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Wonderings of a Wanderer eandering through foreign lands, whose people speak in tongues unknown... I seek to learn and understand cultures, customs not my own… I yearn to learn, to see, expand, my knowledge as I wander, roam… To visit places, see first-hand the lands tha

Townsville Police

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 5 Aug 2007 | Views [538]

Hi People! I am well and I hope wellness is the fashion out there too.  I am working now in Townsville with the Police which is interesting and keeps me in check and out of mischief!!  Been out and about on my bicycle getting fit again and seeking out ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


To be Australian

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | Views [417] | Comments [2]

To be Australian This land of rain and drought, of mudflats, salt and sky, Mangroves, mangoes, sugarcane, of sheep that idle by; Of coral spawning ‘long the coast, wheat golden in its field, Winds biting at the Southern bite ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Photo update

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [536] | Comments [1]

Hola all... still coughing and spluttering but not so much as before.  I have uploaded most of my photos to flickr so if you would like to view them, please do at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pistachio_tumbleweed/ On World Nomad I only uploaded the ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Aerolineas Argentinas

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [661] | Comments [1]

Hi! Well... the weather cleared up nicely in BA. I visited some markets and hung out with the cats at the Botanic Gardens... I did a bit of walking around the streets and had tea and cake. So not a bad stop over... Mind you, not feeling well and ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


Merryn wins 4 day holiday in BA!

ARGENTINA | Sunday, 10 Jun 2007 | Views [575] | Comments [1]

Hola all! Yes, I´m still in South America... Buenos Aires, Argentina. I got to the airport in Rio nice and early, 1430 (flight left at 1830).... but we didn´t leave until midnight as our plane was delayed from BA to Rio due to the bad fog (I see ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Farewell Rio

BRAZIL | Saturday, 9 Jun 2007 | Views [506]

Farewell Rio... city of atmosphere, creative parking... and did I mention the dogs that wear shoes??  City where g-strings appear to be mandatory and beach volleyball is all the go...  City of tree-lined streets and many wonderful sights that I did not ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


RIO DE JANEIRO

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | Views [679]

The city of beaches, sunshine, dancing, creative parking and atmosphere!  It was pouring the first day we arrived, but the city is amazing with the many mountains/hills and such like.  On our way from the island (Ilhe Grande) we stayed on (which was ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Still here!

BRAZIL | Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | Views [565] | Comments [1]

Ok... I´m still here... as in alive and all!  Just not been interneting and haven´t the time for a decent article at the moment.  I am now in Rio which appears to be a fascinating city...  But more of that later. Be well all... I´ll be updating soon.... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Iguaçu Falls

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | Views [653] | Comments [1]

Hi all!  Just a quickie as I have to run for yet another nightbus in a tick.. Let´s see.  We´ve viewed the magnificent Iguacu falls from every which direction... we crossed from Uruguay to Argentina to Brazil in the space of a few hours and I didn´t ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Beautiful Uruguay

URUGUAY | Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | Views [526] | Comments [1]

Hola! This morning I scraped my self out of bed in the wee cold dark hours of the morning and made my way with the group to our Ferry ride.  Much like boarding a plane it was with immigration and baggage check in. The ferry looked almost like a cruise ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Roaming Buenos Airies

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | Views [736]

Hola! I have come to the conclusion that my Spanish is still Very Poor!  And soon I have to switch to Portugese.  Oh dear. Well, Buenos Airies... the bus ride was great.  20ish hours of comfort, a three  course meal... a working toilet and a great ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Snowing in Bariloche

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | Views [621] | Comments [1]

Hola!  Well I'm in Argentina now.  I must say, the border crossing from Puerto Varas, Chile to Bariloche, Argentina was spectacular.  Beautiful snow capped mountains... forests... winding roads.  Lovely. Bariloche... first impression was - freezing!!  ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Gallery: Chile

CHILE | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Happy Birthday Lorien!

CHILE | Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [570] | Comments [1]

Just want to say Happy Birthday to the bestest oldest sister I could have.  Love ya Loz!

Tags: Family


Beautiful (chilly) Pucon

CHILE | Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Views [663] | Comments [1]

Hola all!  I´m in beautiful Pucon, south of Santiago... the night bus was the most comfortable trip yet and lasted about 8 hours.  I did manage some sleep but the moon is always very distracting... nice to look at and think. The countryside is so beautiful ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Merryn Vs Santiago Metro

CHILE | Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | Views [807] | Comments [2]

Yes... Merryn has attempted Santiago Metro and yes, survived!  I departed for my grand adventure, aware I hadn´t attempted non-buslike city public transport in a Very Long Time (didn´t see any trams).  But my goal was sure... another chiropractic appointment ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Pisco wine at La Serena

CHILE | Saturday, 5 May 2007 | Views [933] | Comments [1]

Ok, I only had a little taste... it reminded me of lemon flavoured throat lozengers... that was the mango tasting one.  A couple of us went on another tour of the La Serena region.  We saw various valleys growing custard apples, Chilean pawpaws... very ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Salt anybody?

CHILE | Thursday, 3 May 2007 | Views [579]

Hola! From Potosi we travelled by a private van to another small town near the Salar de Uyuni... (I forget the name of the town).  The only highlight there (the hotel was really nice, comfy homey rooms) was this Israeli run restaurant that was so slow.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Silver Potosi

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 3 May 2007 | Views [597]

Silver Potosi... highest city in the world... once the thriving silver capital with more people than London or Paris... It was dusty and we stayed at Hotel Jerusalem... an interesting place.  This is were most of first experienced bathroom space economy.... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Chilling out in Sucre

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 3 May 2007 | Views [837]

Hi all...! it´s been a little while since I managed to get to the internet... apologies!  It is great to read the comments and to keep in contact with so many of you. Sucre... well it was a really horrible bus trip from Cochabamba to Sucre... nothing ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Warming up in Cochabamba

BOLIVIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [1017] | Comments [3]

By the way, I am currently in Cochabamba.  I was ecstatic to leave the 8 million in La Paz, being a big fan of big cities.  Cochabamba is also big, but more managable.  And even better.. it is much warmer! We arrived last night... I think this was the ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Seeing Yellow

BOLIVIA | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [824] | Comments [1]

Hola all... as you might have read, back when I was sharing stuff round in Peru on the night bus, I managed to lose my yellow fever international certificate (thank you kind thief).  Anyway, to further make matters ... interesting... the Brazillian ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Lake Titicaca

PERU | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Ollyantaytambo, Sacred Valley & Machu Pïcchu

PERU | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery


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