I left South Africa with only one plan – to head towards Spain…
But as 2010 passed away, 2011 brought with it more epicness than I could possibly imagine…
The year Began in Perth with fireworks and street partying and quality people…
Sadly Perth had too many Speedos on offer so I moved on…
I found a job in Tincurrin (Population 7.5) where I spent 6 weeks planting nearly 200 000 trees – I no longer need to worry about my carbon footprint…
With a ticket for Big Day Out in Adelaide (4000 km away), I needed to get a move on and head East – sort of towards Spain…
Sadly, there were no busses and the train was full so I was forced into a life of hitchhiking which accidentally became addictive…
 I made it to Adelaide alive and decided to keep moving…
So I crossed the great ocean road and Melbourne and everything in between…
I made it to Sydney – but after licking the opera house there wasn’t much else to do so I hitched on out…
And found other things to lick…
I accidentally landed a job that I loved as an outdoor instructor with a bunch of brilliant people (who would have thought that possible in Australia??) and ended up staying there for far too long…
I was there for so long I even began brewing my own beer…
I adopted a Kiwi who talked me into going to New Zealand…
Bored of all the sheep I gave sky diving a try…
I survived that so I tried snowboarding…
Back in Australia, I inherited Karla, the campervan of awesomeness and set about exploring the East coast…
And with all this fun to be had I decided that I’d probably want to come back to this side of the world someday so I did the last of my 88 days of rural farm work required for a second visa by farming chickens…
 With my first visa coming to an end I began to look for a boat…
But leaving it so last minute I failed and ended up flying to Bali with two gigantic stuffed toys in hand…
I successfully crossed to Java where I did find a boat and landed in Singapore just in time for new years…
And just like that 2011 was gone… It’s gonna take a lot to beat such an epic year…
With so many excellent people and brilliant experiences and so few bouts of food poisoning, it’s going to take a lot to beat the year just gone.
It’s now 2012 and currently, I’m sat here in a beautiful haven on Sentosa island (Singapore), watching the moon flicker across the water, listening to distant boats and a ticking fan; but tomorrow I return to the world of dirt and disorder and squat toilets and the unknown as I venture off to somewhere in Malaysia. Tomorrow I’ll be a gypsy again!

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