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From 15.5.2022

One of the most important things we can do is to put ourselves in a good place,

because only then can we truly make it better for everyone and everything else around us.

Hi, I'm Warbaby. 

On Sunday morning, 15 May 2022 I started driving from my home in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia towards Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I started planning for the trip in January 2021, starting with the route, the car, and everything I needed to get sorted before I leave a year later. The initial plan of driving to Europe via China, Mongolia and Russia had to be deferred (to 2023 at the very least!) as China’s land borders are still closed due to the pandemic, and Russia is at war with Ukraine. 

My goal, my intention, is to experience more and differently from before, to share experiences and stories that may be interesting or useful that I encounter along the way, and to leave things slightly better wherever I am. 

My stories are shared on Instagram, YouTube and here on this site. 

Thank you for being here!

james aka warbaby

June 2022 | Bangkok, Thailand

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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

Carl Sagan

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The Minivan Tour!

When I first started sharing about what I would be doing, a number of friends started sharing #vanlife videos with me with all the cool before and after clips, of huge camper vans that have everything in them. They looked gorgeous, and #vanconversions became a thing in itself. And of course, one of the most pivotal things was to share what you’ve done and what’s in your van - the van tour video. I didn’t do any van-build or van tour videos before this because I saw the van, m

A Personal Manifesto

Things I’ve decided to do and be. Making the decision for #TheDrive took me a while, but it wasn't for #vanlife that seems to be all over Instagram and YouTube nowadays. Moving and travelling in the van was one of the tools I needed to move towards my goals, and not the goal itself. One of the most important things for me was to learn to embrace solitude, which again is another tool towards my personal goals, and not the goal itself. Solitude in a nutshell is learning to lis

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