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All the other birds are migrating south My life of excess has come to a halt. I’m making my own yellow brick road in The Americas. Here’s hoping The Wizard of Oz has a better answer for me than a pair of shiny red slippers

Dont hold your breath!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | Views [349] | Comments [3]

10 buses, 1 train, 3 flights, 62 days, 13 hostels, 2 hotels, 8 cities, 27 stories, 3 upset tummies, 1 flu, too many hangovers and endless fun… what a self discovering journey it has been! I remember this feeling. I`d experienced it twice ... Read more >

Them bells are ringing!

PERU | Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | Views [458]

Shopping tils that is! Viva Lima. It's weird, Lima is like any other capital city in the world. It's got everything you need, movie theatres, restaurants, casinos (boy oh boy are there casinos). They´re everywhere. At least two within two blocks from ... Read more >


PERU | Friday, 1 Apr 2011 | Views [383] | Comments [2]

I really don’t want to leave Paracas. It`s really beautiful and warm. Sad fact is most tourists don't stay in Paracas and only stay the day and leave. Lol. I´ve been here for 3 nights. Lucky alright. Had an early start yesterday morning, starting with ... Read more >

The home stretch

PERU | Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | Views [450] | Comments [1]

So after my 23 hour bus ride that was meant to take 16 I´ve finally made it to Paracas (on the Pacific coast) which is a bit off the beaten road for me  a s I had intended to stop off in Pisco. The travel agent was a liar. It`ll be easy getting to Pisco, ... Read more >

Another bus...woohooo!

PERU | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | Views [487] | Comments [2]

Just when I think Im getting bored of a city, it comes up with a whammy. Cruised into Cusco for my last supper and a few more hundred photos,   and there was a parade. In the main Plaza was a massive dance competition, all ages were involved. I am not ... Read more >

Yin and yang (part 2)

PERU | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [356] | Comments [1]

…Do you remember when Dorothy and her friends were playing in amongst the flowers? They all fall asleep and the Wicked Witch of the East sends out those ugly flying monkey things to capture her? Total downer, aye. Well, that’s how I felt when I discovered ... Read more >

Yin and yang

PERU | Sunday, 27 Mar 2011 | Views [428] | Comments [1]

It was everything I imagined and more. The previous two days I educated myself on the Sacred   Valley and the Sun Temple in and around Cusco. I had a great local guide, Janet, who spoke fluent English, actually too much for my liking. She was a passionate ... Read more >

Photos: Peru

PERU | Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

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High spirts

PERU | Monday, 21 Mar 2011 | Views [485] | Comments [2]

I´ve been a bit slack lately updating my blog.   Been in Cuzco for four days now. Really pretty  and safe town. Loki Hostel is on the top of the valley which means hiking up the stairs two or three times a day. I'm glad to report after two days I can ... Read more >

To the Radisson driver!

BOLIVIA | Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | Views [431]

My days as a Catholic school girl are paying off. This morning my flight was cancelled. Dunno why... I'm a silly gringo and don’t get any answers. But the world makes sense again. They put me up at The Raddison. It’s a four-star hotel everywhere else ... Read more >

La Paz, La Paz

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | Views [354]

What a mission. Three bus rides later, a sore puku and the baddest black bags you´ve ever seen. But I'm clean now. After 30 odd hours, I had the longest hot shower ever. That last bus was a living nightmare. Trying to tell the bus driver I was sick in ... Read more >

Lions and tigers and bears oh my

BRAZIL | Sunday, 13 Mar 2011 | Views [548] | Comments [3]

Apart from the mozzies I was in heaven, and the ride in the makeshift bus on the bumpy dirt road was worth it. I'm lucky to get away with only 15-20 bites. Others not so much. For the past four days I've been lapping up the sun, sweating like no one's ... Read more >

Vegas on wheels

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | Views [621] | Comments [3]

The night before... Mid way through the day we realise everyone is dressed up. We searched high and low with no luck of any costume inspiration. Finally, I decided on togas. Easy, cheap and to my surprise noone else was wearing one. Two Barbie pink ... Read more >

Maddness on my doorstep

BRAZIL | Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | Views [387] | Comments [4]

I'm definately not in Kansas anymore! My world in Brazil is full of extreme contrasts. I'm staying in a 3-4 star hotel with my own bathroom, two single beds, fully-cooked all-you-can-eat breakfast, room service, pool, sauna, the works and yet for some ... Read more >

Never judge a book from its cover

BRAZIL | Saturday, 5 Mar 2011 | Views [481] | Comments [3]

The internet here is really slow, so let's see how I go... With Rio comes the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've heard so much so far on my travels, but I only have two words... 'dirty' and 'poor'. A bit sad really. Tagging is not an artist's form ... Read more >

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