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Michael Lee Johnson has been at 2 events

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Susanne Ramharter72,785Am Freitag, dem 16.8. kommt +Michael Lee Johnson nach Wien. Michael unternimmt soeben dabei wildes (wahnsinniges?) Experiment : er reist von England nach Indien, nur mit Hilfe der Google+ Community.  (Details in seinen Posts) Er handelt sich von Stadt zu Stadt, wird von einzelnen empfangen, beherbergt und dann bis Indien zur nächsten Station 'weitergereicht'.  Von Indien will er nach Peking fliegen, und von dort _zu Fuß_ zurück gehen. Es ist ein irrwitziges Unterfangen, doch ist er nun schon seit einigen Wochen unterwegs und hat shon viele Europäische Google+ Nutzer kennengelernt. Falls Ihr also Zeit, Lust, Interesse habt, würde ich mich gerne mit ihm und Euch zu einem Glas Wein (oder Essen) am Freitag treffen, und ihm zeigen, dass auch Österreicher freundlich und offen sind. Ort steht noch nicht fest, Vorschläge sich willkommen, auch ein Treffen unter Tag ist natürlich möglich. Vielleicht sogar ein kurzer besuch bei +Google Austria ? Am Samstag fährt er weiter nach Budapest, solltet Ihr dort Kontakte haben, die an so einem Social-Network-Experiment Interesse haben, bitte um Info in den Kommentaren.Wiener Google+ Teffen mit Michael Lee Johnson2013-08-16 19:00:004G+
martin shervington620,381I am delighted to chat this Friday with Glass Explorers +George Cohn and +Daniel Fontaine!We will explore the pros, the cons, and whether we should be putting them on our Christmas lists (well, maybe the New Year).Hope to see you then, MartinTalking all about Google Glass!2013-08-16 18:30:0063G+

Michael Lee Johnson has been shared in 93 public circles

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Becky Collins14,837Advertising Professionals Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-12 05:01:10486319CC G+
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001CC G+
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307CC G+
Nick Warner399Check out these awesome Friends of Mine!2014-07-08 15:35:535007010CC G+
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513CC G+
The Mast Farm Inn1,418Who's Who in TRAVEL on Google+ | SHARED CIRCLE | Number 1 of 7Very Important people, pages, and places on Google+ focused on TRAVEL. Circles by +The Mast Farm Inn, Updated 07/01/2014HASHTAGS#travel #traveling #tourism #tourists #tourist #destinations #vacation #holiday #adventure  #hotel #lodging #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circlesharing #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #vip #vips2014-07-03 15:02:29361101CC G+
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-16 17:12:07458208CC G+
Rosie Taylor0Google Friends! - You're in this  #Circle   -  #Share   the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be  #Shared   :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              This is a super  #Circle   and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   #Google + users that share unique and original contents.#Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:#boost   visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 -  #Follow   your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles      #circleshare      #circlesharing      #sharedcircles                #addcircles    #addpeople      #addcircle    #addfriends      2014-05-15 09:08:16458208CC G+
Robert Connor8,250My new circle about circle shearing PEOPLE and page who update regular his circlePlus, Comment and Re-share this post in to PUBLIC and to EXTENDED CIRCLES#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleshares  #circlesharing  #circlesshare  #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-05-15 08:17:17457291946CC G+
Amaresh Singh11Great circle shared  AprilThis circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement .Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus  #community #followback   #followers     #gplus   #influence  #leadership   #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags  #ripples   #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle   #socialmedia #theplus #tcs  #team2014-04-04 13:10:16494116CC G+
Jack Humphrey12,866Here's 500 of my top engagers #sharedcircles #circles2013-12-21 08:27:05500104CC G+
Jeff Schultz1,466It has been a while since I shared my Interesting People You Should Follow Circle. These are all people with whom I interact on an almost daily basis or just share interesting stuff in my feed.Please to enjoy!2013-12-04 17:54:4662608CC G+
Kunle Campbell801I put this circle together for people interested in following people and pages I deem to be the top G-plussers in digital marketing, SEO and social media #circleshare #circleshare #circlesharing #circlecount If you'd like to be included;- add the members to your circle,- +1this post- and publicly re-share this postlet me know when you have done the above and I'll add you.2013-11-24 01:24:48501134CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ:Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday #webmaster #webmastercircle #SMOcircle #SMO2013-10-23 02:01:51452000CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ:Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday #webmaster #webmastercircle #SMOcircle #SMO2013-10-23 02:01:21452000CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ:Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday #webmaster #webmastercircle #SMOcircle #SMO2013-10-23 02:00:52452001CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ:Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday #webmaster #webmastercircle #SMOcircle #SMO2013-10-23 02:00:11452113CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ:Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday #webmaster #webmastercircle #SMOcircle #SMO2013-10-23 01:59:24452000CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ:Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday #webmaster #webmastercircle #SMOcircle #SMO2013-10-23 01:53:14452013CC G+
James Steward1,818My SEO friends at MOZ :Thanking my friends in SEOMoz community.Sharing them with my other followers#circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #seocirle #socialmedia #socialcircle #followfriday #followmonday2013-10-23 01:31:09452213CC G+
James Steward1,560*My new SEO friends:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #semcircle #socialcircle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-16 02:04:20488131CC G+
James Steward1,560*My new SEO friends:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #semcircle #socialcircle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-16 02:04:03488000CC G+
James Steward1,560*My new SEO friends:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #semcircle #socialcircle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-16 02:03:45488001CC G+
James Steward1,560*My new SEO friends:Thanking my friends in SEO community.Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #semcircle #socialcircle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-16 02:03:01488000CC G+
James Cosgrove900Circle shared from +Alessandro Folghera  #SaturdaySharedCircle  #weekend Saturday circle of #topengagers  To be included in his shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularity#saturdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircle2013-09-28 13:28:55465214CC G+
Alessandro Folghera14,624#SaturdaySharedCircle  #weekend Saturday circle of #topengagers  To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularityKeep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  Special thanks to my #friends and #engagers:+Raffaele Romeo Arena +Tazein Mirza Saad +Dirk Talamasca #saturdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback 2013-09-28 07:29:1046511819CC G+
Andrew Johnson2,795SHARED CIRCLE: The Digital Marketing WorldThis shared circle includes consultants in:* Digital marketing* SEO* Inbound marketing* PPC* Social media marketing* and more!Add and share! #seo   #digitalmarketing   #inboundmarketing   #socialmedia   #ppc   #sem   #searchengineoptimization   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  2013-09-26 02:08:265011009CC G+
Alessandro Folghera13,963#SEO   #sharedcircle  1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Special thanks to:+Appiani Mosaico http://www.appiani.it/ceramics-for-architecture.asp/lingua_2 mosaic floor tiles2013-09-23 14:38:344946511CC G+
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309CC G+
Dustin W. Stout19,913Thank You For Making Mondays BetterMy weekly #muchbettermondays  circle for the first week of August. Thank YOU all for engaging in conversation with me in this past week. It has been a pleasure. Though I don't always have time to answer every single comment, I do make a relentless effort to read every single one. The people in this circle are active and engaging here on Google+ and are more than worthy of being added to your circles. Coming soon, I'll be writing about how/why I curate circles like this, so if you're interested in getting circle curation tips, please let me know in the comments below!Have a great Monday night everyone! #yourock   #sharedcircle   #circleshare  2013-08-05 23:31:4522819624CC G+
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114CC G+
Blair Kunkel9,438Welcome to SHARE CIRCLE #8. Want to be added to this SNOWBALL CIRCLE?  To be added to this circle you must do these things in this order:1.  You must PLUS the post.2.  You must SHARE the post.3.  You must ADD the circle.4   You must comment below when you have done the three above to let me know.If this circle reaches 500 people, I will then add you to another one of my SHARE CIRCLES. Once each one gets filled up, I will create a new one.#circleshare #sharecircle #circlesharing #share #snowball #sharecircle82013-08-01 13:58:2930719715CC G+
Bart Grootveld3,968Follow my most FAVORITE awesome-people of this week! :)Each and everyone of them is super-awesome, so I urge you to circle them!Wish you all a great weekend.+Erik Barrett +Altered DNA +Dave Tomek +Ива Лукић +Victoria Howell +Rayona Tuneelo +Scott Buehler +Mild boo +Tom Voute +Cesare Riccardo +Christianna D. +sinisa majetic +Emir k. +Hamid Dastmalchi +Aniara Rodriguez +martin shervington +Cyrelle K. +William Yarbrough +Johnny Wood +2013-07-26 09:52:3780421132CC G+
Claude A Robinson III5,802SuperCircleNow it is my turn to share my FAVORITE Google plussers. This is my "Favorite Google+ Peeps" circle. If you were notified that means you are included and are AWESOME and you make my Google+ experience wonderful.Thank you for being FABULOUS!!!This circle contains a mix of people, all who together form my favorite stream. Some of you were the first friends I made on G+, some of you I know IRL, and some of you I just love what you share. I also included the people in this circle who actively engage with me regularly.  Introduce yourself if you like, promote your best or favorite post. When  +Richard Green  did this I found a ton of people whose content I really liked and added them to this circle. I hope you will find some awesome folks as well..I will keep this circle updated 1-2 a month.If you like to be included in this circle please leave a comment about your interests and link to a post of yours you would like to promote!!!Of course you guys are welcome to plus one the crap out of this circle and share it away...Thank you again for making my Google plus experience awesome and keep it interesting!!!A special Thank you to the following people who have me in their regularly shared circle:+Scott Buehler +Ludovic Moreeuw +*** +Richard Green (Thank you for letting me blatantly copy your idea of having people introduce themselves in the comments) +Alessandro Folghera +Thumb up your Followers ► +Marlo Angelo Tito +Christine DeGraff (special thanks for helping share Christine) +Zbynek Kysela +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh (the only and only creator of CircleScope) +Italian Lotto +Cesare Riccardo +2013-07-20 14:40:353061533691CC G+
Matilde Mar342Awesome plussers I just added from #SharedCircles . No blue heads, no spammers, just great people that will add a lot of fun and interesting content to your stream :)2013-07-19 14:02:382601109CC G+
Bart Grootveld3,210My first Follow Friday Circle.This circle includes some awesome people that love to interact and share quality content. For example:+Altered DNA +Erik Barrett +Dave Tomek +Trey Ratcliff +Ива Лукић +Swetha Manivannan +Scott Buehler +Victoria Howell +Michael Lee Johnson +Teresa Santinho +Tom Voute +Rayona Tuneelo +sinisa majetic +Christianna D. +Hamid Dastmalchi +Morkel Erasmus +Mild boo +martin shervington +Aniara Rodriguez +2013-07-19 11:36:3510026421CC G+
Raleigh Burke36,653circle these ppl2013-04-18 03:37:13571807CC G+
Daniel Mulder117#sharedCircle  SEO - Social Media2013-04-08 12:27:21449504CC G+
Max Huijgen41,136Europe calling: the old giant wakes up and calls on its peeps! A new circle of Europeans as I promised long ago to connect the people who responded and share them. See for the first shared circle this post https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/PDUi13o9dB1The original post was shared 225 times. You can find it here:https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/CdhmHGbYjgiPart 2 is still open and can be found here:https://plus.google.com/112352920206354603958/posts/NDAhG4fP2a7If you didn´t do so already, post there and as long as I have spots free, I will circle you as I want to see my streams come alive during European hours.There was a shared feeling that it would be great to get some attention from G+ for Europe with official hangouts from the community managers during European times, feature roll-outs from Google no longer restricted to the US, having some central point to share European circles and last but not least the desire to have hangouts without having to burn the midnight oil. To help solve this and get Europeans together on the same page I created +Europeans on G+  It already has multiple managers out of the community and that initiative recently span off +European Photo  but feel to offer a bit of your time for this community project. Circle the page if you didn´t already do so. We need more peeps from all over Europe to participate and enjoy G+I hope these posts can do the rounds through Europe and gets us firmly on the G+ map. So even if you´re not European yourself, but sympathize with the initiatives to form a community here, help spread the word and share it.And don´t forget: we all love the other continents and most of us have circles which encompass the whole world. So it´s not against others, but pro us :)2013-03-15 15:05:14291532076CC G+
Ram bo0I was a long time not here, therefore I want share a circle with you, with a lot of fun and interesting people. please add and share it2013-02-21 09:39:35467235CC G+
Lee Edgerton0I've never shared a circle before. Thought I'd share my Social Media circle. It's made up of my own finds and recommendations from others. I'm always looking to trim it down depending on the content shared and whether I find it relevant for what I'm doing.Do you have any recommendations?2013-01-15 23:56:36501216CC G+
martin shervington28,933Circle of enrichment! - (new for 2013)This circle is full of awesome people who have most recently been enriching my life on Google+. There are also a couple of quality pages that have been supportive as well. In brief: add them in and you'll probably know with whom I interact the most.A huge thank you to everyone included and I look forward to sharing a great year ahead. #commoogling     #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccirclesproject  2013-01-05 15:57:58275613057CC G+
Amanda Blain2,251,868*500 People Who Hangout Circle*Anytime you see me having a hangout feel free to join in. We use webcam, voice and text chat... (Please get your webcam going though!) and join in the fun conversations. What do we talk about in these hangouts with strangers? Everything and nothing  We talk about todays current events, android vs apple, whats happening on Google+, the price of big macs in your local country, business networking,  tv shows, whatever you want to talk about... To the best of my ability everyone in this circles has personally hungout with me... and it was fun.. :)This circle is where I have made the most lasting connections on G+.... Meeting many of these people in real life since I met them in hangouts. I joined G+ Jun 29th, 2011. I hung out then and pretty much most days since. I was voted Google+ Hangout Queen this year :)I've seen amazing things in hangouts, Tours of far away countries, cooking classes, airplane trips, photowalks, concerts, language lessons, trivia nights, relationship advice, seeing famous landmarks, attending behind the scenes of tv shows, hangouts with famous celebrities, and countless late night and early morning hangouts with fabulous normal people from all parts of the world and right next door... TV shows have nothing on this. Countless experiences all without leaving my living room.If you want to try out hangouts on G+, ADD THIS CIRCLE and join one! These people will have hangouts that you should be able to see and join in on...   People in hangouts are usually really welcoming and nice.. so speak up.. say hi and join us.♥ ♥ Please feel free to share ♥ ♥ps. if you cant add the circle because google says you added too many today.. remove some of the people and try again... :)#googlehangout #hangout #sharedcircles  2012-11-16 03:28:4650010551169CC G+
Euro Maestro31,340The Euro Maestro 250 Business circle for startups, business news and entrepreneurs: #startups   #businessnews   #entrepreneur   #euromaestro  I've created this circle of entrepreneurs or those involved with startups or just actively engaged in the business community.I've been looking at some promising technology by a few startups recently.=========================================================+Marshall Kirkpatrick has started Little Bird.  If you're looking to find real experts who produce engaging content for your industry or on a certain topic, you have two choices : find one of my circles or get this great engine from Little Bird.I've been fortunate enough to be in this beta and I can tell you that I find this tool absolutely vital and I know that you will not be disappointed. http://getlittlebird.com/=========================================================Another beta that I have been in is +NOD3x that you probably know from +Lee Smallwood.NOD3x is an online application that analyses data from social networks blogs and the web. It provides formatted and easily understandable data analysis in graphical form.  I've been using to search certain keywords and graphically see the connections between posts and users on that topic in Google Plus.  This looks very promising.  It's currently in limited beta.http://nod3x.com/  =========================================================+Trey Ratcliff and +Tom Anderson were recently in Paris for a photowalk. Both are as great in person as they are online.  In addition to being great photographers, both are very cool. If you are interested in photography, you definitely want to take Trey's workshop.  I've written before about Trey's iOS app called +Stuck On Earth.  This is the ultimate guide for photographers, explorers and daydreamers.  A little bird has told me that there will be a new version soon.Get Stuck on Earth now while it is still a free app !https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stuck-on-earth/id478313722?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 =========================================================I flew to London this week to meet up with 2012-11-15 23:48:04250621242CC G+
Nick Ker1,085Here is a rather large circle of people you may want to follow if you are interested in SEO. "Share and enjoy"2012-09-27 12:24:06204203CC G+
Kelly Bergman591This great idea comes to me through +Laurie DesAutels from originally +Carter Gibson. This is my highest relevancy circle according to the calculations from Google. Your relevant people can be found by sorting your circles by relevance. You then pack them all neatly into a new circle to share. #sharedcircles   #top99  2012-07-25 17:51:01100017CC G+
Amanda Blain1,605,214*Photography Circle*This is my PERSONAL photography circle. There are amazing photographers in here - Some you probably already know, and many you do not. Some are talented masters, some are just starting out (like me), and everything in between. If you want to see what the photography community on G+ is all about why not check this circle out.If you were notified of this circle You are in it(and I think your stuff rocks) ! Not required but why not share the photo love around! Shared circles make G+ great :) ♥#photography #sharedcircles  2012-07-21 01:29:181609524143CC G+
Javier Cuervo López0This is my 500 startups circle #sharedcircle   #circle   #startups  #founders #startupspain  #startupeurope   #entrepreneurs  2012-07-17 07:35:17499303CC G+
Craig Froehle4,629467 Plussers Well Worth FollowingSome curated recommendations to make your Tuesday a bit more interesting. I kept this circle largely free of celebrities, pages, and organizations, so these should (nearly) all be actual people. Enjoy!By the way, topic-wise, it's a bit of a potpourri, but with emphasis on technology, science, progressive politics, skepticism, and other fascinating things.Note that I don't always agree with everyone in this circle, so don't take this as an endorsement of their ideas...merely that they tend to be thoughtful when presenting them.2012-07-03 14:29:094671718CC G+
Joe Martinez26,875Best People to Circle on Google+ Part 2This is the 2nd circle of amazing people and brand pages to add to your Google+ circles! Know of other amazing people I should add to this circle? Let me know in the comments below! This circle includes people like +Mitch Hayes, +Colin Lovett, +Tessie L'Amour, +Johnny Roquemore, +Amanda Spurlock, +Jason ON, +Mark Bruce, +Naren Mangtani, +Ward Plunet, +Tom Rolfson, +Mellie B, +Nate Jay, +Daniel Ibanez, +Brian Matiash, +Rich Pollett, +Maria Bartiromo, +Matt Uebel, +Mari Thomas, +Kim Flowers, +2012-07-02 01:53:32442442033CC G+

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2013-09-25 11:32:51 (76 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

China Visa Problems & The Possibility of Plan Changes.

OK. So it’s official. I can’t get a visa for China with a duration of more than 30 or 60 days, because the visa situation changed on September 1st whilst I was in Athens… That sucks because I need to be in China for over 1 year, so I can begin my 15,000km walk from Beijing to London whilst raising money for charity…

Yes. I knew this was going be a possibility. The visa situation changes all the time. Hindsight is a late teacher, but a bitch nevertheless. I could have got a 1 year multiple entry business visa without much difficulty if I would have applied for the visa before I got to Athens. Shit happens unfortunately.

There are currently 6 solutions I can see:

1) Leave China every 30 or 60 days, apply for a new visa and then return to where I left off.
2) Wing it and hope forthe bes... more »

Most reshares: 37

2013-09-13 22:05:22 (15 comments, 37 reshares, 160 +1s)

This Is Why Google+ Is The Best Social Network On The Internet...

For the past 6 weeks, I have been travelling across the world for FREE using nothing but Google+ and the people of this community. 

I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I have met lots of amazing people, enjoyed home-cooked meals, foreign wine and mouth-watering ice-cream. I have partied on boats and danced with locals. I have learnt different languages and I have experienced new cultures. I was even given a free Chromebook when I visited the Google+ Hamburg office, awesome right?

So far I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Harderwijk, Emsdetten, Munster, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Athens. And I will be flying out to Mumbai hopefully later next... more »

Most plusones: 186

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2013-09-16 11:08:29 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 186 +1s)

Awesome! I got my visa for India... Now I can book my flight to Mumbai and continue with the Google+ Social Travel Experiment.

So far I have been to France, The Nederlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece. I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I was just about to get an Indian visa whilst I was in Athens, take a ferry over to Turkey, travel up to Istanbul and then jump on a flight to Mumbai, however, things didn't go according to plan.

Unfortunately I had problems getting an Indian visa due to a ripped page in my passport, which meant I could either try and stay in Athens for 4 weeks until the embassy issued me a new one, and then reapply for the indian visa, or I could jump on a flight back to the UK and resolve all of my issues here.
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2013-10-27 12:30:28 (71 comments, 1 reshares, 94 +1s)

This is an open letter to  +Emirates 

Thank you for all of your help and support, as well as upgrading my ticket to business class on my flight from India. It was genuinely appreciated. You turned a bad day into a better day, and for that I will be forever grateful.

I got to the airport in a taxi from the hotel, and right from the very beginning, a wheelchair was provided to me and I was pushed around the airport and onto the plane. There was someone waiting for me when I got off the plane and they helped me with all of my baggage and took good care of me. I wouldn't have got home without the help of your team. -- Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

This is an open letter to  +Emirates 

Thank you for all of your help and support, as well as upgrading my ticket to business class on my flight from India. It was genuinely appreciated. You turned a bad day into a better day, and for that I will be forever grateful.

I got to the airport in a taxi from the hotel, and right from the very beginning, a wheelchair was provided to me and I was pushed around the airport and onto the plane. There was someone waiting for me when I got off the plane and they helped me with all of my baggage and took good care of me. I wouldn't have got home without the help of your team. -- Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Thank you.___

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2013-10-27 11:07:04 (36 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)

I am safe, sound and back in the UK (at the moment) I had an accident due to stupidity. I forgot I wasn't superman. This is the first day I have had full internet access to update you all.

Saturday 19th (my first day on foot) may have been the most difficult day of my life, but  (Monday 21st) was definitely the most painful. Between sun-burn, calf-burn and foot covered blisters, roadside diarrhoea and mosquito bites on my bum, crawling 3km on my knees and getting woke-up by cops, I was in plenty of pain and now I am unable to walk. 

This post is what I wrote when I got to the hotel (but the internet wasn't working properly) for me to upload it. I will write more today about what's happened at the hospital and how I got back to England.

I am safe, sound and back in the UK (at the moment) I had an accident due to stupidity. I forgot I wasn't superman. This is the first day I have had full internet access to update you all.

Saturday 19th (my first day on foot) may have been the most difficult day of my life, but  (Monday 21st) was definitely the most painful. Between sun-burn, calf-burn and foot covered blisters, roadside diarrhoea and mosquito bites on my bum, crawling 3km on my knees and getting woke-up by cops, I was in plenty of pain and now I am unable to walk. 

This post is what I wrote when I got to the hotel (but the internet wasn't working properly) for me to upload it. I will write more today about what's happened at the hospital and how I got back to England.___

2013-10-22 06:18:04 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)

I literally can't stand up. I think I may have torn something in my leg. This is not good. I must now go to the doctors. (Somehow).

I literally can't stand up. I think I may have torn something in my leg. This is not good. I must now go to the doctors. (Somehow).___

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2013-10-20 12:03:49 (39 comments, 14 reshares, 99 +1s)

Day 1 – On Foot & Free - The Hardest Day Of My Life

Between a fisherman throwing rocks at me and trying to steal my bag, sand encrusted blisters, chafage and dehydration, salt-water drenched electronics and being in the front seat of an emotional roller-coaster for the majority of the day, there was a lot I had to overcome, more specifically, a lot I had to deal with that I had never had to deal with before… I even had the occasional ‘white devil’ comment hurled in my direction. 

Find out more about my first day on the road walking from #India to #London, over at -> http://www.michaelleejohnson.com/day-1-the-hardest-day-of-my-life

Day 1 – On Foot & Free - The Hardest Day Of My Life

Between a fisherman throwing rocks at me and trying to steal my bag, sand encrusted blisters, chafage and dehydration, salt-water drenched electronics and being in the front seat of an emotional roller-coaster for the majority of the day, there was a lot I had to overcome, more specifically, a lot I had to deal with that I had never had to deal with before… I even had the occasional ‘white devil’ comment hurled in my direction. 

Find out more about my first day on the road walking from #India to #London, over at -> http://www.michaelleejohnson.com/day-1-the-hardest-day-of-my-life___

2013-10-18 23:27:58 (21 comments, 9 reshares, 161 +1s)

Today is the biggest day in the history of my life. In just 2 Hours time, my walk from India to London will Commence.

I will update you with more information, pictures and videos as soon as I can.

Today is the biggest day in the history of my life. In just 2 Hours time, my walk from India to London will Commence.

I will update you with more information, pictures and videos as soon as I can.___

2013-10-18 06:25:30 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 88 +1s)

I have arrived in Kanyakumari safe and sound. 

I have arrived in Kanyakumari safe and sound. ___

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2013-10-16 08:51:59 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)

I forgot about this... Go check it out. -- Thanks for reminding me +Vinit Bolinjkar the first couple of days in India were epicly stressful, but I genuinely appreciated all of yours and dimple's help, and I look forward to seeing you both again sometime very soon.

Michael Lee Johnson’s Walk Kanyakumari to London | Overcoming Challenges
http://exploringindiaonfoot.tumblr.com/post/64139766565/michael-lee-johnsons-walk-kanyakumari-to-london

I had the privilege of being   first host in India, During his brief stay of around a week in Mumbai, while he acclimatized himself, we hung out (http://goo.gl/J20IIN) and talked about his impending journey. We were joined by (http://revivallife.wordpress.com), an eminent psychotherapist and counsellor, to discuss challenges that Michael would face during his long 3+ years walk (http://goo.gl/TVe6fZ). The discussion turned out to be pretty interesting and Dimple offered him some pertinent tips to manage the adventure.

Prior to and even during the hangout Michael had been constantly referring to the culture shock. So to overcome issues related to this “culture shock” Dimple had these few tips to offer.

Since he was going to travel through many different countries he was advised to read up on these countries and gather as much information about the people, their life style, food and travelling. Basically the idea was to get to be prepared as much as possible while recognizing the fact that any amount of preparation would never be enough. 

She laid special emphasis on his travel plans viz:
- getting his directions right
- finalizing the route that he would need to take. Seeking help of locals in the selection of the route.
- Using the net to connect with people who would like to meet with him on his trip. Basically getting as familiar as he could about his walking directions
- knowing where to take his halts with special emphasis on gathering information about the terrain, the people, food place of stay, climate, legal aspects and the works

Being prepared with all the above would help eliminate the culture shock to a large extent.

Having addressed the culture shock aspect I was more keen that we delve into the psychological aspects of his entire excursion and issues which would be hitting him.

The single most important point that Dimple picked on was the physical pain that he would feel from walking endlessly while constantly carrying the heavy gear on his back and shoulders. She was of the opinion that culture shock and pain would really stress him out and the stress would aggravate the physical pain even further. Hence regularly relaxing the body and mind along with medication were of primary importance as it would help deal with the pain and stress. 

She recommended “chanting” or solving mind puzzles while walking to take the mind away from the drudgery of the monotonous walk. These activities work wonders in taking the focus of the mind away from the body

Another very important consideration she had to offer was being very flexible with his route planning and duration of travel. Rather than focussing on the laborious walk, she recommended breaking the journey down into smaller and immediately achievable goals of 2-3 days. She also recommended rewarding himself on completing the small goals as a way of keeping the momentum going.

Another important aspect that she highlighted was to find something that would really comfort him,  like food or talking to a friend.
Ever since Michael landed in Mumbai, Michael was immensely disturbed dealing with trolls on the internet.  A lot of people following his journey were trying to discourage him.  Each morning that he would wake up, there were a huge number of negative messages / posts berating and ridiculing him. Being an introvert, dealing with this issue was a tremendous effort for Michael as the chain of negative thoughts were doing more harm than good. Dimple suggested that he replace each negative thought with two positive ones while repeating them looking in a mirror, thereby building on his confidence. 

I also offered my own opinion to keep the trolls away as undoubtedly they would be envious of his trip. Infact Michael agreed that for every 50-100 negative persons there were more than thousands who were very encouraging.

The hangout ended on a very good note and I dare say that Dimple Shah’s contributon was extremely useful. And I would thoroughly recommend her (being an extremely competent psychotherapy and relationship building professional) services to anyone. They dont get any better than her.

We wish Michael all the very best in his adventure walk. We would love to hear from you as a listener what other measures that Michael should take to minimize the challenges in this marathon journey of his. Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

#exploringindiaonfoot #london #kanyakumari #walking #michaelleejohnson #psychotherapy #overcomingchallenges #dimpleshah #academictoppers #kashmir #china___I forgot about this... Go check it out. -- Thanks for reminding me +Vinit Bolinjkar the first couple of days in India were epicly stressful, but I genuinely appreciated all of yours and dimple's help, and I look forward to seeing you both again sometime very soon.

2013-10-16 08:20:34 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)

In regards to adventures and what I have learnt so far; Before you begin, the anxiety kicks in. Your heart skips a beat and you start to feel the heat. Don't let it get to you. Don't let it deceive you. Don't let it manifest, take over and control you. Just do it. Go out and live. The only thing worst than starting, is not starting. Be all you can be. Be all you want to be. Life is for living, so go out and live it. But don't live it because I say so. Live it because you want to. Live it because everything in your body makes you feel like you have to.

In regards to adventures and what I have learnt so far; Before you begin, the anxiety kicks in. Your heart skips a beat and you start to feel the heat. Don't let it get to you. Don't let it deceive you. Don't let it manifest, take over and control you. Just do it. Go out and live. The only thing worst than starting, is not starting. Be all you can be. Be all you want to be. Life is for living, so go out and live it. But don't live it because I say so. Live it because you want to. Live it because everything in your body makes you feel like you have to.___

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2013-10-15 14:50:44 (35 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

Mad hand disease. -- Initially this was on my right hand, but now it has moved over to my left hand. :( It's super itchy and stopping me from being able to focus. It's like some sort of lumpy itchy rash, or bites. URGH!

Mad hand disease. -- Initially this was on my right hand, but now it has moved over to my left hand. :( It's super itchy and stopping me from being able to focus. It's like some sort of lumpy itchy rash, or bites. URGH!___

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2013-10-14 07:43:43 (30 comments, 4 reshares, 77 +1s)

 I have finally finished my route plan for my walk from #India to #London over the duration of the next 3 years.. Enjoy. If you happen to live anywhere along my journey, don't hesitate to get in touch. See you on the other side.

 I have finally finished my route plan for my walk from #India to #London over the duration of the next 3 years.. Enjoy. If you happen to live anywhere along my journey, don't hesitate to get in touch. See you on the other side.___

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2013-10-14 07:38:17 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 33 +1s)

Checkout my first blog post about my walk from India to London.

Throughout my journey, there are multiple mountains for me to cross and walk around, uncharted deserts and inhospitable places to cross. I have uranium mines in Kazakhstan to maneuver around. Wolfs, bears, leopards and tigers to tame. Government officials and corrupt military to bribe, taliban to watch out for and anti-whites to avoid. The weather ranges from +40 to -40, and there is a good possibility that I will be kidnapped and held hostage, or possibly even shot dead on location.

Checkout my first blog post about my walk from India to London.

Throughout my journey, there are multiple mountains for me to cross and walk around, uncharted deserts and inhospitable places to cross. I have uranium mines in Kazakhstan to maneuver around. Wolfs, bears, leopards and tigers to tame. Government officials and corrupt military to bribe, taliban to watch out for and anti-whites to avoid. The weather ranges from +40 to -40, and there is a good possibility that I will be kidnapped and held hostage, or possibly even shot dead on location.___

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2013-10-09 02:34:33 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 35 +1s)

Awesome! I just got nominated by +Adam Simmons to receive the new +HP Chromebook from Google.

7 days left. 992 Chromebook's to go. Who will you nominate? The more nominations I get, the better the chances I have of winning.

What will I do with my current one? I will give it to a child that needs it at one point along my journey.

+Michael Lee Johnson here's to you, the best explorer I know!___Awesome! I just got nominated by +Adam Simmons to receive the new +HP Chromebook from Google.

7 days left. 992 Chromebook's to go. Who will you nominate? The more nominations I get, the better the chances I have of winning.

What will I do with my current one? I will give it to a child that needs it at one point along my journey.

2013-10-08 06:10:09 (8 comments, 7 reshares, 78 +1s)

Tell your friends. Tell your family. Help me keep safe. My journey is my message and you are my medium.

From India to London I will walk. Living my dream. 15,000km, continent to continent - breaking down borders, barriers and beliefs.

I am just a normal person, just like you. I am not courageous, nor am I brave, but whenever I am walking, I feel like I am free... And that freedom is what motivates me. What drives me. What I so desperately seek. - It's why I stepped outside of my comfort zone to be everything that I could be. To follow my dream. My heart. To create my own path in this maze of perpetual uncertainties.

The next 3 years are going to get crazy. 

Stay tuned. Michael Lee Johnson - Over and out.

I should be starting my walk any day now. (I am starting to feel much better).

Tell your friends. Tell your family. Help me keep safe. My journey is my message and you are my medium.

From India to London I will walk. Living my dream. 15,000km, continent to continent - breaking down borders, barriers and beliefs.

I am just a normal person, just like you. I am not courageous, nor am I brave, but whenever I am walking, I feel like I am free... And that freedom is what motivates me. What drives me. What I so desperately seek. - It's why I stepped outside of my comfort zone to be everything that I could be. To follow my dream. My heart. To create my own path in this maze of perpetual uncertainties.

The next 3 years are going to get crazy. 

Stay tuned. Michael Lee Johnson - Over and out.

I should be starting my walk any day now. (I am starting to feel much better).___

2013-10-06 18:21:21 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)

NOTICE:

I should have been starting my walk from India to London tomorrow (Monday 7th), but I am still in Bangalore and I haven't got to Kanyakumari yet. (I am still weak / can't stand up for longer than 30 minutes).

Damn flu. (At least it's not Maleria) I should be starting any day now. I am just waiting until I have recovered properly, because I would collapse otherwise. I am just too weak to move.

I ventured out to pizza hut today. It was a nice change. I have been stuck in this apartment for the past week. The light hurts and so does my head.

I am definitely getting better. So 2/3 days tops by the looks of things.

NOTICE:

I should have been starting my walk from India to London tomorrow (Monday 7th), but I am still in Bangalore and I haven't got to Kanyakumari yet. (I am still weak / can't stand up for longer than 30 minutes).

Damn flu. (At least it's not Maleria) I should be starting any day now. I am just waiting until I have recovered properly, because I would collapse otherwise. I am just too weak to move.

I ventured out to pizza hut today. It was a nice change. I have been stuck in this apartment for the past week. The light hurts and so does my head.

I am definitely getting better. So 2/3 days tops by the looks of things.___

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2013-10-06 18:10:38 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 109 +1s)

When you go down into the woods today,make sure you don't run into a tiger...

When you go down into the woods today,make sure you don't run into a tiger...___

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2013-10-06 18:05:12 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 54 +1s)

Awesome (I wish they had these back in the UK). Unlimited pizza for only 199RS / about $3.00 @ +Pizzahut India — in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Awesome (I wish they had these back in the UK). Unlimited pizza for only 199RS / about $3.00 @ +Pizzahut India — in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.___

2013-10-05 06:07:30 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 57 +1s)

Follow your dreams. Follow your heart. Go out and live life as fully as you could possibly. Create memories. Experience something new each day. Take care of your friends, your family and loved ones. Enjoy yourself. Have fun. Be crazy. Be weird. Make lots of mistakes. Stop worrying. Dance. Smile. Laugh. Question your opinions. Get off your computer. Turn off the T.V. Go out. Live.  Love. 

Follow your dreams. Follow your heart. Go out and live life as fully as you could possibly. Create memories. Experience something new each day. Take care of your friends, your family and loved ones. Enjoy yourself. Have fun. Be crazy. Be weird. Make lots of mistakes. Stop worrying. Dance. Smile. Laugh. Question your opinions. Get off your computer. Turn off the T.V. Go out. Live.  Love. ___

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2013-10-04 12:25:40 (50 comments, 24 reshares, 161 +1s)

On Foot & Free. - Kanyakumari, India to London, England. 15,000km (APX). 3 years. Solo.

Whenever I am walking, I feel like I am free. Free to ponder. Free to roam. Free to wander without societal restraints. Free to think and do as I choose. Free to live and sleep where I please.

For the next 3 years I am going to be walking from India to London.

This is the route I am going to be taking for the first year. (Kanyakumari to Kashmir). I am going to be following the west Indian coastline (beach to beach and staying in my tent)... Thing's are probably going to get a little crazy.

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is difficult, real difficult. But life is for living, and live it I will. No longer can I sit in front of the computer all day. 

I will hopefully be starting on Monday October 7th in just a couple of days time. (if I am not ill,... more »

On Foot & Free. - Kanyakumari, India to London, England. 15,000km (APX). 3 years. Solo.

Whenever I am walking, I feel like I am free. Free to ponder. Free to roam. Free to wander without societal restraints. Free to think and do as I choose. Free to live and sleep where I please.

For the next 3 years I am going to be walking from India to London.

This is the route I am going to be taking for the first year. (Kanyakumari to Kashmir). I am going to be following the west Indian coastline (beach to beach and staying in my tent)... Thing's are probably going to get a little crazy.

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is difficult, real difficult. But life is for living, and live it I will. No longer can I sit in front of the computer all day. 

I will hopefully be starting on Monday October 7th in just a couple of days time. (if I am not ill, because I have been ill for the past couple of days) Otherwise, it will be on Tuesday, or Wednesday. (after I feel a little stronger).

I will be posting here on Google+ every 2/3 days, alongside blogging and posting on other social media platforms over at the following addresses:

http://www.michaelleejohnson.com
http://www.facebook.com/mljonfoot
http://www.twitter.com/mljonfoot

Disclaimer: I am sponsored by Tripsta (http://www.tripsta.co.uk)___

2013-10-04 08:52:17 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)

For the past 5 days or so whilst I have been staying in #Bangalore with +Nayan Ambali , I have been pretty ill. In fact, in all honesty, I thought I had Malaria, but it turned out I didn't. I received my blood test back today. I am all clear. (You can stop worrying now mum, I AM OK).

Turns out I just had some sort of Indian flu. I am still feeling pretty weak, but Nayan and his house mates / work colleagues have been looking after me. Without them, things would have been difficult. Real difficult. I should be OK to start my walk on Monday as planned, and I am now excited to get started...

I hope I stop feeling weak soon. It's driving me bat-shit CRAZY!

For the past 5 days or so whilst I have been staying in #Bangalore with +Nayan Ambali , I have been pretty ill. In fact, in all honesty, I thought I had Malaria, but it turned out I didn't. I received my blood test back today. I am all clear. (You can stop worrying now mum, I AM OK).

Turns out I just had some sort of Indian flu. I am still feeling pretty weak, but Nayan and his house mates / work colleagues have been looking after me. Without them, things would have been difficult. Real difficult. I should be OK to start my walk on Monday as planned, and I am now excited to get started...

I hope I stop feeling weak soon. It's driving me bat-shit CRAZY!___

2013-10-03 13:07:00 (67 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Dear Google+ Please help. I need you more than I have ever needed you.

For the past 2 years, I have been obsessively planning and training for my walk from Beijing to London. It was a dream of mine. Something I have always wanted to do.

I am now in India (as you know) and (I currently have the flu, but getting over it) I couldn't get a visa for China due to visa changes whilst I was in Athens, so I decided to walk 15,000km home from India instead... Which should be starting on Monday 7th...in just a couple of days time.

Walking from Beijing - was the dream - my childhood dream - and now that I have had lots of free time on my hands, I find myself questioning myself. questioning everything. I find myself unhappy, more than I should be. A LOT MORE. The last time I felt TRULY happy was when I was at home, or in Athens (because it feels like home).

I have... more »

Dear Google+ Please help. I need you more than I have ever needed you.

For the past 2 years, I have been obsessively planning and training for my walk from Beijing to London. It was a dream of mine. Something I have always wanted to do.

I am now in India (as you know) and (I currently have the flu, but getting over it) I couldn't get a visa for China due to visa changes whilst I was in Athens, so I decided to walk 15,000km home from India instead... Which should be starting on Monday 7th...in just a couple of days time.

Walking from Beijing - was the dream - my childhood dream - and now that I have had lots of free time on my hands, I find myself questioning myself. questioning everything. I find myself unhappy, more than I should be. A LOT MORE. The last time I felt TRULY happy was when I was at home, or in Athens (because it feels like home).

I have always wanted to walk home from Beijing, and this new plan of mine, to walk home from India, is eating at me. I am not sure if its just nerves, or the fact - walking home from India is not my dream, it's just a backup plan because I didn't want to let you all down.

What's your thoughts?

India is beautiful, and the people are amazing. Everyone has been so hospitable, it's unreal... But I find myself questioning everything. IS IT WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING? IS THIS REALLY FOR ME? 

I am stuck in 2 minds and it's hurting my head. What should I do?

Please help.___

2013-10-02 10:53:46 (43 comments, 11 reshares, 112 +1s)

I quit my job to follow my dream, and now I am going to get paid for it…

Ever since I was younger, I wanted to do something special. Real special. Some people go backpacking across Europe or travel the American West by train. Other people head to Australia or Bangkok, and sometimes even Spain. I ended up doing what most people do – going to school, getting a job, and getting stuck in life. A life that I didn’t like, but became accustomed to. It was a good job, it paid the bills, but I felt like I would have to give up my dream of an incredible journey – my childhood dream. I was actually getting to where I was OK with it. Where I was ready to give up on my dream and not follow through.

Lots of people have to give up their dreams and settle for the life they fall into. A job they don’t like, but do anyway. – No longer could I do that. I needed to follow my dream. Myheart. I ne... more »

I quit my job to follow my dream, and now I am going to get paid for it…

Ever since I was younger, I wanted to do something special. Real special. Some people go backpacking across Europe or travel the American West by train. Other people head to Australia or Bangkok, and sometimes even Spain. I ended up doing what most people do – going to school, getting a job, and getting stuck in life. A life that I didn’t like, but became accustomed to. It was a good job, it paid the bills, but I felt like I would have to give up my dream of an incredible journey – my childhood dream. I was actually getting to where I was OK with it. Where I was ready to give up on my dream and not follow through.

Lots of people have to give up their dreams and settle for the life they fall into. A job they don’t like, but do anyway. – No longer could I do that. I needed to follow my dream. My heart. I needed to go. Unfortunately I had to quit my job last year, so I could prepare for my dream of an incredible journey.

I managed to save up about $19,000, but after living expenses, rent and bills, etc, that was quickly reduced to $11,363. I only need around $10,000, so this amount wasn’t a problem.

On july 26th, I was meant to be boarding a flight to Beijing, so I could begin my journey. What journey is that? Well…

I was going to walk 15,000km over the duration of 3 years from Beijing to London, whilst raising money for Unicef and living my dream, however, a couple of days before I was meant to leave. I had a crazy idea… I wanted to see if it was possible to travel to Beijing for free, using nothing but Google+ and the goodwill of this community. I wanted to see if people believed in me. If people cared. 

Was it possible? Yes. Well, it would have been, that’s for certain.. However, after having a number of problems (visa issues mainly) I have now stopped in India and won’t be heading to Beijing.

For the past 8 weeks, I have been travelling across the world for FREE using nothing but Google+ and the people of this community. 

I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Harderwijk, Emsdetten, Munster, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Athens, Mumbai & Bangalore

People from all over Google+ came together to help me. They restored my faith in humanity and my love for society. They showed me they cared and they made me feel welcome.

As I am writing this message, I am still in Bangalore, getting over an illness (I thought I had Maleria, turned out I didn't) and preparing to head down to Kanyakumari (The southern tip of India). - Where I will be begin my walk back home to London, England, instead… 

I am going to follow the west indian coast, beach to beach for the next 6 months until my visa runs out, and then I will decide what to do from then on.

...When a travel company called ‘Tripsta’ heard what I was doing. They phoned me up and asked me all sorts of questions, and after I had finished answering the questions… They said ‘Michael! We want to sponsor you. We would like to pay you to walk from India to London, so you have more money, and more freedom of  choice. Why? Because they believed in me, just like you did. They wanted me to experience the cross-cultural travel differentiations properly (and report on them a couple of times a month).

You can visit their website over at http://www.tripsta.co.uk, or for more information drop me a message. I have met all of the team and they are pretty awesome (or I wouldn't have agreed for them to sponsor me).

I am now going to bring my dream to life and let the whole world dream with me… and  it’s going to be even more awesome because I am now backed by an international travel company with offices all over the world, who are pretty much paying me to have a whole range of awesome experiences during my walk.

My official start date is: Monday October 7th 2013 and I am going to dedicate the majority of my time to raising money for Unicef.

- Michael Lee Johnson. Over and out. Stay tuned for more information over the course of the next couple of days.___

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2013-10-01 15:48:46 (2 comments, 11 reshares, 93 +1s)

End Poverty. One Line of Code at a Time with +Nayan Ambali of Conflux Technologies.

What is Mifos X?

Mifos X is an open-source cloud-based platform for delivering financial services to the poor. They use open source technology and the power of community to scale financial inclusion worldwide to achieve their shared vision of creating a world where each individual has access to the financial services to create a better life for themself and their family.

End Poverty. One Line of Code at a Time with +Nayan Ambali of Conflux Technologies.

What is Mifos X?

Mifos X is an open-source cloud-based platform for delivering financial services to the poor. They use open source technology and the power of community to scale financial inclusion worldwide to achieve their shared vision of creating a world where each individual has access to the financial services to create a better life for themself and their family.___

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2013-10-01 15:13:16 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Sleeping peacefully. - Down-town Bangalore with +Nayan Ambali

... A common sight around the highstreet.

Sleeping peacefully. - Down-town Bangalore with +Nayan Ambali

... A common sight around the highstreet.___

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2013-10-01 15:09:24 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 48 +1s)

My first auto-rickshaw experience with +Nayan Ambali 

You seriously gotta try this if you ever visit India...

My first auto-rickshaw experience with +Nayan Ambali 

You seriously gotta try this if you ever visit India...___

2013-09-26 10:50:50 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 71 +1s)

India is a culture shock and I am out of my comfort zone, but it's a beautiful country and the people are nothing short of amazing. 

India is a culture shock and I am out of my comfort zone, but it's a beautiful country and the people are nothing short of amazing. ___

2013-09-25 11:32:51 (76 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

China Visa Problems & The Possibility of Plan Changes.

OK. So it’s official. I can’t get a visa for China with a duration of more than 30 or 60 days, because the visa situation changed on September 1st whilst I was in Athens… That sucks because I need to be in China for over 1 year, so I can begin my 15,000km walk from Beijing to London whilst raising money for charity…

Yes. I knew this was going be a possibility. The visa situation changes all the time. Hindsight is a late teacher, but a bitch nevertheless. I could have got a 1 year multiple entry business visa without much difficulty if I would have applied for the visa before I got to Athens. Shit happens unfortunately.

There are currently 6 solutions I can see:

1) Leave China every 30 or 60 days, apply for a new visa and then return to where I left off.
2) Wing it and hope forthe bes... more »

China Visa Problems & The Possibility of Plan Changes.

OK. So it’s official. I can’t get a visa for China with a duration of more than 30 or 60 days, because the visa situation changed on September 1st whilst I was in Athens… That sucks because I need to be in China for over 1 year, so I can begin my 15,000km walk from Beijing to London whilst raising money for charity…

Yes. I knew this was going be a possibility. The visa situation changes all the time. Hindsight is a late teacher, but a bitch nevertheless. I could have got a 1 year multiple entry business visa without much difficulty if I would have applied for the visa before I got to Athens. Shit happens unfortunately.

There are currently 6 solutions I can see:

1) Leave China every 30 or 60 days, apply for a new visa and then return to where I left off.
2) Wing it and hope for the best. (the best being a 30 day extension on my 30 or 60 day visa, the worst being sent back to the UK).
3). Pay for 12 months worth of tuition & 12 months worth of accommodation, and then lie to the police about my motives of being in the country.
4) Find a job in China, get a drivers license, a residency permit, pay for accommodation and then disappear for a year (bearing in mind; what I am doing is 100% public)
5) Not give up. Walk from the southern tip of India. It’s the same distance. The same duration. + the weather and scenery is a whole lot nicer.
6) Give up completely and go home.

What do you think I should do?  I am thinking I should walk from India to London - which would start in about 10 days time.___

2013-09-24 21:59:46 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

Hangout in real life with me, "Michael Lee Johnson". (The Google+ Social Traveller).

Come on down to the Blue Frog over at the Zeba Center, Mathuradas Mill Compound,, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, MH 400013, India... And don't forget to invite your friends.

#India   #Mumbai   #GooglePlus   #hangouts   #MumbaiHIRL  

Hangout in real life with me, "Michael Lee Johnson". (The Google+ Social Traveller).

Come on down to the Blue Frog over at the Zeba Center, Mathuradas Mill Compound,, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, MH 400013, India... And don't forget to invite your friends.

#India   #Mumbai   #GooglePlus   #hangouts   #MumbaiHIRL  ___

2013-09-24 16:13:08 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I have a question and I need as many answers as possible...

Following your dreams is all great and all, but when is it not worth following your dreams? Ever?

I have a question and I need as many answers as possible...

Following your dreams is all great and all, but when is it not worth following your dreams? Ever?___

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2013-09-24 16:00:13 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 81 +1s)

This is me enjoying a nice Indian beer with my host +Vinit Bolinjkar after a long day of travelling...

Chilling with +Michael Lee Johnson on his first day of his eventful walk across Asia onward to London

Related post https://plus.google.com/111915138162642637448/posts/Ew4Xb5XAUhQ___This is me enjoying a nice Indian beer with my host +Vinit Bolinjkar after a long day of travelling...

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2013-09-23 14:40:18 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 53 +1s)

Calling all Google+ from Mumbai (Bombay). I am now in Mumbai. Let's hangout in real life. For more information on the times and locations of the meetup event , please drop +Vinit Bolinjkar a message.

The Great Mumbai Meetup

Are you or any of your followers going to be in or around Mumbai next week? If so, how would you like to hangout in real life?

The time or place has not yet been arranged (because I am still in the UK due to a minor passport/visa technicality for a couple of days), but if you are interested in meeting up, please leave me a message in the comments section below or drop me an email over at mljlive@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance.

#India   #Mumbai   #GooglePlus   #hangouts   #MumbaiHIRL  ___Calling all Google+ from Mumbai (Bombay). I am now in Mumbai. Let's hangout in real life. For more information on the times and locations of the meetup event , please drop +Vinit Bolinjkar a message.

2013-09-23 14:02:34 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)

We seem to take people for granted that are in our life each day... I miss my friends & family, and even more so, my dog.

When I initially started my social travel experiment, I was happy to get away. In all honesty, I didn’t take them into consideration. I forgot about the people that were important to me. The people that were always around.

When I was back in the UK it was great to spend time with them… I just wish I told them I loved them more and how much they meant to me.

Before I left I had to weigh up whether or not I should leave because I may not to get to see my nan again (due to her age), or possibly anyone for that matter (if I didn’t make it back). It was a tough call, but I left anyway.

Everything is hitting me at the moment, it’s hard to focus and see past the problems. It's only the people of Google+ that is keeping me here. Butthat’s ... more »

We seem to take people for granted that are in our life each day... I miss my friends & family, and even more so, my dog.

When I initially started my social travel experiment, I was happy to get away. In all honesty, I didn’t take them into consideration. I forgot about the people that were important to me. The people that were always around.

When I was back in the UK it was great to spend time with them… I just wish I told them I loved them more and how much they meant to me.

Before I left I had to weigh up whether or not I should leave because I may not to get to see my nan again (due to her age), or possibly anyone for that matter (if I didn’t make it back). It was a tough call, but I left anyway.

Everything is hitting me at the moment, it’s hard to focus and see past the problems. It's only the people of Google+ that is keeping me here. But that’s normal, I guess. I have experienced all of this the first time I left.___

2013-09-23 08:36:12 (20 comments, 3 reshares, 56 +1s)

The last 24 hours.

Everyone has problems, but not everyone is unhappy. It’s how you deal with them that matter… And I haven’t been dealing with them very well unfortunately.

The last 24 hours have been difficult. Real difficult. From the moment I arrived at Heathrow airport, things didn’t feel right. I couldn’t think straight and I started to question myself. I saw red. I felt sick. I couldn't stand up properly. I couldn't eat. Every emotion you could possibly imagine just leaped right up outside of my head and smacked me in the face. Everything in my body was telling me to give up. To go home. To call my mum (I did, and then I felt like crying). 

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is not easy, but the one thing I have come to realize is that most of the problems and things you worry about, never end up happening. They just manifest and takecontrol, b... more »

The last 24 hours.

Everyone has problems, but not everyone is unhappy. It’s how you deal with them that matter… And I haven’t been dealing with them very well unfortunately.

The last 24 hours have been difficult. Real difficult. From the moment I arrived at Heathrow airport, things didn’t feel right. I couldn’t think straight and I started to question myself. I saw red. I felt sick. I couldn't stand up properly. I couldn't eat. Every emotion you could possibly imagine just leaped right up outside of my head and smacked me in the face. Everything in my body was telling me to give up. To go home. To call my mum (I did, and then I felt like crying). 

Stepping outside of your comfort zone is not easy, but the one thing I have come to realize is that most of the problems and things you worry about, never end up happening. They just manifest and take control, blind-sighting you in the process.

It would have been easy for me to give up and go home, but I didn’t. After questioning myself thousands of times, I eventually boarded the flight and I am now in Mumbai staying with the great +Vinit Bolinjkar and his wife, preparing for the next part of my adventure.

Don't forget: Bring your dreams to life and let the whole world dream with you. Happiness is better shared than endured alone.___

2013-09-22 16:51:52 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 60 +1s)

Excited. Waiting for my flight to Mumbai. I have arrived early so I didnt have any problems.

Excited. Waiting for my flight to Mumbai. I have arrived early so I didnt have any problems.___

2013-09-22 10:08:52 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 37 +1s)

Today is going to be a long day. I have 3 coaches to get and a flight to India. Hopefully I don't have any problems. 

Today is going to be a long day. I have 3 coaches to get and a flight to India. Hopefully I don't have any problems. ___

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2013-09-21 14:22:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Can you help? My flight to Mumbai is tomorrow and I need to get to the airport from Manchester.

There is a bus that leaves from Manchester to London Victoria , departing at 10:30am and arriving in London at 3:00pm. 

Can you help? My flight to Mumbai is tomorrow and I need to get to the airport from Manchester.

There is a bus that leaves from Manchester to London Victoria , departing at 10:30am and arriving in London at 3:00pm. ___

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2013-09-20 15:59:08 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 79 +1s)

3 months ago I had long hair and no beard...

3 months ago I had long hair and no beard...___

2013-09-19 00:03:19 (13 comments, 17 reshares, 62 +1s)

MY FLIGHT IS NOW BOOKED!!! - CALLING ALL GOOGLE+ USERS OF INDIA

The Google+ Social Travel Experiment has now restarted. - UNITE & TAKE PART - Let’s show the world that #GooglePlusIsNotAGhostTown

In just a couple of days time (on Sunday September 22nd at 9:35), I will be boarding a flight from London Heathrow, to Mumbai International.

Once I arrive in Mumbai, +Vinit Bolinjkar  is going to be picking me up from the airport and letting me stay at his house for a couple of days, alongside during that time, I am going to be organizing a hangout in real-life event.

After my stay in Mumbai, I am going to leave the remainder of my travel arrangements up to you. All I know is that I need to eventually get to Kerala, and I want to experience the real India.

How can you help?

Do you have somewhere I could stay for a coupleof... more »

MY FLIGHT IS NOW BOOKED!!! - CALLING ALL GOOGLE+ USERS OF INDIA

The Google+ Social Travel Experiment has now restarted. - UNITE & TAKE PART - Let’s show the world that #GooglePlusIsNotAGhostTown

In just a couple of days time (on Sunday September 22nd at 9:35), I will be boarding a flight from London Heathrow, to Mumbai International.

Once I arrive in Mumbai, +Vinit Bolinjkar  is going to be picking me up from the airport and letting me stay at his house for a couple of days, alongside during that time, I am going to be organizing a hangout in real-life event.

After my stay in Mumbai, I am going to leave the remainder of my travel arrangements up to you. All I know is that I need to eventually get to Kerala, and I want to experience the real India.

How can you help?

Do you have somewhere I could stay for a couple of days, or maybe you know someone that does, Could you drive me from one place to the next, or maybe you know someone that could? Can you take me on an adventure, or maybe you know someone that can? Can you show me the real India, the India nobody gets to see? Can you pay for my train ticket to my next destination, or possibly even a bus ticket? Can you teach me something new or help me experience something great?

Anything you can do to help me whilst I am in India, would be greatly appreciated. Please share this post and tell your friends I am coming.

If you haven’t been following my journey so far, for the past 6 weeks, I have been travelling across the world using nothing but Google+ and the people of this community. I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains. 

So far I have been to France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece. I was just about to get an Indian visa whilst I was in Athens, take a ferry over to Turkey, travel up to Istanbul and then jump on a flight to Mumbai, however, things didn’t go according to plan.

I had problems getting a visa for India due to a ripped page in my passport, which meant I could either try and stay in Athens for 4 weeks until the embassy issued me a new one, and then reapply for the indian visa, or I could jump on a flight back to the UK and resolve all of my issues here.

I couldn’t find somewhere to stay in Athens for 4 weeks, so I crowd-funded my flight back to the UK, and now I am ready to start again…

Where’s next after india?

Sri Lanka
Kuala Lumpur
Bangkok
Manila
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Beijing

For those of you that don't know what I am doing... Over the course of the next 3 years, I am going to be walking 15,000km from Beijing to London, whilst doing live Google+ hangouts from one side of the world to the other, raising money for Unicef and recording a documentary about my use of Google+ over the entire duration. 

On Friday July 26th, I was meant to be boarding a flight to Hong Kong with the intention of heading up to Beijing on the train, and then I had an idea...

Why not make this journey a little more interesting. Why not make it more about you, and less about me. Inviting you into my journey. Inviting you to take part. And instead of getting on a flight direct to Hong Kong, why not ditch my plane ticket and social-travel all the way using nothing but Google+ and the goodwill of this community… So I can show that to the world... 

I decided to do Google's job for them, by taking it upon myself to show the world that #GooglePlusIsNotAGhostTown and why this platform is different than all of the others. I was just sick and tired of all those news articles and people saying that nobody uses this platform. That nobody is here. 

If nobody is here... Who am I? Who are you? And why is Google+ so awesome?

The Rules? (slightly updated)

I only have 4 rules to follow during my time in India

1: I can only accept offers of food, water, travel or accommodation from people on Google+. 
2: I can not accept cash from members of the Google+ community or anyone else.
3: I can not spend money on anything other than food or water
4: I must drink tea with at least 25 different people.___

2013-09-17 11:57:21 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 8 +1s)

Are any of my followers that live in the United Kingdom driving to London Heathrow this week?  I need a lift to the airport from either Manchester or Liverpool.

Are any of my followers that live in the United Kingdom driving to London Heathrow this week?  I need a lift to the airport from either Manchester or Liverpool.___

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2013-09-16 11:08:29 (39 comments, 5 reshares, 186 +1s)

Awesome! I got my visa for India... Now I can book my flight to Mumbai and continue with the Google+ Social Travel Experiment.

So far I have been to France, The Nederlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece. I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I was just about to get an Indian visa whilst I was in Athens, take a ferry over to Turkey, travel up to Istanbul and then jump on a flight to Mumbai, however, things didn't go according to plan.

Unfortunately I had problems getting an Indian visa due to a ripped page in my passport, which meant I could either try and stay in Athens for 4 weeks until the embassy issued me a new one, and then reapply for the indian visa, or I could jump on a flight back to the UK and resolve all of my issues here.
... more »

Awesome! I got my visa for India... Now I can book my flight to Mumbai and continue with the Google+ Social Travel Experiment.

So far I have been to France, The Nederlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece. I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I was just about to get an Indian visa whilst I was in Athens, take a ferry over to Turkey, travel up to Istanbul and then jump on a flight to Mumbai, however, things didn't go according to plan.

Unfortunately I had problems getting an Indian visa due to a ripped page in my passport, which meant I could either try and stay in Athens for 4 weeks until the embassy issued me a new one, and then reapply for the indian visa, or I could jump on a flight back to the UK and resolve all of my issues here.

I couldn’t find somewhere to stay in Athens for 4 weeks, so I crowd-funded my flight back to the UK. 37 awesome Google+ users came together to help me return home.

I have now got a new passport and I have been accepted for an indian visa, so I am ready to get started again and show the world that Google+ is not a ghost-town. 

For those of you that don't know what I am doing... I am currently social travelling my way to Beijing using nothing but Google+, visiting as many countries and Google+ users as possible along the way.

Why? Because I want show the world that Google+ is not a ghost-town, by showcasing the kindness, thoughtfulness and humanity of this community.

Once I arrive in Beijing I am going to walk 15,000km back to London over the duration of 3 years. - Whilst doing live Google+ hangouts from one village to the next, writing a book, raising money for Unicef and recording a documentary about my use of Google+.___

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2013-09-15 00:59:06 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

All eyes are on you.
Taken in a tourist shop whilst I was in Athens. :)

All eyes are on you.
Taken in a tourist shop whilst I was in Athens. :)___

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2013-09-14 17:52:16 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 68 +1s)

The Lampshade Skylight
Athens, Greece.

The Lampshade Skylight
Athens, Greece.___

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2013-09-14 17:36:58 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 96 +1s)

Picking up pizza from the local restaurant (on a speed boat).
Location: Somewhere in Serbia:

Picking up pizza from the local restaurant (on a speed boat).
Location: Somewhere in Serbia:___

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2013-09-14 14:19:49 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 73 +1s)

Economy Class
Location? 32,000ft in the air above France.

Economy Class
Location? 32,000ft in the air above France.___

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2013-09-14 14:14:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)

Another No Entry Sign
Location: The Albert Dock. - Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Another No Entry Sign
Location: The Albert Dock. - Liverpool, United Kingdom.___

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2013-09-14 13:51:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

Bicycle's at Dawn
Location: Emsdetten, Germany.

Bicycle's at Dawn
Location: Emsdetten, Germany.___

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2013-09-14 13:16:28 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)

The Albert Dock
Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Albert Dock
Liverpool, United Kingdom.___

2013-09-13 22:05:22 (15 comments, 37 reshares, 160 +1s)

This Is Why Google+ Is The Best Social Network On The Internet...

For the past 6 weeks, I have been travelling across the world for FREE using nothing but Google+ and the people of this community. 

I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I have met lots of amazing people, enjoyed home-cooked meals, foreign wine and mouth-watering ice-cream. I have partied on boats and danced with locals. I have learnt different languages and I have experienced new cultures. I was even given a free Chromebook when I visited the Google+ Hamburg office, awesome right?

So far I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Harderwijk, Emsdetten, Munster, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Athens. And I will be flying out to Mumbai hopefully later next... more »

This Is Why Google+ Is The Best Social Network On The Internet...

For the past 6 weeks, I have been travelling across the world for FREE using nothing but Google+ and the people of this community. 

I have stayed at many peoples houses, in hotels and bed and breakfasts. Travelled across countries via cars, buses and trains.

I have met lots of amazing people, enjoyed home-cooked meals, foreign wine and mouth-watering ice-cream. I have partied on boats and danced with locals. I have learnt different languages and I have experienced new cultures. I was even given a free Chromebook when I visited the Google+ Hamburg office, awesome right?

So far I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Harderwijk, Emsdetten, Munster, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Athens. And I will be flying out to Mumbai hopefully later next week.

People from all over Google+ have come together to help me. They have restored my faith in humanity. My love for society. They have showed me they cared and they have made me feel welcome.

None of this would be possible without Google+. ___

2013-09-13 17:11:08 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 52 +1s)

This is an open letter to everyone that has helped make my Google+ social travel experiment successful so far…

Dear Friends.

(For the people that invited me into their homes)

Although our paths have now parted and our roads are so distant, I will always remember how you have helped me, and I will always remember your support.

I am thankful for everything you have done for me. I am thankful for the time we spent together. I am thankful for the conversations we shared, and I am thankful for the memories we made.

I will never forget you. I hope we one day meet again.

+Dan Cunningham 
+Jim Banks 
+Maringa Emons 
+Andreas Riddering  
+Bjorn Troch 
+Andreas Stricker 
+Mara Mascaro 
+Susanne Ramharter 
+Zsolt Menyhárt 
+Andrej Marinić 
+Nedko Nedkov 

With aspecial thanks to... more »

This is an open letter to everyone that has helped make my Google+ social travel experiment successful so far…

Dear Friends.

(For the people that invited me into their homes)

Although our paths have now parted and our roads are so distant, I will always remember how you have helped me, and I will always remember your support.

I am thankful for everything you have done for me. I am thankful for the time we spent together. I am thankful for the conversations we shared, and I am thankful for the memories we made.

I will never forget you. I hope we one day meet again.

+Dan Cunningham 
+Jim Banks 
+Maringa Emons 
+Andreas Riddering  
+Bjorn Troch 
+Andreas Stricker 
+Mara Mascaro 
+Susanne Ramharter 
+Zsolt Menyhárt 
+Andrej Marinić 
+Nedko Nedkov 

With a special thanks to +Harsh Ashtekar, +Dagmar Sporck, +Simon Stuart +jay damian imoato  and +Lee Smallwood for coming to the rescue at different parts of my journey.

I would also like to thank the 37 Google+ users that came together to help crowdfund my plane-ticket back to the UK so I could apply for a new passport and obtain an Indian visa. 

Thank you! I will be continuing with the project as soon as I know more about my Visa status,
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2013-09-12 17:25:29 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

Does this mean I have been granted a visa for India? I have just received this email from the Visa application centre... 

Dear MR. MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON,
A decision on your application reference number: ACLH/10092013/0329/01 has been made by the High Commission of India.Your processed passport has been received at the India Visa Application Centre and is ready for Collection/Courier. Please visit the respective application centre with the acknowledgment receipt to collect your processed passport between 15:00 - 16:30 PM on all working days. Please ignore this message, if you have requested your processed passport to be returned to you via Post/Courier. Please note this is an auto generated e-mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.

Does this mean I have been granted a visa for India? I have just received this email from the Visa application centre... 

Dear MR. MICHAEL LEE JOHNSON,
A decision on your application reference number: ACLH/10092013/0329/01 has been made by the High Commission of India.Your processed passport has been received at the India Visa Application Centre and is ready for Collection/Courier. Please visit the respective application centre with the acknowledgment receipt to collect your processed passport between 15:00 - 16:30 PM on all working days. Please ignore this message, if you have requested your processed passport to be returned to you via Post/Courier. Please note this is an auto generated e-mail. Please do NOT reply to this email.___

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2013-09-09 08:15:28 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

I am currently making plans for the next part of my Google+ social travel experiment. Can you help?

Where’s next on my social travel checklist? If you live in or around any of the areas below, can get me from one place to the next or host me for the night, drop me a message in the comments section below, or email me over at mljlive@gmail.com. Thank you in advance.

Mumbai
Hyderabad
Bangalore
Kerala
Sri Lanka
Kuala Lumpur
Bangkok
Manila
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Beijing

So far I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Harderwijk, Emsdetten, Munster, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Athens, courtesy of Google+ users from all over the world.

I was just about to get an Indian visa whilst I was in Athens, take a ferry over to Turkey, travel up to Istanbul and then jumpo... more »

I am currently making plans for the next part of my Google+ social travel experiment. Can you help?

Where’s next on my social travel checklist? If you live in or around any of the areas below, can get me from one place to the next or host me for the night, drop me a message in the comments section below, or email me over at mljlive@gmail.com. Thank you in advance.

Mumbai
Hyderabad
Bangalore
Kerala
Sri Lanka
Kuala Lumpur
Bangkok
Manila
Taiwan
Hong Kong
Beijing

So far I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Harderwijk, Emsdetten, Munster, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Milan, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Athens, courtesy of Google+ users from all over the world.

I was just about to get an Indian visa whilst I was in Athens, take a ferry over to Turkey, travel up to Istanbul and then jump on a flight to Mumbai, however, things didn’t go according to plan. I had problems getting a visa for India due to a ripped page in my passport, which meant I could either try and stay in Athens for 4 weeks until the embassy issued me a new one, and then reapply for the indian visa, or I could jump on a flight back to the UK and resolve all of my issues here.

I couldn’t find somewhere to stay in Athens for 4 weeks, so I crowd-funded my flight back to the UK and now I have applied for my new passport to continue with my journey. I should be flying out to Mumbai later on in the week (once my Indian visa arrives).

For those of you that don't know what I am doing... I am currently social travelling my way to Beijing, visiting as many countries and people as possible, and then once I arrive in Beijing I am going to walk 15,000km back to London over the duration of 3 years. - Whilst doing live Google+ hangouts, writing a book, raising money for Unicef and recording a documentary about my use of Google+.
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For more information please visit https://plus.google.com/u/0/100125012078853567494/posts/6222hncypWU
or
https://plus.google.com/u/0/100125012078853567494/posts/S3nJef9fBVB___

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