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Many Adventures of a Nomadic Poet A young poet with Asperger's makes travel his passion, and away he goes...

A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 26 Mar 2018 | Views [249] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >


Branson for a Day

MALDIVES | Monday, 5 Mar 2018 | Views [382]

I'm not sure if I should say Richard Branson or James Bond, because I had a sexy Russian (well, Ukrainian) lady by my side all day. Oksana traveled solo to the Maldives to escape -30 cold on the Black Sea coast. I met her yesterday and I immediately ... Read more >


Snorkelling with Turtles

MALDIVES | Saturday, 3 Mar 2018 | Views [101]

These past few days have been something like this: relax, go for a stroll, eat, go for a swim, relax some more, and go for another stroll. After all that, have dinner outdoors alongside a cold non-alcoholic Holsten on a balmy evening whilst listening ... Read more >


Photos: Maldives

MALDIVES | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Where the Runway Meets the Sea

MALDIVES | Wednesday, 28 Feb 2018 | Views [140]

After flying for hours over endless ocean, you spot a few atolls and sandbanks, and don't even see any presence of human habitation until about 15 seconds before the jumbo jet touches the runway. This isn't fantasy or a Robinson Crusoe-style castaway, ... Read more >


BA BO

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 | Views [170]

Billed as the "Paris of the Americas" I had to get out there today and see what all the hype is about. After the snowstorms of Ushuaia, being bundled up in a parka in Antarctica, the hammering rain of the Falklands, and the thrashing winds of Patagonia, ... Read more >


Photos: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Neuquén

ARGENTINA | Monday, 18 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: San Carlos de Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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El Calafate to Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2017 | Views [146]

In the past three days I’ve hitchhiked more than 1,500 km and I feel like, in a way, I started out in Mackenzie Country (NZ) with a view of two lakes that look very similar to Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki, then I passed through Outback New South ... Read more >


Photos: Ruta 40

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Glaciers & Travel Rigours

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Views [216]

I’ve seen many glaciers, yet I’d be in awe after today. Ever since I’ve returned from Antarctica, I’ve been dealing with an unprecedented bout of depression and I can’t figure out why. I’m this down after accomplishing ... Read more >


Photos: Perito Moreno Glacier

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: El Calafate

ARGENTINA | Monday, 11 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Torres del Paine

CHILE | Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Puerto Natales

CHILE | Saturday, 9 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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From the End of the World North

ARGENTINA | Friday, 8 Dec 2017 | Views [170]

In these past few days, a terrible bout of depression has overtaken me. I think it’s due to a variety of things: having put the entire Antarctica trip on my credit card, being stuck in an expensive place with no easy way out, loving someone here ... Read more >


Photos: D'Hainaut Island

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Light is Right!

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Views [157]

The light was absolutely right on our final full day in Antarctica today. Since I stayed up in the spa until 4:30 AM, I missed breakfast and didn’t wake up until after 9 AM when I heard an announcement “10 minutes until Group A has to be ... Read more >


Photos: Hydrurga Rocks

ANTARCTICA | Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Lemaire Channel & Port Lockroy

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Views [159]

My Antarctic adventure would continue today as I’d visit two more very special places in the White Continent. We had an opportunity to make a third landing on the continent, visiting an abandoned Argentine base. I had trouble getting up this morning ... Read more >


Photos: Port Lockroy

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Lemaire Channel

ANTARCTICA | Friday, 1 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

the "Kodak Gap"
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Useful Island & Neko Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Views [129]

As the morning announcement came Anja said we have two landings planned, including another continental landing. Following Elie’s words to “love the shit out of this journey” I pigged out at breakfast and then donned my gear for another ... Read more >


Photos: Neko Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Our 2nd continental landing!
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Photos: Useful Island

ANTARCTICA | Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The 7th Continent

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Views [337]

With two island landings under our belt already, I think we were all ready for a landing on the continent of Antarctica. The weather wasn’t all that great yesterday, and we were slated for an early start today. Somehow I woke up at 4:45 AM and ... Read more >


Photos: Portal Point

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mikkelsen Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Halfmoon Island

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Landfall

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Views [196]

We’d make our first Antarctic landing today…well, sort of. We didn’t touch down in continental Antarctica but we’d set foot on dry land for the first time since Saturday. After breakfast, our first stop of the day would be the ... Read more >


Photos: King George Island

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Closing in on the Ice

ANTARCTICA | Monday, 27 Nov 2017 | Views [171]

The “Drake 'Monsta' Shake” continued its fury this morning, as I woke up from continuously broken sleep due to hard pounding of the waves. All outside decks were still closed as we walked to Deck 2 for breakfast this morning. Breakfast is ... Read more >


Drake "Monsta" Shake

ANTARCTICA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Views [187]

As I awoke from my broken sleep this morning, it wasn’t either the “Drake Lake” or the “Drake Shake” it was the “Drake 'Monsta' Shake” (sounds like a cocktail made from an energy drink). The motion was so bad ... Read more >


Photos: Drake Passage

ANTARCTICA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The Ship Sets Sail

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 | Views [180] | Comments [1]

Today is the big day! I’m officially bound for Antarctica. Arriving aboard the MV Sea Spirit, we were greeted with the likes of pastries and crème puffs by absolutely professional staff. I could tell this is going to be a great journey from ... Read more >


Photos: Beagle Channel

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Antarctica-bound aboard the MV Sea Spirit
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My Dream being Stolen?

ARGENTINA | Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Views [392] | Comments [1]

Antarctica is so close! I’ve always had a great dream, and that’s to reach all seven continents unassisted, either with money or with personal assistance, and be (perhaps) the first person on the autism spectrum to travel unassisted to the ... Read more >


Fin del Mundo

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Views [45] | Comments [1]

Ushuaia is often billed as being at the end of the world, although the nearest I've actually felt to the end of the world is probably either West Falkland or the coast of Somaliland. Early this morning, I arrived bleary-eyed in Ushuaia, billed as ... Read more >


Photos: Ushuaia

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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