Welcome to Parchment Road!

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. […]

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The End of the 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 […]

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En Esperando: The Search for Ayahuasca

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 […]

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