This blog is about my Peace Pilgrimage.
After spending late 2011 and early 2012 at the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral, I decided to Occupy Everywhere.
I travelled overland from the UK to and around the Middle East, using no money, arranging no visas, attempting to use up no carbon. I chose not to carry my British passport.
I spent six months on the road – during which I spoke of peace and justice to people of many ages, races and cultures – then returned to the UK in the Spring of 2013, having spent nearly two weeks in ‘no man’s land’ after being denied entry to Saudi Arabia.
For a year I continued my Peace Pilgrimage around England and Wales, using no money, travelling on foot or by hitch hiking.
In the Spring of 2014 I travelled to Ireland and Scotland, then headed North across seas and islands – via Shetland, Orkney, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland – to Canada. The Canadian authorities chose to imprison and then deport me.
I spent several months connecting with peace groups and sustainable communities in the UK before setting off again in 2015, from the east of England towards Scandinavia and then eastwards to China, Korea and Japan…
Finding my way across the sea to the Americas was a vision that didn’t materialise (yet); instead I found a new family in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and am now there with my family teaching English until the next aspect of my journey materialises.
I do not believe that we need national borders. I am Earthian, a citizen of planet earth. I humbly thank the people who have helped me on my journey, and those who have commented on this blog.
Outside Swindon Railway Station, back in the UK.