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Travel & Adventure

Gunung Bondang Expedition: a Bio-Cultural Survey
5 years ago

Gunung Bondang Expedition: a Bio-Cultural Survey

For next month I will be exploring a majestic, sacred mountain known as Gunung Bondang as the leader of a collaborative, multidisciplinary expedition that is combining biological and cultural research, multimedia, and a unique student field trip.
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Janapar: Love on a Bike [Film Review]
5 years ago

Janapar: Love on a Bike [Film Review]

One of the main reasons we go on adventures – especially big, long, solo adventures – is to find ourselves. Through challenge, adversity, and loneliness, we get to see what we’re really made of. Through loneliness, time, and distance from home and from the person who friends and family have come to expect us to be, we can find perspective and move a little bit closer toward our own truths.
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Rubbish, Running, and Purpose
5 years ago

Rubbish, Running, and Purpose

Man, that was a lame post! Did anyone finish it? That last one about Beginning. Pretentious title too. Such an interesting and useful topic, but such a boring and useless post!

As wide a set of goal posts as I have set myself, I am here to talk about something I have vaguely defined as alternative lifestyle design, not prattle on abut how useless I was at travelling when I was a kid. I’m still bloody useless at it today but except for the hilariously stupid things I sometimes do I wouldn’t dream of forcing you to read about any of it!

I would take that post out back and put it out of it’s misery but, well, let is serve as a reminder to me never to write crap just for the sake of writing something. A reminder and a lesson. Because why did I write it? Because I forgot my purpose here.
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On Beginning
5 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
5 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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Soulchaser Reborn
5 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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