Fantafrica: Wandering and Wondering across Africa.

One man’s search for meaning in life’s third stage; there is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.

Pete Martin ¦ Revolutions: Wandering and Wondering on a Sabbatical Year.

One man’s soul searching journey to rekindle his health and his love of life; from being battered and beaten in Berlin to circumnavigating the world.


“Konnichiwa from Kitarō.” Arriving in Japan by ship and off the beaten track.

What is it like to arrive in Japan by boat off the beaten track? An article extracted from “Revolutions” is featured in the Globetrotters Club magazine.

Where would you rather be #38?


Child’s Play at the Noluthando Educare Centre.

How one woman is standing strong and refusing to fall in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha.

Where would you rather be #37?


“Happiness is the road.” My interview on the Glückfinder Podcast.

From one year ago, this is a Podcast with the wonderful Andreas Gregori for his amazing Glückfinder series.

Where would you rather be #36?


“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and other times, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”

An adapted excerpt from “Revolutions” was entered in a competition and is featured in We Said Go Travel for the theme of “Independence – Where do you find freedom?” Ever wanted to take a retreat? “Retreat, hell! We’re not retreating; we’re just advancing in a different direction.”

Where would you rather be #35?


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The above are my recent blogs.

You will find my journals describing how I wandered in the ancient temples of Japan, cycled in Sri Lanka, travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway, survived an Ayurveda retreat in India and how I was brave enough to take a sabbatical to get my life back together.

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“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

 Lao Tzu

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It can be anything from ‘joyful journeys’ – being the only passenger crossing the Pacific Ocean on a container ship or giving donated football kit to street children in Ghana; to ‘mind, body and spirit’ – being treated by a shamanic healer on the equatorial island of São Tomé; or on ‘the power of change’ – coming to terms with marriage again or living life to the full by slowing down.

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