• Europe
  • La Mercè Festival in Barcelona

    Gaudi Barcelona, La Mercè

    While venturing through Andalusia, Spain last year I decided to make a quick side trip to Barcelona to meet up with friends from Australia who were holidaying in Europe. Organised rather hastily, I hadn’t done any research or made any plans other than to catch up with my friends. Little did I know, it was going […]

  • Latin America
  • Transport Woes Visiting Santa Marta, Colombia

    Cartagena Taxi, Transport Woes

    While visiting Colombia last year, I was keen to head up the Caribbean coast to see Parque Tayrona, which I had heard was quite special. I had only initially intended on seeing Cartagena and Bogotá during my visit, so I attempted to shuffle things around to accommodate a visit. Little did I know the problems […]

  • Latin America
  • First Time in a Light Plane in Belize

    Light Plane Belize

    As someone who has travelled for most of my life, I’ve had the good fortune to fly many, many times. However, in all those years I had never experienced flying in a light aircraft. Last year, that changed with a very unexpected flight during my visit to Belize. My first stop in Belize had been […]

  • Latin America
  • My Coolest Border Crossing: Panama

    Panama Border Crossing

    Border crossings usually aren’t very much fun. They’re generally stern places, home to queues and bureaucracy. And tedious! I just want to get that passport stamp and get excited about venturing into the next new country. They’re even less fun in Central America, with unclear procedures, varying “taxs/visa costs” and often people trying to scam […]

  • Latin America
  • Meeting the Romanian Engineer on my Ferry to Colombia

    Colombia Ferry, Romanian Engineer story

    As part of my big journey through Latin America, the plan had been to sail from Panama to Colombia at the end of my tour. Sailing via the San Blas Islands is becoming a popular backpacker route to both explore some idyllic islands and also travel cheaply to South America. After talking with friends from […]

  • Latin America
  • Taking the Bar Home in Roatan

    The Honduran island of Roatan lies off the country’s coast in the Caribbean Sea and was one of many fun places I visited on my tour through Central America. As can be expected for a Caribbean island, the fun revolves around beaches and rum, which is always good. We stayed in a quiet part of […]

  • Latin America
  • Off Track on Isla del Sol

    One of the big sights when visiting Peru and Bolivia is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. One of the true highlights of visiting this region is Isla del Sol, a beautiful and rugged island home to great hiking and historical Incan remains. Due to its terrain and remote nature, there are […]

  • Europe
  • Japanese Tutoring while Husky Sledding in Lapland

    Husky Sledding in Lapland

    One of the fun activities to do when visiting Finnish Lapland is to go dog sledding with Siberian huskies. With a spare day in the city of Rovaniemi in northern Finland, this seemed like the perfect way to spend the day out in the March snow. When we arrived at the husky farm, we were introduced to […]

  • Europe
  • Getting a Haircut in Podgorica, Montenegro

    I’ve come to notice that when you have been travelling continually for a while, there are some experiences you encounter that you simply wouldn’t face on regular length trips. By the virtue of them being long trips, things come up and you’re unable to just wait them out until you get home again. One of […]

  • Europe
  • Derailments and Snowstorms in Sweden

    During my trip to Scandinavia a few years back, I had the pleasure of staying a night in the Ice Hotel of Jukkasjarvi in northern Sweden. This truly was a bucket list moment and such a strange, but fun, experience (which I’m now realising I should write a post about). Visiting in March, it was […]