23 July 2019 – reflections returning to Lisboa (and my love for Lisboa)

23 July 2019 – reflections returning to Lisboa (and my love for Lisboa)

I'm currently sitting in Jardim Botanico da Universidade Lisboa. I was on my way back from a little outing with American Davey (a guy I met at a Couchsurfing meetup)...after having our ritual-pastel de natas (custard tarts) and sitting in a Melbourne-like café, sipping on the best coffee I’ve had in Europe so far while [...]

20 December 2018 – Catching a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon on a whim (reflections after the fact)

20 December 2018 – Catching a bus from Barcelona to Lisbon on a whim (reflections after the fact)

Portugal wasn't on my itinerary... At least until summer. It's strange how one decision can change everything in your destiny. If I waited for a little longer for my friend to reply, I wouldn't have booked a hostel in Barcelona. If I didn't stay in Barcelona, I wouldn't have met Mr Zen (see my last [...]

15 April 2019 – Flying from Colombia to Peru on a shit airline

15 April 2019 – Flying from Colombia to Peru on a shit airline

After 5 weeks of exploring Colombia’s major cities, I’ve finally left and am on a plane to Lima where I can finally do the Salkantay trek. I’m on Viva Air – it must be a Peruvian airline because they won’t accept anything but US Dollars or peruvian Solas on for snacks and drinks which I [...]

30 May 2019 – reflections on the past 6 months in South America…when my time here is coming to an end.

30 May 2019 – reflections on the past 6 months in South America…when my time here is coming to an end.

I haven't really been that motivated to write lately. I've noticed that the longer I travel, the smaller my motivation becomes. But right now...at this very moment, I have motivation and inspiration to write. It's times like these that I need to take advantage of documenting what I'm feeling and doing because it's something I [...]

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

23 March 2019 – Arriving in Medellin after a 20 hour bus ride from Cartagena

I always knew I wanted to come to Colombia. It was in my plan the whole time...and Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin and Cali were on my bucket list. Today, I arrived in Medellin (I can finally check off three of the four cities). As a nature lover, I'm surprised I haven't actually explored the beautiful nature [...]

12 March 2019 – Coming to Colombia on a whim and experiencing culture shock all over again

12 March 2019 – Coming to Colombia on a whim and experiencing culture shock all over again

Ok I’m kind of lying when I say I came here on a whim. I knew I was coming here but didn’t plan to come here so quickly. I initially planned to come to Colombia by catching a 4-5 day slow boat from Brazil… It was a ridiculously tough decision for me because I was [...]