Don’t we all want to be somehow Nomads, Vagabonds, Roamers, Rovers, Pilgrims, Wanderers, Perpetual Travelers, Permanent Tourists, Tramps, Continental Drifters, World Citizens?
What are you waiting for? Life is what you make it! Break the cycle, get out of the rat race, break the habit and peer pressure, downshift, retire young – trot the globe, ‘walk the earth…like Caine in Kung Fu’, make new friends – make your own life!
My name is Christian Skoda, I’m a Traveler of German Origin and have a ‘Rat Race History’ of 14 years with a big European ITC firm up to VP and Director level before finally calling it quits. My choice is now a Nomadic Lifestyle in Asia, after 4 years Singapore, 8 months Phuket/Thailand, 2 years Bali/Indonesia, 6 months Goa/India and and currently commuting between my favorite paradise locations in Bali/Indonesia and the Philippines.
This website follows my journey to live my life how *I* want it. Not what Society, Politicians, Religious Leaders or a Boss want me to do for them.
Isn’t that selfish? Maybe. But then – your life is what *you* make it, no?!
Sometimes people ask, if I’m not getting bored – doing nothing? Doing nothing? I mean I don’t do anything what I don’t want or like. Do I need to work to do *something*?
This our planet is soooo beautiful, there are so many things to see and do during a short day. How can I ever be bored in my life?
Am I not worried of getting lost, throwing away my career, my ‘normal’ life?
Let me ask you:
Is regular 9-5 work exciting? Or working long hours overtime? Being abused by your boss by being reachable 24/7 for other people’s problems? Elbowing your way to the Top for a Career? Does it fulfil you? Does it keep you from being bored? Does it keep you from being lost or worried? Does is bring warmth into your heart and life?
And what is ‘normal’ anyway?
‘Is normality getting dressed in the clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic jams in the car that you are still paying for, in order to get to the job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, the car, and especially, the house that you leave empty all day in order to live in it?’
I’m sorry, but the Rat Race is a concept I’m no longer buying anymore.
And there are more like me. They find the answers to the question: Why?
They take a year sabbatical and find out, that there is another world out there. Aside from the glitzy glammer which we consume every day on Television – and which consumes us in the end. Then they sell their belongings and ties of a material world, go out and live their dreams.
Will there ever be a way back? Not for us Nomads, not for us.
We know the world out there is waiting for us to be explored, discovered, travelled, enjoyed.
Being bored and being worried was yesterday!