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October 31, 2012

Bye Bye Asia! Hello Australia! Living Nomadic…

by kaiconfusion

After 11 month in the mids and depths of Asian culture, the day to move on is finally there!Backpacks packed and ready for Australia!
The day our trip takes me back to Oz and Kathie the first time in her life south of the equator!

Today, the 31th of October at 23:30 we will take off from this city of hustle and bustle Kuala Lumpur to PerthAustralia – the most remote capital on the planet. Once we will leave Perth behind us, we will finally leave the cities for a good long time up to nearly a year perhaps. Right in time for the in great anticipation awaited end of the Mayan calendar.
Not that I would believe in apocalyptic theories for that day, but I believe in the permanence of insecurity of cities.

However we are really excited for this new big episode in our lives and travels. Today we take off to Oz to stay down under for the anticipated next two years at least. We will be living in Australia and New Zealand that has the combined land mass of Europe and the population of Scandinavia!
So excited! Space! Nature! Wilderness! Breathing freely! …to an extend seldom found anywhere else in the world today!
We are looking forward to own a house on wheels, that gives us total independence – out there in the bush! Taking our nomadic life style to a greater level!

This short film NOMADISM is made by my friend Marty who I met in 2009 in Bali.  He and his girlfriend Jeanette have become one of my most beautiful travel acquaintances. Coincidentally we had planed to be in Kuala Lumpur at the same time! Thus this last week of October, so incredibly, we did meet again! We spend the last days in Kuala Lumpur together in amazement.
Marty is a really great photographer! Enjoy his work – NOMADISM !
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We will take so much positive ideas and inspirations from Asia! It was an incredible journey so full of amazing ideas, thought and feelings. We have learned so incredibly much! I have changed more and faster than ever before! Both of us have grown incredibly.
Non of what we have experience, I had ever expected despite of having been travelling extensively for more than two years before. Everything was different on this journey. So different again! It is beautiful.

This journey has lead me to find what I have been looking for, for so long. I am on my path. I am not a blind man among blind man any more. Still blindfolded though, I am now stumbling with intention and direction – towards something I sense is good!

We have gained so much more freedom in this year. Leaving our alcohol and nicotine addictions behind us, strengthening our fight against the misbelieves

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September 9, 2012

Four Berliners off to Sumatra!

by kaiconfusion

Today we are off to Sumatra in Indonesia, which is the 6th largest island of the world, to head to a truly
magical place a super volcano and in the same time the worlds biggest volcanic lake…

Babe and Danny both friends from Home have joined us for this trip!
Babe arrived in Kuala Lumpur on the 3rd of September. She had a terrible flight!
Her plane had to returned after 3 hours flight over the Indian ocean, back to the airport with
technical problems! What a nightmare! Kathie left Melaka in the morning to surprise her at the KL airport.
They went to an island off the west coast of Malaysia called Pulau Pankor for a few days.
Danny is travelling around  Asia since March and he had visit us a few weeks ago in Tacomapai already.
He has also visited Panya for a course in Food Forestry here is a video from his BLOG.

Across the channel by ferry, probably more than 20 hours of sitting in a bus a head of us…
We are all in great excitement and anticipation of this magnificent place I have visited before
on my trip in 2007 and that I had fallen deeply in love with called Danau Toba!

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An amazing band I want to show you!  #Mother Falcon# – from Austin…

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Kai

May 27, 2012

LAOS

by kaiconfusion

Hi Friends!

I  haven’t written and posted anything in quite a while mostly due to a
challengingly slow internet connectivity at Panya...
because of that many of my blog related projects have come to a standstill…
Anyway, we are doing very well!
We are in Laos in the moment, where widespread fast internet has finally arrived.

On the picture, the mighty Mekong River bordering Thailand‘s Chiang Khong on the left and Laos Huay Xai on the right.

We had to leave Panya

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April 25, 2012

black eggs

by kaiconfusion

Once upon a time some unknown stranger had the crazy idea to turn a conventional chicken egg into a black wired egg.
I came across these eggs a couple of years ago in Thailand. Unknowingly i bought one of them.
It is till one of my most disgusting travel memories. From time to time I share this experience with others…

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April 22, 2012

TRAVELLING ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS

by kaiconfusion

– Some practical tips for a low impact environmentally conscious way of travelling –

One of the most important things in life is to live in a mindful, non destructive way towards the earth.
Since I am a traveler and we are living in an oh so much travelled world, in this post I want to pay particular
attention to that. I want to try to give some very few practical advises to keep our impact on nature and humans
as low as possible. I believe travelling itself can possibly reduce but also increase our impact on the environment.
As a lifestyle I like to be believe it can be a statement and a conscious respond to our consumerist life.
I will try to focus on solutions rather then mentioning the many ways we are polluting our planet and with that ourselves!

1. Travelling and mobility: Don’t fly!
Easier said then done. Just because flights are ridiculously cheap, doesn’t mean we can’t travel other ways.

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April 18, 2012

Transformation

by kaiconfusion

We have stayed 4 weeks at the Panya Project now.
Time for some changes.
After extending our Thai visa  in Chiang Mai together today, Kathie has left for probably two to three weeks to
another project called New Life Foundation to volunteer and take another retreat focused on yoga, meditation
and natural building. (newlifethaifoundation.com/earth-breathing-breathing)

I have asked the community of Panya to stay as a mid-term volunteer and been accepted!
That means, I will at least stay for another two month or longer. I will start to take part in decision making,
take responsibilities, and be a part of the community and help improving and sustaining the project.
I am very excited about it and so happy! I am looking forward to all the learning and teaching and just to being here.
Kathie is also going to come back, to stay longer after her retreat is over. It’s been a great day full of inspirations,
amazing conversations and new inputs.
I am gratefully happy to be given this opportunity to be part of this inspirational project.
I will write a lot more about Panya and post a lots of pictures and information’s about how life works here
and what projects we are working on….

Apart from these changes there are other more trivial ones. I finally cut of a good bit of my dreads which had
totally evolved into a carpet of hairs. The rest will come off too, when the time feels right.

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April 5, 2012

What about me?

by kaiconfusion

I just need to write something after this day, after watching this amazing documentary
“What about me”, anything really.
Maybe it’s wrong. Likely just a craving for a satisfactory feeling, certainly distraction. Still i want to express my self about how much I’d love to take it all in. All this beauty, all this truth, all this wisdom, all this clearness. All the positive energy all this interconnectedness… .. .
I more and more start to feel a disconnect from the rest of the world, from society though.
It’s a new born feeling, at least in that intensity and integrity. It frightens me. It makes me feel proud of myself, makes my feel like a true extremist. I don’t want to go this way though, in the same time I kind of want to.
The spiritual knowledge tells me that disconnection is totally wrong or better that it doesn’t make any sense
but my reason carries me further and further away from the fiction, the reality of society, the reality of normality.
All these lies, all the superficiality all the madness. Blameless indeed but  detached through lack of connective points between the realities. My path is the path of awakening. Every little step, it feels like, brings me a little further away from the still sleeping. I start loosing the ability to understand and remember why things are the way they are.
Worse, I feel disgrace, I feel incredibly uncomfortable, I feel alien.
Take a deep breath – here and now. In and Out, In and Out. Thats all there is…
Ever wondered why it is so hard to accept? Still. – Quiet. Be. Still. Quiet. Pssst. Just it. Here. Now.

www.1giantleap.tv/#home

It is a wonderful very inspiring film!

April 3, 2012

PANYA

by kaiconfusion

Hi.

We have just reached our second week at the Panya project in northern Thailand.
www.panyaproject.org/
Only a two minute walk away from Panya there is another beautiful! sustainable living farm called Pun Pun.
www.punpunthailand.org/

[Since the internet connection is very poor no pictures this time.]

PERMACULTURE

Mollison, (founder of permaculture) has described permaculture as “a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single project system.

Deutsch

„Permakultur ist das bewusste Design sowie die Unterhaltung von landwirtschaftlich produktiven Ökosystemen, die die Diversität, Stabilität und Widerstandsfähigkeit von natürlichen Ökosystemen besitzen. Die Philosophie hinter Permakultur ist eine Philosophie, die mit und nicht gegen die Natur arbeitet, eine Philosophie, der fortlaufenden und überlegten Observation und nicht der fortlaufenden und gedankenlosen Aktion; sie betrachtet Systeme in all ihren Funktionen, anstatt nur eine Art von Ertrag von ihnen zu verlangen, und sie erlaubt Systemen ihre eigenen Evolutionen zu demonstrieren.“

– ursprüngliche Definition der Permakultur nach Bill Mollison

For a deeper understanding of this world-changing concept read the Wikipedia links check out the permaculture page which I have recently started working on, and watch the videos…
It’s incredibly fascinating!!!

Finding this place and coming here, to me feels like another elevated level we have reached on our path. Like a clearing in a dense forest like a plateau of a mountain that needs exploring, that unfolds it’s presents, full of ripe fruits…

Since my youth I have always been living with the feeling of opposition towards

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