Hi guys,

This is your Ka, coming to you from Thailand again… I’m excited to be back here with you and to answer a question we keep getting via Facebook and that is in regards to our life in Costa Rica and the beautiful house we lived in for nearly a year… what happened to all of that?

Our home is in Costa Rica

So, there’s a short answer and a long answer – the short answer is that our home is in Costa Rica, period – and that’s pretty straightforward to understand.  And the longer answer is that we have plans to buy land and build a house and healing center – this is our long-term plan, and we want to do this in Costa Rica.  So Costa Rica is definitely our home, coz we certainly don’t have anywhere else to call home!

Freedom is…

bigstock-Freedom-6091340But at the same time, all we have there right now are a few boxes in a garage – so we can’t really call that home either!  But… we’re FREE!  And sometimes people look at me when I tell them I don’t have a home and they feel sorry for me… they don’t understand that it’s by choice!  We don’t need a home right now – so we just rent a house or rent accommodation in a resort and we make a home as we need one and if we like a place then we stay there.

It’s a hard thing for people with homes to understand as they believe homes bring stability and happiness – and they don’t understand that it’s our choice not to have a house, not to have a car, not to have any furniture.  That’s very hard to understand for someone who hasn’t experienced that – especially as we have so many kids – but that’s our life, what can I say??  I could lie to you and tell you, “Yes, we have a home”, but I’m always about honesty and that’s just how it is right now.

Best thing for my family

DSC_0016-001.jpgDSC_0016-001.jpgDSC_0016-001.jpgDSC_0016-001.jpgSo at the moment we’re traveling in Thailand, then we’ll go to the US and get some Whole Foods excitement for the family – and then back to Costa Rica at some point in time.  People always ask us “Where are you going next?”  And my answer’s always the same – I have no idea!  I don’t know where I’ll be in 3 weeks’ time, not even in 2 weeks’ time!  Then they get a sorry look in their eye – they feel sorry for us – my response makes them uncomfortable!  And I say to them “Man, this is our choice!  This is freedom!  This is the best thing for my family!

My kids tell me “Daddy, it’s time to move on to the next place” or “Let’s stick around a bit longer”.  Wow, to have that freedom and not to weigh my kids down with my plans – but just for them to be in touch with life, with each moment, with inspiration, with expansion, with possibilities that pop up each day – and to be so free that we can just follow them… That to me is the biggest freedom in life – and it’s the freedom we live every day and the freedom we will continue to live a little longer before we buy our first place in Costa Rica.

My kids’ travel plans!

African Elephant Baby And MomBut even then you won’t see us staying in the same place for the next 20 years – we will continue to travel for as long as the kids want to – they are the driving force behind our lifestyle and as long as they want to see new places we’ll keep moving… They want to go to Africa to see zebras and elephants, they want to go to Egypt to see the pyramids, they want to go to Australia to visit the Aborigines, they want to see the Mayan temples in Mexico, the castles in Germany and Europe, the old Roman empire in Italy…  They want to do all those things, they are so interested in them… and we have the possibility and freedom to do them – so we just do it!!

And I’m interested in how our way of life fits with your belief system?  Is it OK?  Should it be illegal?!  Should we be able to travel so freely and not have a home?  I always love reading your comments and interacting with you – so look forward to hearing from you below!

OK, chat soon, bye for now!

Ka

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Hi guys, this is Ka… and you can call me crazy, I don’t care – but I LOVE FOOTBALL!  Always have – it’s been in my system since I was a little kid of 7 years old – back in 1982, when we got all the way to the World Cup final.  In 1986 we got to the final again – against Argentina – but lost.  In 1990 we were world champions after reuniting with East Germany a year earlier.

Football is uniting

Brazil 2014,football Soccer Ball With World Teams FlagsThen we had some dark years, then from 2002 onwards we always got at least as far as the semi-finals – in fact in 2002 we were in the final against Brazil, but we lost against them.  Today I feel like a world champion!  I’m sitting here, a German guy in a Thai bar, along with Swedish, English, Malaysian and about 10 other nationalities all watching football together.  Football really is uniting – I take my kids with me and we all watch together – and if we actually win this World Cup it would be crazy for me not to document it on YouTube!

Germany for world champions!

Flag Of GermanyAnd that’s why I’m doing this blog – hoping, wishing, praying that Germany will be world soccer champions once more!  And you can dislike me for it if you wish, but this is me, this is who I am – I just love football and always have, since I was a child.  I never miss one game in the European or World championships.

And so tonight I will be watching the  game between Brazil and Germany – I’m sorry that Brazil’s top star, Neymar, is missing – his presence would make a victory that much sweeter – but let’s just see what happens tonight!

Now please watch the video below for my personal World Cup diary 2014!

Love to you all,

Ka

And so to THE FINAL!

It’s been 24 years since we last won the World Cup.  And 12 years since our loss against Argentina in South Korea in 2002.  I think that trauma was well and truly healed with this championship’s semi-final – and today we have a chance to top even that!  I know some of you think I’m crazy – Katie thinks I’m crazy too, she hasn’t watched one game with me!  But from tomorrow all is back to normal again… until then I am cheering for Germany and… if we win… I am going to ride around the island on my moped tomorrow morning at 7am waving my German flag!  Watch my latest video below to find out if that happens…..!

 

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Hello my dear loved ones… this is Ka and it is exciting to be back with another raw lifestyle video and blog for you – live from Thailand.

As you know, we all went to Awesomeness Fest and had a great time – and from there we went on to Cambodia where we discovered, amongst other things, one of the biggest wonders on earth – Angkor Wat – and I am just really excited to share my impressions with you of Awesomeness Fest, Cambodia and Malaysia so that you can start to dream and see what is possible if you follow your passion!

From Thailand to Cambodia

So, we started at Awesomeness Fest in Phuket where I was guest speaker and went from there to Cambodia to do a border-run after being in Thailand for a month.  We landed in Siem Reap and then went to see some of the most amazing buildings ever built.  Our traveling like this has been like an educational project for our kids – we want them to see, feel and experience places, not just teach them about them through books.  This is very important to us and this trip to Cambodia and Angkor Wat was no exception.

A different world

Cambodia really is like a totally different world – from a totally different time, a different universe!  Traveling through the streets, we just sat there in the car with our mouths open, taking all this in – truly amazing!

So we started our tour at Angkor Wat, a truly magical, spiritual, ancient place.  And I just want to say how much respect we all have for this culture and this place – and we really wanted to share that with our kids by taking them here too.

Awesome Angkor Wat!

Angkor WatWhat is most amazing to me about Angkor Wat is that its ruins are spread over more than 240 square miles – almost 400 square kilometers – making it the largest hand-build temple/religious artefact ever built.  It’s quite incredible to see the sheer size of it and the fact that it’s still standing after 1100 years is amazing.  Also, the millions of tonnes of sandstone that were used to construct it had to be carried to the site by boats and elephants – it wasn’t found here.

Another very interesting fact about this temple is that it shifted from Hinduism to Buddhism in the late 13th century.  We feel very connected to the Buddhist culture and the temple is still used by practicing Buddhists today.  The Cambodian people are so proud of their temple that they even put it on the national flag!  Over half the visitors coming to Cambodia come here to see this temple.  The massive trees growing through the temple ruins really give you an idea of the age of the place – we really were all so mind-blown by this place!

Following some lunch close to the river, we took a bus to the main formal monument – this is the silhouette you see on the national flag.  We hired a guide here because the kids really wanted to know about its history – why it was built etc – so we gained a lot of interesting facts about the place.  The temple was ruined a bit by the Khmer Rouge war – which was a real disaster for the country – but it has been restored since then via trust funds and investors from around the world working together to restore this magical place.

The kids so loved being here – Ronja even started to paint a scene from the temple, capturing what she saw there.  Then, after a good look around, it was back to our hotel.

From the boat villages…

TONLE SAP LAKE, CAMBODIA-17 NOVEMBER, 2011: Village on the TonleA few days later we took another tour – to learn about some ancient boat villages we had heard about.  These came about in order to deal with the monsoon rains – which you have to understand are nothing like the rain we know in the west!  This is something quite different – the water levels literally rise many meters, meaning that some villages can only survive by building their houses on long stilts.

At the time of our visit, it was the hot, dry season and the water level was very low – but when it rains the water level reaches right up to the houses and people can literally go from house to house by jumping in a boat – hard to imagine just how much water needs to fall to make this happen!

We then followed the river to the lake – the biggest sweet water lake in Cambodia – where we found a restaurant with crocodile steaks on the menu – thank God we are vegetarian is all I can say to that!

… to Phnom Penh

Street scene Phnom PenhAfter our time in northern Cambodia, we then hired a van and a driver who drove us a few hours south to Phnom Penh, the capital city.  There you really experience Asian culture at its best!  As the streets are so crowded, everyone just drives on the sidewalks instead!  As we drove in we crossed the Mekong River and made our way to our hotel from where we proceeded to explore this amazing city.

So if you’d like to know the reasons why we love Cambodia:-

  • Angkor Wat – incredible religious artefact
  • Such an ancient culture – really feels as though it is from a different time
  • We all loved Pnomh Penh – we loved all the food markets, it’s such a different city
  • We all loved the Cambodian hospitality – the Cambodians were super-friendly to us

 

And those reasons alone are enough to make us want to go back there!

Culture shock!

So after a week in Cambodia, we hopped on a plane again and went to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  Wow, what a drastic change that was!  From such an ancient culture to a high-tech city with so many different cultures and religions – making it very easy to feel at home here.  Such a tolerant place – we really like it!

So we spent a few days here getting to know the city some more – we’ve been here before but we always love coming back again – it feels like the hub of South-East Asia to us.

A lesson in tolerance

We visited the King’s Palace whilst we were there.  As I just said, one of the things I love about Malaysia is its tolerance.  And I think that might have a lot to do with how the monarchy here is set up.  There is one king, and then 9 (I think!) sultans – all of whom take turns to become king every 4 years – so they all share the king’s throne.  I really like that!

So, that was our South-East Asian tour – hope you enjoyed it!  Now check out the visual version below!  I’m very happy to have been able to share some more of our non-stop traveling adventure experiences with you and promise to continue to do so.

I’ll be back!

Peace, Love and Rock ‘n Roll!

Ka

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So, here we are, back in beautiful Thailand after 2 of the most amazing weeks of my life.  Feels more like a year!  And I just wanted to talk to you about my experiences and drastic changes in my life over the past 2 weeks and then use those to hopefully inspire you.

3 countries in 2 weeks!

angkor wat complex in cambodiaAs you may or may not know, I was at Awesomeness Fest here in Thailand – that ended about a week ago and changed my life in a very positive way.  Then we spent a week in Cambodia, then the past couple of days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and now back to Thailand.

Regarding our experiences in Cambodia, I will talk more about these in the next video I’m uploading – it is such a breath-taking place, like another world.  The kids have had a blast – being in 3 different countries in the past 2 weeks – and were so interested in Angkor Wat – one of the biggest man-made temples in the world, and over 1000 years old!  I’m a bit speechless just thinking about it – and that, for me, is really saying something!

Living our dream life

And I’m feeling this way because the life I’m living the life I always dreamed of and now that I’m already doing it, I’m able to recreate it over and over again – because I understand how it works now.  So today I want to talk to you about how to bend reality to create the life you want.

Awesomeness Fest helped me to realize that what Katie and I are really about is questioning every rule that society puts out there.  We ask ourselves “Why would we want to do that?”, “Does it make us happy?”, “Is it good for our family?”  “Is it good for me?”.  And if it’s good for you then it will be good for society also – so I’m not saying you have to rebel and go against society – I’m just advising you to question things.

Some of the rules that society laid down are over 100 years old – and they no longer serve us.  For instance – the education system was actually devised over 100 years ago and has had very few changes since.  So with the world changing at such a fast pace – not at a linear rate, at an exponential rate – then we must allow ourselves to question things and to come up with better answers.

Explore your passions

Find your passionAnd that’s what we’ve been doing for years and we want to inspire you to do the same.  You don’t have to change things – but if you’re unhappy when you go to bed at night, if you feel anxious or restless or that something is missing – then I urge you to explore that.  Don’t put up with feeling like that for too long – it will make you unhappy and unhealthy.  Explore your gut feeling, explore any passions you have – don’t deny them just because society says they’re not appropriate.  Screw that.

You can bend reality.  You can create anything you want out of nothing.  My life is living proof of that.  We came from no money, no education, no background – and now we’re changing the world and living a life of health and abundance.  And that’s not happened by luck, it hasn’t fallen from the sky – it’s come about because Katie and I decided to change our lives.

Fuel your dreams with positivity

You can bend reality- you can choose whatever you want and make it real – there’s even science to back this up.  You can literally, just by thinking about it, imagining it, create what you want.  Fuel the dream you have with a positive feeling – don’t think about what you don’t want – think about where you want to go.  Then fuel that, think about that.

I’ll talk more about this again – my next blog will be about our trip to Cambodia – then I will talk more about bending your reality so that it fits your inner world.  Would love to inspire you and set you on fire about this – because I’m certainly on fire about this!

OK, this is your Ka, love you guys, bye for now!

 

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(Here’s a  blog from a couple of weeks’ ago when we had first arrived at Awesomeness Fest)

Ka:  Hello everyone, this is Ka… here with little Luna… and also Katie…

Katie:  Angry Katie!

Ka:  Yeah, Angry Katie – but more about that in a second!  We just arrived here yesterday evening at Awesomeness Fest in Phuket – and we’re just a little upset here because this is honestly the most luxurious hotel we’ve ever been to and we really expected that when staying somewhere so expensive you would be able to stay healthy!  Yesterday we were looking for a healthy restaurant here – and there are about 4 or 5 different restaurants at this resort – and how many did we manage to find??  Absolutely NONE!  So we decided to go to the Italian restaurant here because…

Not our idea of a salad!

Not our idea of a salad!

Katie:  Because it said “salad” on the menu – and it sounded like a BIG salad to us!

Ka:  Yes, this is the first time ever in our family life that we have visited an Italian restaurant, but we decided we would share a single Margherita pizza between us and also order 6 salads.  So we ordered the salads and it was basically one slice of tomato and a big bowl of mozzarella cheese!  That was our salad!  And the kids just started laughing and saying “Mum, is this the salad??!!”  And the waitress really couldn’t understand why we were laughing!!

Then there is the water available here in the hotel mini-bar.  They charge almost $10 US for ONE plastic bottle of Evian water…

Katie:  Yeah, it’s not even from a special spring or area or anything…

Ka:  … no, nor purified, or reverse osmosis water… and you know, we’re in Thailand – you can buy 30 bottles of this water in the supermarket for this price!

Katie:  Or have a one hour Thai massage!

Ka:  And that’s literally the only healthy thing in the mini-bar – the other things are Pringles, chewing gum and hard-core alcohol!

Katie:  And show them the fridge!

Ka:  Then… in the fridge – M&M’s, Snickers, Sprite, wine, beer, Coca-Cola… I mean, what kind of world are we living in that this is the kind of food that is provided to us… Something is very wrong here!

Some real food for breakfast!

Some real food for breakfast!

Katie:  But remember to tell them about the breakfast….

Ka:  Oh yes, one thing that did help today was the breakfast because we got juice!  Shot glasses of juice – so we took about 40 of them and poured them all into one glass – and we also had some fruit.  So at least the breakfast was OK.  But still, you wouldn’t believe how big the buffet was and how small the “healthy” section of it was!  And I guess that’s just the way it is, but we just wanted to express our feelings.

Katie:  Yeah!

Ka:  And it’s so sad coz this is such a beautiful resort, but it’s going to be a hard 5 days here looking for some good, healthy food.  We may just have to leave the resort and find a Thai place and at least find some brown rice and steamed veggies or something.  We couldn’t even find that here yesterday!  But that was what we wanted to share…

Katie:  Yes.  Now I feel better!

Ka:  Yes, we feel better – exactly!  But check it out – it’s such a nice resort – just such a pity they spoil it by giving you crap to eat – for crazy prices!  Anyway, will keep you posted on all our adventures here at Awesomeness Fest and on my talk.  So… more later.. and in the meantime…  Peace, Love, Raw Food, Health Food and Rock n’ Roll!!!

 

Ka

 

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