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About Martin Holland

Soulchaser is a place to explore ideas, opportunities, and alternatives to the status quo. It's about pursuing a low-cost, sustainable, creative, adventurous, love-filled, ethical, fulfilling, and financially independent life. It's an adventure in alternatives that many of us want to explore. If you find it interesting, use the comments to join in. Thanks!
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On Beginning
7 years ago

On Beginning

I was an idiot. I had literally drawn a line on a map from England to Australia through a bunch of countries I had absolutely no clue about (I still have the map!), and then told everyone about it
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Explore at the RGS
7 years ago

Explore at the RGS

The lectures and workshops are fascinating, but it’s the atmosphere that makes it unique. The energy and sense of support and encouragement that the event creates is electrifying – you can’t help but come away with a sense of urgency and self-belief, as well as the contacts to make whatever you decide to do `happen
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Adventures in Alternative Lifestyle Design
7 years ago

Adventures in Alternative Lifestyle Design

Alternative lifestyle design for me is about creating a low-cost, low impact, creative, adventurous, love-filled, ethical, fulfilling, and financially independent life.

That statement probably needs some background, and that’s what the rest of this post is about. You might want to grab a cuppa or a glass of wine and get comfy.
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Soulchaser Reborn
8 years ago

Soulchaser Reborn

Soulchaser began as a travel blog back in 2005. I was 20 and had just quit my awesome job in a fit of frustrated wanderlust that had manifested itself as a sort of demented, irrational, but growing anger and dissatisfaction at a fairly free but also stagnant life in Oxford.
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The River of Life
14 years ago

The River of Life

Fools, who would search for the soul of India in the cold and sombre shadows of her many tombs and temples! May your tour be long and consuming, for while …
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The Beggars of Delhi’s Main Bazaar
14 years ago

The Beggars of Delhi’s Main Bazaar

Ajay has no muscles in his legs. He moves, crablike, by grabbing the balls of his feet with his seemingly huge hands, muscled by their continuous labour, and using his …
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Balaji Bhavan – Review
14 years ago

Balaji Bhavan – Review

Pleased, I went back to my room and he followed me, still talking. Then, suddenly, he patted my crotch and asked me if I wanted to “make homosex”!
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The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 2
14 years ago

The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 2

Of course that is only the romanticism of a mind with too much time and too little purpose. These streets were not ‘made’ at all. They are a consequence: the result of the construction of houses and homes, shacks and shelters sprung from the ground in spontaneous unplanned disarray. Theirs is the confusion of India herself.
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The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 1
14 years ago

The Skies and the Streets of Dwarka – Part 1

Mark Twain said of Indians that “with them all life appears to be sacred except human life”. Walking along the riverside in Dwarka it occurred to me that dog life …
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Climbing Mt Chimborazo – Ecuador
16 years ago

Climbing Mt Chimborazo – Ecuador

To celebrate my 21st Birthday I had decided to summit Mt Chimborazo. At 6,310m it was once thought to be the highest mountain in the world. Of course it isn’t, …
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