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

Photos: Estelí

NICARAGUA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Ranchero country

NICARAGUA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [1354]

Saying goodbye to Brandon and family minutes earlier, the bus pulled away from Managua's bus terminal. This is the furthest north I've headed in Nicaragua by far, and I must say I'm glad I took this ride by day because it is beautiful! Mountains, ... Read more >

Tags: cowboys

Travelling in spirit

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Views [1335]

I'm in Nicaragua again! Damn I've done a lot of repeat journeys. According to my passport, I've been to Costa Rica 7 times, Fiji 4 times, Nicaragua 3 times, New Zealand 3 times, Australia twice, and England twice! Today was a day of ripoffs until I ended ... Read more >

Photos: Jaco

COSTA RICA | Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Parque Nacional Carara

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Carara and Jaco

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 21 Jan 2012 | Views [688]

My next dentist appointment, which will get my crowns put in isn't until Thursday. Mario isn't here yet either so today I'd be making a move to see another area of Costa Rica. Whilst this is my fourth trip here I feel like I haven't seen a huge amount;... Read more >

Finishing my dental work

COSTA RICA | Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | Views [1196]

Today was really intense! And I was almost not here today; when I went to board my flight to Costa Rica yesterday the lady at the counter told me that since I didn't have a ticket out of Costa Rica, that I had to either buy a plane or bus ticket. Fortunately, ... Read more >

Londontown: Lovin' town

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Views [1006]

Three weeks ago, I heard the phone ringing, saw it was London callin' and I answered! Here I am on this grey day. Even though it's a typical London day, I can easily deal with London's weather over that of most other places I've lived or been to. This ... Read more >

Tags: food, history, museums

My Rosetta Stone

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | Views [1404]

It may be a long way from being the real thing, but my own wooden Rosetta Stone is here with me in the British Museum, right in front of the plexiglass that protects the real Stone! The real Rosetta Stone is thousands of years old and used as the key ... Read more >

Tags: mementos, museums

A True Travel Love Story

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | Views [1882] | Comments [1]

As I sit here at Maria's flat in Brentford, a suburb of London, I think of all the beautiful and nice girls I've met on my travels. Throughout my journeys, from high atop the icecaps of Iceland, to the paddocks of New Zealand, to the dusty streets ... Read more >

Tags: love

Photos: Beachy Head

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 9 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Beachy Head and Eastbourne
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Cliffs of Chalk

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 9 Apr 2011 | Views [1049]

After taking two trains to get from London to Eastbourne, Maria and I set out for our excursion to the chalk headland of Beachy Head. Today the weather is beautiful and perfect for today's extraordinary hike! There are like 25 of us on this journey.... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cliffs


PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 | Views [580]

Here I am at Hostal Bastimentos sipping my third or fourth pipa (what a coconut full of water is called out here), quenching my thirst. Damn it tastes good! Much better than a can of Red Bull! And it's only 25 cents. Here in Panama I've drunk heaps ... Read more >

Cold day in Bocas

PANAMA | Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 | Views [1000]

Today I was actually shivering! Despite the fact that I'm only 500 miles or so north of the Equator, I was cold! It was stormly out there in the islands that mean "mouth of the bull" in Spanish. As I got a bottle of water and some tasty papaya ... Read more >

Red Frogs of Bastimentos

PANAMA | Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | Views [3334]

Ahhhh, Isla Bastimentos! My favourite island of the Bocas archipelago. Of all my fine moments in Panama, seeing the colourful red frogs of Bastimentos must be my finest Panamanian moment. One to celebrate over a cold beer or a warm cuppa. For years ... Read more >

Tags: frogs

Photos: Bocas del Toro

PANAMA | Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Boquete by foot and thumb

PANAMA | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Views [838] | Comments [1]

The weather is gorgeous today! Finally! At last! El sol! Today I was up very early; so early I was out and about getting photos of the sunrise. When I decided to walk up to the petrol station to get a cup of coffee it was too early; they weren't open ... Read more >

Photos: David

PANAMA | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

David is the second-largest city in Panama. There's not a lot to see here; it's mostly a pass-through city.
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Baby-Boom Town

PANAMA | Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [1494] | Comments [1]

Pitch-black, raining, and at 11:00 PM or so, I was finally in Boquete. It's the first stop of my Panamanian journey (other than getting my entry stamp). Ellen advised me not to try to get to her place because there were absolutely no lights out there.... Read more >

Into Panama

PANAMA | Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 | Views [1469]

As I walked across a bridge that seemed to be hastily put together, big-rigs were driving across yet there are holes that make it easy enough to lose your camera or passport forever! Hold on tight to your stuff and watch your step! This is how my travels ... Read more >

Photos: Boquete

PANAMA | Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

A lovely town that's becoming popular with baby-boomers and expats, and understandably so
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Photos: Cahuita

COSTA RICA | Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

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COSTA RICA | Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | Views [532]

Four days of rain have passed, and for the past couple of days there've been no buses to Panama via Paso Canoas or Rio Sereno since the road is washed out. Rain and thunder have wreaked havoc all over the Land of Pura Vida; all last night I listened ... Read more >

North Fork

USA | Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | Views [1433]

The Gem State! Land of potatoes, hippies, neo-Nazis, elk, and the largest Basque population in North America: Idaho is perhaps the closest state to Alaska within the "Lower 48". As Howard and my mother crossed the state line heading south ... Read more >

Tags: nature

Photos: Idaho

USA | Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

North Fork and the surrounding area
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Photos: Seattle

USA | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Seattle is my favourite American city! I've been there three times: in 2010, 2013, and 2014
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Photos: Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLANDS | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

I ended up on Grand Cayman due to a highly unusual, albeit frightening ordeal. As a result these are my only photos but I'll make it there again...on a good note!
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Emergency Landing!

CAYMAN ISLANDS | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [2488] | Comments [3]

My life flashed before my eyes today. Literally! This journey was going so smoothly: getting my dental work done, seeing the turtles in Tortuguero, a trip to Cuba, Isla de Ometepe. Up until a week ago, when I found out the border to Honduras was closed ... Read more >

Tags: misadventures

Bluefields and the Corn Islands

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | Views [8573]

What a mission! Getting to Bluefields was half the fun. Getting stuck there wasn't as much so, and getting to the Corn Islands proved to be the ultimate "mish." After taking an overnight bus from Managua to El Rama, I had to wait awhile before ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, boats, islands

Photos: Corn Islands

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

Corn Islands should be renamed "Paradise Islands." Two unknown isletas hidden deep in the west of the Caribbean Sea
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Photos: Managua

NICARAGUA | Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

The capital with no centre. There's not much to do here but I made the most of it. Ruben Dario would be proud
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The city with no centre

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 15 Nov 2009 | Views [1903]

Welcome to Managua: Nicaragua's capital as well as its heart & soul. When I arrived in Managua off the bus from Rivas I asked a taxi driver as best I could how far Centro Managua is. He didn't give me a solid answer so I thought my best bet was ... Read more >

Tags: cities

Photos: Isla de Ometepe

NICARAGUA | Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

What a majestic island! Two towering volcanoes surrounded by one giant lake. Get ready to stay much longer than expected on what has to be the world's most beautiful island
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Isla de Ometepe and my return to Granada

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | Views [1896]

Riding in the back of a ute, I was making my way toward "The Great Sultan" as Granada, Nicaragua is called. It is Nicaragua's colonial jewel, much like Trinidad is to Cuba. Two year ago I was here, and two years later, I'm back! Getting dropped ... Read more >

Oy, what did I eat?

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | Views [721]

Through my travels, I've shared the good and the bad, so now it's time for the ugly. All three elements are bound to occur (although I hope for mostly the first of three). As I lay here in a dilapidated room in Playa El Coco (situated on the Pacific) ... Read more >

Photos: El Coco

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Havana, and the journey back

CUBA | Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | Views [1317]

Getting back to Havana from Trinidad would be a long arduous journey but was half the fun! Juana woke me at 8:00 AM because I asked her to last night. Immediately I washed up and went to the kitchen por mi desayuno de bananos, guayaba de jugo, pan y ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, cities, food, hitchhiking, mojitos, old cars, people, socialism

Photos: Santa Clara and Trinidad

CUBA | Sunday, 1 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

home of Che and home of Cuba's colonial jewel
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Saluting Che....and a journey to Trinidad

CUBA | Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | Views [1458]

Once I got off the Viazul bus filled mostly with well-heeled Cubans, jinteros immediately starting literally breathing down my back, saying "casa particular" over and over. Finally I turned around and got upset with one of the guys; it's annoying ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, beaches, che guevara, colonial architecture, hitchhiking

Photos: Valle de Viñales

CUBA | Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

One of the most beautiful areas of Cuba, filled with spectacular karst limestone formations and Martian-red tobacco fields
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