Its been a while since I've posted here and that's because things...well....have changed a bit! The travelling has come to an end for the time being with me now taking time out to cool the jets in the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington.
It was only a few weeks back when having a few drinks at a small house party did I suddenly get whirled back in time to all those memories and little adventures that took place over the course of the year, the people I've met, the places I've seen, the cultures I've experienced and of course the many ups and downs that went along with it all. In fact, I almost nearly shed a little tear as it is starting to sink in how amazing that adventure was not to mention how rewarding that big decision was to leave home in early 2013 when I headed one way, solo to the depths of Mumbai, the rumbling unforgiving city of West India.
The route I took over the course of the year was as follows; India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand all in the space of about 7 months....that is bloody good going bro! Living it large however doesn't last forever, money was always going to dwindle rapidly especially when I was living more like a flashpacker than a backpacker! It is the main reason why I've taken a back seat for a while, having a place to call home and recently acquiring a job in the solar panel industry to help replenish a near depleted bank account. Below is a world map showing the basic route that I have taken since February and despite the number of places I seen in this time frame, the world is such a ridiculously big place that it makes my route look miniscule!
MUSIC - You didn't think I'd ever really drop the whole music thing did you??!! I've played a few open mics around the city to get my hands back in and test out the a little bit of the music scene here. But a more long term plan so I don't get too caught up in a mundane office job is to use some of the work funds to help put together a little album/starting EP for myself, a place where people can conveniently listen to the music of Cian McGovern, not have it draped across a number of different websites and music sharing forums. Something that I can stand by and be proud of and more importantly help get the ball rolling on something a little bigger :-) I hope to have this put together lets aim for March next year 2014 where I will take some of my best work, rework them and then add a few more new songs that I have acquired through my travelling. Get it professionally mastered and put it out there. In the meantime while I keep it under wraps, there will be a few more pieces being created to help fill the gap in between. Work has just begun....
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