Overland Track Trip – Day 3

Overland Track Trip – Day 3 Windemere to Pelion Hut 25th Nov. 2016 I have definitely been colder than I was today, and I have definitely been wetter. Im just unfamiliar with being that cold and wet at the same time. The morning was quite magical though and despite the challenging weather we were both … Continue reading Overland Track Trip – Day 3

The Overland Track – Day 2

Overland Track Trip – Day 2 Waterfall Valley to Windemere Hut 24th Nov. 2016 It doesn't take long for the body to start to moan. With each crack and groan and "harrumph" that comes when I hoist my pack onto my back, my mind gives in momentarily to my bodies doubts that I can do … Continue reading The Overland Track – Day 2

The Overland Track – Day 1

Overland Track Trip - Day 1 Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley 23rd Nov. 2016 We had been warned. Today was going to be a big day. Although it was relatively short, as far as bush walks go, only 10.7km. But it took the best part of 6 hours and reduced my legs to a jittery mess by the time it was necessary to set up our campsite.

La Sirena, Uruguay

Seventeen hours on a bus is not fun, no matter how you dress it up. However it was made reasonably comfortable by the luxury bus that arrived at the terminal that would take us to Uruguay. Reclining seats, full foldable leg rests and black out curtains worked very hard to make sleep a possibility. Aside … Continue reading La Sirena, Uruguay

Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates

I would like to spend a little bit of time reminiscing about the confectionary I have encountered around the place. It is no secret to anyone that has met me that I have a terrible sweet tooth. Amazingly I have never had too many dental problems or had Diabetes because when it comes to sugar … Continue reading Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates

Airports and Those That Use Them.

Santiago Airport 3rd December 2014 6:00pm  I have found myself back where my love affair with Spanish and South America began, Santiago Airport, Chile. Somehow I have even been drawn back to the same group of chairs just near gate 9. Maybe not so coincidental that it is where Starbucks is located. I remember feeling … Continue reading Airports and Those That Use Them.

Saying goodbye to Rio de Janeiro – 18th October 2014

There is constantly something new to discover about Brazil and its' inhabitants. It is no secret here that most South Americans know how to enjoy themselves. Having only visited a very small section of Brazil so far I can only comment on a minuscule sample of the 200 million people that live here; but what … Continue reading Saying goodbye to Rio de Janeiro – 18th October 2014

Top 5 Must-do’s in Rio de Janeiro

1. Watch the sun set from a beautiful location. I can recommend either sitting at the cafe under Christ the Redeemer otherwise the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain is a very famous vantage point. 2. Lay out your sarong on Copacabana Beach. Relax with an esky or kick around a soccer ball down on the … Continue reading Top 5 Must-do’s in Rio de Janeiro

A Stroll In Rio – part 2

Another surprising inclusion in my morning walk around Rio was the famous Lapa Stairs. Again, this was something my guide was shocked to discover I knew nothing about but it also meant that everything I learnt was new and I was able to have the pleasure of discovering something so beautiful for the first time. … Continue reading A Stroll In Rio – part 2

A Stroll In Rio – Part 1

God created the world in 6 days and on the 7th he created Rio. If there was ever a city that had been blessed by Gods it has to be this one and the people here know it. With Christ the Redeemer overseeing all the goings on, how could it not be heaven blessed? This … Continue reading A Stroll In Rio – Part 1