Necessity is the mother of invention – and what better what to invent your second language than by making it an absolute necessity to live. We’ve all heard that the best way to learn a language is to spend time in a country that speaks it, after all. And yet, I’ve met plenty of people […]Read More 7 Tricks to Pick Up the Local Tongue
An in-depth look back over the first half of Game of Thrones’ 8th and final season (contains full spoilers).Read More Game of Thrones Season 8 Half-Time Review
“The idea of someone coming from one of the richest, most liberal and democratic nations on the planet to an industrial city in a country many one day hope to leave strikes them as a little peculiar.”Read More “What Are You Doing Here?”
Interested in teaching English abroad? This is your first stop…Read More How to Teach English Abroad
With my Six Months South Journey over and a new phase of life beginning, I’m relaunching my blog… Welcome to Parchment Road! Hopefully, with a less time-restrictive title, I will be using this site for years to come, to document and comment on all those gems in the story of life that catch my eye. […]Read More Welcome to Parchment Road!
I’m sitting in the departure hall of Terminal 3 at Heathrow. In exactly 24 hours, I will be touching down at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne. After almost eight months, I am coming home. So, to mark the end of this particular journey, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to tell you all […]Read More The End of the Road
I suspect that I’m addicted to music (along with all the other things). A journey without a soundtrack is almost a journey not worth having, and a playlist can tell a story as well or better than any article. For this reason, I’ve sharing what I was listening to throughout my six months. You can […]Read More Six Months Songs: Music from the Journey
I’m not going to tell you what I saw when I took Ayahuasca. Alien spirits, impossible geometric realms or, most significant of all, a giant snake, slithering towards you. While in their proper context, such descriptions can be illuminating, for the most part, I think they risk being distractions. Psychedelic fodder to fuel the desire […]Read More En Esperando: The Search for Ayahuasca
Alright, so I’ve been lazy while I’ve been here in Barcelona and haven’t written anything for the blog. No, not lazy, busy. Very busy. Anyway, I still have a huge backlog of photos, so I can always stall with them! Here are the happy snaps from my tour into the Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia’s […]Read More Neverending Photos!
The night I left Sucre it poured down with rain. I was having trouble with my bank cards and, as silent lightning flashed in the distance, was trying every machine in the Plaza 25 de Mayo. The main square of government, 25 de Mayo hosted the House of Liberty, where Bolivia’s declaration of independence […]Read More Salt in the Clear Sky: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia