Travel Blog 9; Vipassana: The Verdict

So it happened; as planned on the 29th September I entered the Dhamma Medini Vipassana Meditation Centre and until around 9:30am yesterday that’s where I stayed. Entirely. I did not set foot outside of the course boundary walls, I only entered 4 different rooms (my bunk, the meditation hall, the dining area and the shower…

Travel Blog 8; Mentally Checking Out

As I write this post I’m sitting in the communal area of a hostel that I wasn’t originally supposed to be in, in a town that I was, today, supposed to be leaving on a bus that was supposed to turn up at a certain time but neglected to do so. The town in question…

Travel Blog 7; Out of the Comfort Zone into the Silence

Its been just over 10 months since I hopped on my Emirates flight from Manny Airport with a bag on my back, Adidas’s on my feet (that ended up getting robbed by some twat in Fiji!), a rimmed hat on my head and Gal Gadot on the brain (because why not?). Truth be told there…

Travel Blog 6; Nostalgia Trip

Its been approximately 8 months since I took off (literally and metaphorically) from the motherland in search of new sites, sounds and adventures and just the feeling that comes with even typing such a statement is overwhelming. Both Fiji and New Zealand have so far created some cracking memories and stories that will stay with…

Travel Blog 5; Bashing the Bucket List

The other day as I stood in the kitchen area of my current workplace with my head in the clouds wondering if my human rights were being violated I suddenly got to thinking about something else; my bucket list. I have a theory that whether or not they realise it or not most people have…

Travel Blog 4; Queenstown, Don’t Believe the Hype

Well here we are; hell has frozen over, lightning has struck twice and Babe Pig in the City was recently seen soaring over the M25 at an altitude of 13,000 feet. Its been less than a month and your friendly neighbourhood Bozz is back on the blog…God help you all, you poor b*stards. Truth be…

Travel Blog Part 3; Its Been a While!

A friend of mine, much wiser than I, back in the motherland when describing the ‘miracle’ of travel explained to me that when you first setoff you struggle to even imagine let alone plan for the idea of you doing it for an extended period of time. Just for his information and possibly his ego…

Travel Blog Part 2; Need a Job so Hitting the Blog

So what do you know? That’s another Christmas and another New Years Eve in the bag. However my family were treated to a slightly different set of festivities this time around as for the first time since my conception they were not treated to my eloquant company. Nor I theirs. I was in Wellington and…

Travel Blog Part 1; Sorry its Late!

So its been just over 5 weeks since I boarded the plane out of ol’ blighty and headed head-first into the unknown or as its otherwise known; the Southern Hemisphere. I promised myself I’d be more on the ball with the blogging but due to issues involving prehistoric wi-fi, writers block, the fact that laptops…

A Hard Goodbye to a Great Job

I’m actually quite excited right now. I mean why the hell shouldn’t I be? I’ve just checked the forecast and its currently 30 degrees in Nadi with little to know chance of precipitation, keep in mind as I type this its only 8am. The Kiwis are so hyped over the World Cup result that there…

A Most Educational Hangover…

This Monday at long last I finally felt life starting to creep back into my bones. The headache started to wear off, my breathing returned to normal and it’s getting easier to regulate my body temperature. No I haven’t been sick (despite several bouts of vomiting), I haven’t been in a fight (actually I might…

Over-thinking about Over-thinking

As you probably hadn’t noticed I haven’t written anything for a week. Last week was a tough one; my future replacement at work started the job and embarrassingly enough she’s probably already just as good at it as I am, I had last minute dental and optical appointments, I’m trying to get somebody to buy…