It’s been a while since I updated my ‘people’ category. Although I often encounter interesting men, women or families, I often don’t get a chance to get to know them well enough to write about them. Or ask them for their photo or contact details. Like the travelling family I met a couple of days ago in a tuktuk/car. A mom and dad with 5 kids. All the kids were obviously really well-travelled and extremely well behaving. They had lived (among others) in The Netherlands, India and Canada. The mother was a travel journalist and used to be a writer for the lonely planet. A job a lot of travellers wish they could do, but, as she told me is, in real life, not so great as you might think. I wish I could have asked them a lot more, like how they manage with their 5 kids… or what you can do to become a succesful travel writer… but they had to get out and I quickly said goodbye.
Luckily I did have a chance to get to know this fellow traveller: Gerrid Greenwood. I met him in Phong Nha, Vietnam and we drove together for some time. This american dude has been living in a Tipi the last couple of years, to live a more sustainable, down to earth life. He shoots his own deer, makes his own cutlery and maple syrup and is, moreover, an awesome friend to hang out with. His goal is to be able to fully sustain himself (and maybe a family in the future) without help from the modern world. Just 24, like me, but such an inspiration!
Fortunately, someone made a video of his life for a school project! So now you can ‘meet’ him too 🙂 Enjoy!