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
“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?”
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’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
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: BoliviaRead More Even More Photos!
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 […]Read More 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!Read More Photos!
The conclusion of the desert odysseyRead More Making Finger Part 2