Making preparations for the big bike trip
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Karel’s letters written during travelling
Have started making preparations for the big bike trip, which I hope to
launch around end April, assuming I’ll have everything ready by then.
Such as four waterproof big bicycle bags which I plan to strap to the
sides, but it’s been more than 20 days and I’m wondering if someone in
the postal chain found themselves an early Christmas present. Have been
discovering the wonders of ebay and amazon, but usually they send with
a tracking code. That would set me back some $300 bucks and potentially
delay things, unless I can convince the company to send me some new ones
in exchange for promotion.
Madman hits the road again.
I’m also saving up for a GoPro Hero3 black, top of the line, super video
quality, low light capabilities, can plunge 60m down. Strap to head while
riding or diving. Hope to frequently upload little video clips, as I drive
slowly through busy markets, or conceal it in a hand bag while strolling.
To get notified of uploaded videos, as I started to do that weekly,
filming a lot of the local music scene here, or interesting circumstances,
might be best to subscribe to my youtube, or through the usual suspects
(facebook, twitter etc.). Sis has gotten busy with some work and won’t
be able to resume editing the book until around October. That will wrap
up Bulgaria and we can start moving into Asia. Trying to promote it according
to various suggestions, mostly like a hobby but the thought that I could
derive an income by traveling means that I can glean myself away from
the computer and focus on local charities, which would make the story
that much more interesting. Imagine, getting paid to interact with locals
while traveling – wow.
New jam music scenes have sprouted all over, as the locals are learning
it is a good way to draw in a crowd, which has enabled and motivated me
to play the viola more. Difficult instrument and a long way to go, but
I see that better playing would facilitate the traveling. People often
ask whether there is a small guitar in my case. When I say viola their
eyes bulge open in fascination, and soon enough I’m playing at a wedding
somewhere in the country. And once you network like that, soon enough
you’re suggested an itinerary of great places you just have to visit.
Float around like a leaf, with a general plan. My general plan at the
moment is to take a boat to the diver’s island just north, Koh Tao. Check
that out for a few days and continue northward, halfway up the coast to
Bangkok. From there loop through the mountains west around Bangkok, squiggle
through Laos and Cambodia to arrive in North Vietnam by the winter. Where
I’m told the people are super duper nice. Stay there until spring and
continue on through China, Tibet, Nepal, India back into Thailand and
the rest of Asia before continuing on to ozzie land. More details at http://travelgoof.com/south-east-asia-motorbike-tour.html,
which is my sales pitch to various companies for funding (Red Bull as
financer, or gopro etc. for free goodies).
On another note, for promoting the book, sis suggested I start a sort
of blog of unique, cultural things I come across during my journeys. Little
tidbits by day or week that might shed some insight onto the different
perspectives viewed on this beautiful planet of ours.
I may have not moved much geographically, especially since I am here on
a student visa, learning Thai in exchange for not having to go anywhere,
for an entire year. Which makes one feel at home, not constantly worried
about short visa extensions (quite a nightmare sometimes). It has been
fun learning a sixth, but exotic language, and opened up some interesting
doors locally, but the journey burns on, albeit mostly in my heart.
Looking forward to hitting the road again and hope you are all well!
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Karel Kosman's Articles at TranslationDirectory.com:
|Karel’s letters written
|47. Making preparations for the big bike trip|
|46. The ONLY Thai girl I am attracted to|
|45. Miscellaneous letters|
|44. I have always felt I will be a writer one day...|
|43. About freelancing and travelling|
|42. Thai girls are like demon possessed little witches|
|41. Living on a mystical island of Koh Phangan in Thailand
|40. From Malaysia to Thailand
|39. From Laos back to Thailand|
|38. How to publish a book|
|37. Back in Thailand|
|36. Feeling increasingly uncomfortable here on the island in Malaysia|
|35. My belongings|
|34. Staying in Malaysia|
|33. About running a blog|
|32. A short travel update|
|31. Planning to publish a book about my travels|
|30. In Thailand, God’s hand|
|29. Getting ready to go to Asia. In the airport|
|28. Escaping from Galia’s place|
|27. About Bulgarians, earnings, plans|
|26. Starting to earn more after approaching thousands of translation agencies|
|25. About writing and publishing content online|
|24. How to find really cheap plane tickets|
|23. The girlfriend: would like to find THE ONE|
|22. Still staying in Bulgaria but planning to go to Thailand|
computer, online marketing, translation, CAT tool
blabber - waste of time. About wanting to be a writer.
about software sales
at a pension
is a waste of time
much they pay etc.
charges, programming etc.
as a translator and travelling
NOT to cheat Google...
opportunities for working as a freelancer
advantages of working as a freelancer
|Working While Travelling
treeplanting (September 8, 2008)
friends visiting me to Cyprus (February 29, 2008)
in Cyprus (December 09, 2007)
the Cyprus heat (February 8, 2007)
from boredom (February 8, 2007)
to Bodrum (November 20, 2006)
in Stoliv, Montenegro (October 2, 2006)
to Montenegro (August 22, 2006)
through Croatia (August 9, 2006)
trip begins - off to Croatia! (2006)
to Live in a Caravan
to Connect to Internet While Traveling
to construct a caravan - Beautification
to use solar panels to electrify your caravan
to construct a caravan
to Czech - buying a travel van (April 10, 2004)
Trip - Off to Yosemite and Beyond (December, 2003)
Trip - Getting a Driver’s License (December, 2003)
to Buy a Used Car (December, 2003)
Trip (December 14, 2003)
through Bulgaria (July 20 - Aug. 4, 2002)
Republic: My Reflections
life in Prague
flat in Prague
of working while travelling
Published - October 2013
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