Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Book - At Last

For years I've thought of myself as a frustrated writer - now at last I have an opportunity to become the real thing.
I have decided to write my first book - a spiritual journey through Vietnam. Vietnam is a place I know well and love very much - it is my second home, and in many ways my spiritual home.
I will be leaving for Vietnam in a couple of weeks time, and will spend 2 and a half months there, travelling and writing about all the the things I do and see. I will also be keeping a record on this blog.
So who are my influences when it comes to travel writing? Paul Theroux, Gontran de Poncins and Osbert Sitwell are probably my main inspirations, so I will blog more about those extraordinary figures in the days to come.


Gabriele said...

I am a Viet Nam vet. I am happy to see you are visiting Viet Nam and know that it is not the horror the America thought it was in the 60s. I believe the present shows that we were wrong to make war with the Viet Namese when all they wanted was unification.
I buy products from Viet Nam and believe we should live in peace with all people. We are all one in God

Walter Mason said...

Bless you Gabriele - you sound like a beautiful person.

Gabriele said...

I will look for you book.
I Hope we agree that Viet Nam was a mistake.
Try and meditate and connect with the Divine.
mMay the troops in Iraz and aphganistan come home now.