That they almost didn’t let me on the flight came – surprisingly, perhaps – as no great surprise. In fact, it was something of a thrill. I’d already spent an hour and a half waiting in the check-in line. The flight had started boarding before I’d even gotten to the desk. All around me, exasperated … Continue reading Away! (Again)
7 Tricks to Pick Up the Local Tongue
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 … Continue reading 7 Tricks to Pick Up the Local Tongue
“What Are You Doing Here?”
"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."
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 … Continue reading The End of the Road
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Neverending Photos!
Salt in the Clear Sky: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
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 … Continue reading Salt in the Clear Sky: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Even More Photos!
I've been locked away at a yoga retreat the past two weeks and haven't had time to write more posts. Hopefully, some more photos will suffice until I get the chance. October 2018: Bolivia
Charly and I played four games of chess at El Jardin. He would taunt me in English when he was winning and mutter to himself in French when he was not. The second game took place on the night Aye left Samaipata. She and Charly had been carrying out a little romance during her month of … Continue reading Samaipata Connection
I've finally gotten round to uploading a few photos from the journey so far. Check them out here: July 2018: From Santiago to Cusco More to come soon!