VW Van update and taking a break in Thailand - latest photography on travels: Bitcoin millionaire...steemCreated with Sketch.

in steemit •  10 months ago

The following picture is Kirk Meeks of North Westy in Seattle fabricating, manufacturing, repairing or machining some parts for another project. This is a perfect picture to zoom in on and looks like its from a sci-phi film:
IMG_20171119_155323-01.jpeg

Below is my 1985 van and I plan on leaving it 'chocolate brown' so when you see other vans posted on my blog don't assume I painted it. If you are viewing this blog on your cell phone zoom up on the pictures for incredible quality at 24,000 mega-pixels:
IMG_20170521_171802-02.jpeg

Tackling a project like refurbishing a 32 year old vehicle is a big undertaking. First, I did not consider it a project I thought I could just go to a shop and say put some new stuff on it. Second, since it is not just plug and play with new parts and it is using different modern parts some from different brand names you can expect some delays and fabricating or machining the mounts or parts. I put a Subaru drive train under my 1985 VW Van. Doing that made it officially a "project" which in turn are prone to delays: hence a six month delay in my journey.

The delay and extra costs have taken a toll and even took a lot of the MoJo out of my adventure and I have decided to take a break from van life and trying to live within my means of a $750.00 a month budget living in a van down by the river. I decided to turn my journey international and am now in Thailand.

Since I was in Seattle 3 hours from Vancouver BC and I had on my fridge list to drive from Vancouver to Florida in the van I decided to fly out of Vancouver to Thailand and come back after a break to drive south from Vancouver. While in Vancouver I went to Pacific Center and snapped the following few pictures...
THE GRAND ENTRANCE:
IMG_20171126_111639.jpg

CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS:
IMG_20171126_114115-01.jpeg

IMG_20171126_115344-01.jpeg

IMG_20171125_234235-01.jpeg
WHILE IN VANCOUVER I WENT TO GASTOWN FOR SOME MUSIC

IMG_20171123_152913-01.jpeg
A LOOK AT A TYPICAL VANCOUVER RESTAURANT/GRILL BAR

Following are some early pictures from Thailand my trip was extremely smooth and the first 12 hour flight was surprising with so much leg room as the following picture shows this lady sleeping across three seats. This was happening all over the airplane:
IMG_20171127_180212-01.jpeg

THAILAND:
IMG_20171129_160309-01.jpeg
TYPICAL THAILAND STREET VIEW

IMG_20171130_211933-01.jpeg
NIGHT CLUB THAILAND STREET VIEW

IMG_20171130_221218-01.jpeg
BEER BAR

IMG_20171130_223715-01.jpeg
INSECT FOOD

I was very impressed with most of the vending spots clean and fresh look as the turn over of product was so high that things remain very clean and fresh.

IMG_20171130_224254-01.jpeg
READ THE SIGNS

It was extremely refreshing the amount of smiles males get from females in Asia - western women should learn something from this and this might even explain where all the western men have gone?

IMG_20171201_010133-01.jpeg
I PAID MY FOR MY MEAL IN BITCOIN HERE

People think I am speculating in crypto-currency because I expect the price will rise and for the most part "I am not", what I am doing is avoiding inflation and hedging against higher prices and higher taxes. I like to follow money and if you take the money supply on the planet known as M1 (cash and coins), M2 (cash, coins and checks) and M3 (cash, coins, checks and debt) etc. Crypto-currency (bitcoin) is somewhere near .0004% of it. Not even a spec. So when the CME group decides to introduce it to the world and make it available to their customers (institutional investors) you should pay attention as if not you will be left behind from what I call the best risk reward asset class ever created. The following is a great video and explanation. The new oil barrens will be crypto barrens (a new gold rush):

$2-$5 million dollar range per bitcoin.

Thank you for reading please share and follow my blog here.

PAUL COLLIN
U5dtRRYZPsDGNmkTEyfuW3kUhLpn1Gh_1680x8400-01.jpeg

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

hqdefault.jpg

such a brave man ,he describe coinography and blockchain clearly

Wow.....professional photography @greenman.
Upvoted & Resteemed.

1233925271_8be9acc.gif

·

Upvoted you and Followed. Thank you. My post below

·

have a nice journey friend @greenman
tenor.gif
bh6_car_in_flight_b17ca708.gif

thanks for the new blog. that is great and nice photography.

Thanks @greenman
Have a nice day
Resteem

·

thx for resteem

·
·


Welcome sir

·
·

You didn't take a photograph, you made it.
Nice

·

giphyvcbxc.gif

·
·

tumblr_miqiz1tX7Y1rjdnouo1_400.gif

really first-rate pictures and really interesting article you sharing sir @greenman. definitely amazing. also I desire you earlier merry yuletide.

·

dg.gif

·

tenor.gif

Thanks for the this post. useful information. your very happy life and good enjoy. great travel experience& excellent photography

100% like and resteem

·

thx for resteem and excellent gif

·
·


Welcome @greenman

Upvote & resteem @greenman

·

thx for resteem

·
·

Hi Paul, I saw you did notice it already, but this picture is also stolen from me ....
https://steemit.com/steemlight/@livelifefullest/december-month-of-light-share-your-most-cozy-pictures-day-1
I made a nice blog with #steemlight

·
·

Nice job
Upvote and resteem

·
·

You are welcome @greenman, I have a new post, do not forget to visit ya, let me add the spirit in steemit.

U5drGg5eQH5EU7aMmRwR5kBenhBxqbq.gif

·

gif (2).gif

Absolutely brilliant photography and very interesting article you sharing sir @greenman. Totally awesome. Also I wish you earlier merry xmas.

880139ab24abca857d925fd94c0322e6.gif

Upvote & Resteem your post.

·

thx for resteem

·
·

You`re welcome sir....

1387209223_kitten_in_lion_costume_roar.gif

@greenman - Sir you made a collection of professional photography at Thailand & your crypto investments are making millions of $$$ now.... Fantastic Sir.... Time to celebrate this wonderful X'mas....

To get more audience, I wish to ReSteem your post.

+W+ [UpVoted & ReSteemed]

·

thx for resteem

I am upvote & Re-Steemed this post sir

·

thx for resteem

·
·

Welcome sir

@greenman,
You went to Tailand? Don't think to arrange a visit to Sri Lanka? Hope one day you will do and I am here to facilitate you for that travel
You made a collection of great photography! Those are amazing! And I like your adventure life!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us! Wish you a great time at Tailand! By the way where is your VAN now?

Cheers~

I will restreemed this post

hey friend @greenman,,i am very happy,,because you are back in steemit...have a nice trip and have a nice day. extraordinary photography. great pics! the colors and the chrissmas displays look amazing.Super intelligent post, thank you for taking the time to create and share. love to read you post.but these kind of posts do make it easier. followed ,,upvoted and resteem.

·

thx for resteem

·
·

welcome to friend @greenman ,,, i am glad your comment and i wait for next post. just for your...have a nice day.
tenor (5).gif

Wow....very awesome blog sharing sir. Totally gonna be awesome. Superb shots.
Upvote & Resteem.

giphy (41).gif

·

thx for resteem

·
·

Welcome @greenman, Also thanks to you.

bananas-funny-animated-gif (1).gif

Resteemed @greenman

Very interesting post and wonderful photography sir, this is valuable blog.
Thanks for sharing

Upvote Resteem

@greenman

Wonderful vw update and nice photography.this is great sir.
Upvote
Resteem

·

thx for resteem

NIce van! It reminds me of my first car, a ‘71 Beetle that I bought for $650 back in high school that I fixed up. It was a really fun car yet sadly i had to sell it a few years ago to pay some bills... I miss that car!

Amazing photography.thanks for the this blog. Excellent

For your post propagation.
Upvote/Resteem


You are on a travel & become a millionaire in short time by excellent crypto investments. Incredible investment portfolio.
During this travel we can see a lot of wonderful photography from your professional photography skills too.

~Followed & Upvoted

·

thanks for everyone.

Excellent photography & nice travel journal. Well done~

great post i like it ans resteam @greenman

·

thx for resteem

·
·

2017-12-03 11_47_02-Greenshot.png

U5dsTF8AjYMeAaExNRDu7moKGSXGWcS.gif

This is very good life enjoy. that is amazing photo and very beautiful photography. it is great blog.

Resteem

·

thx for resteem

·
·

Welcome

1.jpg
Merry Christmas dear @Greenman!
Upvoted & Resteemed

·

thx for resteem

Enjoy man. Great pics. Makes me wanna go spend some BTC in Thailand.😄Cheers

you are a great photographer..
14046870586_9ee87e013a_b.jpg

post is very interesting friend ... I will resteem your post

·

thx for resteem

·
·

welcome friend ... I will wait for your next posting ... I will follow you

such a nice pic. seem you are a professional photographer. I love to learn art of photography. keep sharing your good work @greenman Your post deserve to be upvoted & Resteem. so from my side Upvoted & Resteem

really nice post
re-steem

·

thx for resteem

·
·

i like your commment.

thanks for sharing, resteemed.
ca8367eaa7db85e39793b48150aa792d.jpg

Wow....another wonderful post by @greenman after long time....
I realy like your writtern style...and such a proffesional photograpy...
I think you have more creative camera eye...wonderful effect...
Wel done and perfect work.
R
E
S
T
E
E
M
E
D
Cheers~~~

DQmcZewxXRdEpjYUsSgNx6mht6wBBToVhrJYVyCUsahDGjM.jpg

welcome to thailand , nice signs :)
hope you will be there in new year to enjoy water party

·

yes i did one year long ago

DQmdQ1LZDYSLFyqNJR86fHnEHgFMocJqdtxNkA1D6422dst.jpg

wow super cool the van looks now and great clicks from the streets and the investment too is on the right thing the bitcoin :)

i love those pictures, thanks for sharing.....but 1st one is the best one...
69c43b04bca6b137a2bd51c3a200b745.jpg

steemit is one of the biggest opportunities since the invention of the internet itself.... great times to be around....

hope you have a safe and peaceful journey @greenman

download.gif

Sir, there are some people here
who have copies of people post.

DQmabYEtn2EqzcAuSCdhoBWLtkCgfXAVvAcoFv55xnZtKxp_1680x8400.jpg

Interesting post professional photography @greenman resteemed

·

thx for resteem

thanks for the new blog. that is great and beautiful photography.
I will resteem this post sir

nice photografhy of travel have a great day cheers. also resteem this post for better reach best of luck.@greenman.

@greenman What do you think !!

images.jpg

bulli-2220974__340.jpg

bitcoin is now getting accepted everywhere cool to know resteemed

Worth to watch the picture.this is called extraordinary quality and photography skills.
And nice information also .would love to read more from you.
Upvoted and resteemed for a better reach. Have a nice journey and good day.

Wow, this is a great deer Tom, just for Christmas! Upvoted & Resteemed.

i love this
shizuka-sketches-how-to-draw-nobita-and-shizuka-from-the-doraemon-cartoon-series.jpg

bitcoin is changing life all around and its good to be a part of that
Resteemed

You are already in Thailand as it should be interesting, always wanted to get there, there is another food. I would be afraid to eat something that I do not know. Excellent article.

Upvoted & Resteem

Excellent content you have shared many things all at once great steemian you are resteemed your post

Awesome shots sir so beautiful to watch them along resteemed and upvoted

·

thx for resteem

great post and resteamed @greenman

·

thx for resteem

Thx for this great post, I hope you have a good time in Thailand and share with us some nice pictures.

Very interesting photos
Your blog are always fresh @greenman
Upvoted + Resteemed

·

thx for resteem

·
·

You are welcome!

Amazing post @greenman Blockchain is awesome RESTEEMED and shared in the facebook group twitter

·

thx for resteem

·
·

thank you so much for the support

Excellent post @greenman, i really like your chocolate brown van and all of the shots you share are beautiful, that Christmas deer is looking so impressive, wish you a very joyful Christmas ahead.

giphy.gif

Upvoted & Resteemed

·

thx for resteem

wow..nice story..it was great to know about Thailand..Thanks for sharing these with us..Nice clicks..upvote and resteemed :)

We in Morocco use this type and thank you for the special track

mr bitcoin president this is the best post ever super cool shots wow i love it resteem

·

thx for resteem

Pictures shows that you are an adventorous person and your love for your van. Beautiful pictures of Thailand taken .
Resteemed .

christmas is already here great decorations
christmas_gifs__29_.gif
resteemed

amazing city to be in right now wow that is resteemed


where ever you go btc is there. nice travel & excellent photography. impressive work @greenman

@resteemia
resteemed & upvoted & commented & followed

·

thx for resteem

·
·


you are welcome @greenman

@resteemia
resteemed & upvoted & commented & followed

·
·

wellcome boss.

@greenman Marry cristmas

Sounds great @greenman, keep up the good work !!
Upvoted, resteemed, add you at Steemvoter and voting you as witness.

·

thx for resteem

Hello @greenman,

Extraordinary good post with wonderful photography of your latest visit & van modification updates. Very informative post sir.

~@mywhale

super blog

re-steem

In the first picture, he really shouldn't be brazing that.
But, when its fix it, or do without, you fix it.

Pretty soon, that place that said "bitcoin accepted here" will be like,
No, we don accept bitcoin no more, you want buy the whole place?

And Thailand, according to friends who have been there, is a nice place, as long as your not one of those culture shock, everythings got to be american twerps.

hahaha "I live in a VAN down by the RIVERRR"

Yea man fixing up an old school vehicle like that is no easy or quick task. I remember followin gyour labors of fixing it up months ago. Great to see it running and you living the life!

Hi Paul, indeed it has been some weeks you where online. But th reason why is very clear. But what an amazing time did you have, and what a great pictures you made.
The VAN; looking so proud on the picture, and what an effort is put in to have him up and running. Very well done.
Curious how you spent you Xmas time,.. do you make the VAN extra cozy ?

@greenman

Wonderful vw update and nice photography.this is great sir.
Upvote
Resteem

·

thx for resteem

I wish to see that "we accept bitcoin" sign everywhere around the world.
Resteemed!

·

thx for resteem

Wow.....professional photography
Upvoted & Resteemed.
I like it boss and thanks for sharing...$$$$$$