to stay alive? Is it really this way though? Or is this just the way the minority have tailored, bent and manipulated...
9 Months In, 3 Months Out

9 Months In, 3 Months Out

In 2012 I managed to spend 3 whole months out of the UK, where I’m currently based. This was a huge achievement for me. As I told myself at the start of the year I should be able to spend at least 1 month doing what I like for every 3 months I work my arse off – *hears a round of applause*… a-thank you, a-thank you *bows*. Here’s the thing, there’s always a thing, it feels good, and I look back and see such an amazing year. But, I still feel like I’m not living those times enough. They are few and far between. I’m thinking this year maybe it should be an equal split? That’s fair right? Equal. For every 6 months of hard work I should be able to spend at least 6 months exploring the world, or sitting around at home doing nothing if I chose. Anyway, in light of my personal achievement in 2012; I’ve decided to start this year with a blast from the past post including all the awesome places I worked from in 2012. This is largely inspired by Sean’s post over at location 180 so don’t hate me for stealing the idea! In order of travel throughout the year… 1) Dunkirk, France This was my first and shortest trip of the year. My girlfriend and I woke up one Saturday morning, strangely early? and decided it would be a good idea to go to France. Later that night we were there and having a nice time. 2) Koh Samui, Thailand Wow. What a trip. Bargain too – managed to nail...

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