Cali – it’s a trap! (The best kind of trap)

Cali is a trap. You go there, want to stay for a few days and then continuously extend your trip until you: 1) run out of money 2) get kicked out or 3) die of and old age. It’s a trap. We all know it, we’ve all experienced it, we wouldn’t change it :p I’mContinue reading “Cali – it’s a trap! (The best kind of trap)”

Manuel Antonio – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

Manuel Antonio…. The place where I started to really relax. And the place where I changed half my plans about the next few months. It was a beautiful adventure. I was only supposed to stay for 3 days and ended up staying for 7. I met incredible people, saw sloths up close, a ridiculous amountContinue reading “Manuel Antonio – Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

What I re-learnt about “volunteering” in a hostel in Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

I’m currently on a 6-month sabbatical and even though this is not a research sabbatical and I’m definitely not working, I think it’s fair to say that when you love what you do, you’re constantly reflecting on it. That’s what happened in Costa Rica. During my time in Costa Rica I stayed at a hostelContinue reading “What I re-learnt about “volunteering” in a hostel in Costa Rica [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

The Canadian Rockies in 9 days – Louise the Lazy, Jasper the Gem, Banff the Busy [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]

For those who can’t be bothered to read the “stories” bit, I’m explaining my route and writing a “suggestions” at the top of this post, I hope it’s helpful: Route I went from Calgary > Lake Louise > Jasper > Banff > Calgary; but you can start in Calgary and finish in Jasper Airport asContinue reading “The Canadian Rockies in 9 days – Louise the Lazy, Jasper the Gem, Banff the Busy [The Americas – #chronicles 2022]”

Hoi an – missing you already [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]

I got the train from Quy Nhon to Hoi an at 8.30am and as soon as I got to the station I met Sue-Ellen and David Pinchin, the most amazing couple from Australia who were going to Hoi An as well. Sometimes it’s just so good to find someone to have a chat with andContinue reading “Hoi an – missing you already [South East Asia Series 2019.2020]”