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Argentina

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The full moon harvest

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [696] | Comments [2]

By the light of the full moon they dig a hole in an ancient ritual modernised by the regular flash of multiple rich tourist Argentinian cameras. The hole is for Pachamama: the Earth Goddess. "You put in what you want the Earth to give you back"... Read more >

Tags: fingerprint, full moon, harvest, sticky


The best game ever

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [637] | Comments [2]

I'm playing hide and seek. On this computer that is a french expat and hides the keys from me. Only the most useful ones...ovbiously I use the 'a', 'm' and '.' keys way too much for the french alphabet... Now I think of it I have ... Read more >

Tags: games, hitching, treasure hunt


Un cancion Castellano, Una canciona Australiana

Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [716] | Comments [3]

Un cancion Castellano Un cancion Australiano One Spanish song, One Australian song he says with the confidence of a Rajah. We have found Carlos, a young man in a much much older body, from a family of winemakers. Here at his bodega (vineyard) ... Read more >

Tags: bodega, carlos, castellano, song, wine


¿Tranqueeeeeelo, no?

Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | Views [473] | Comments [1]

My right knee is jammed up against a 50kg sack of dried corn kernals, My left squashed into a 50kg bag of potatoes. One hand holds my hat firmly on my head, the other grips a rusty bar. My arse is balanced on one of two spare balding tyres that spin ... Read more >

Tags: corn, darío, lucian, potatoes, tranquilo, ute


Beautiful Tinogasta

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | Views [445] | Comments [1]

Her brain works faster than her words that work faster than her fingers that work faster than the computer. As a consequence, she finds her attention wandering from the stories she wishes to tell. Sorry. Suffice it to say She and Amiga una are in ... Read more >

Tags: empanadas, english, school, uranium


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Two points for love.

Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | Views [698] | Comments [5]

She blinks and she is sitting around a table of 11 people, eating "asdao" the finest saltiest bbq she has ever tasted laughing equally at jokes she cannot understand and ones that she does through means of singular words in Span-glish and ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, love, points, stories


The fine art of hosting is not dead my heart sings

Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | Views [1002]

So I am awake again. Hours before any respectable Argentinian or direction-less backpacker. This might have bugged me in my old life. But in this travel hedonism space I now exist, where I literally have nothing I have to achieve today: it doesn´t bother ... Read more >

Tags: cordoba, croissants, hosting, insomnia


Doing BA

Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [610] | Comments [5]

I have been here for 52 hours. 20 of those hours were asleep, or more correctly: lying still, too tired to move. And I am just about to leave. In contiki-tour terms, that would mean that I´ve "done" BA. So some perhaps might even refer ... Read more >

Tags: ba, city, done


Nothing New

Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [617]

There is nothing new about what I do I think as I sit solo in a corner cafe order cafe-con-leche as big as a bowl and realise I´m surrounded by other solos writing in journals typing on laptops cafe bowls by their side. They are all so intent ... Read more >

Tags: cafe, nothing new, solo


A room of 10 thousand smelly feet

Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | Views [406] | Comments [1]

26 hours of travel and she chased the sun back around to another sunset on the opposite end of the globe. She opens the door to her privado room to the lovely smell of 10 thousand smelly feet. but only two beds, they are empty which she is grateful ... Read more >

Tags: blocked toilet, sleep, smelly feet

 

 

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