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yu-en-me ´a man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher, .. he who goes from country to country guided by blind impulses of curiosity is .. a vagabond.´ - oliver goldsmith


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Gallery: a period of firsts

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: heading to santiago

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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fear and loathing in los viajes

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [1543] | Comments [2]

i know i´m not the only one who thinks that there´s something deliciously fun about playing with fear, but most of the things that have scared me until now have been quite trivial. for example, jumping off the high tower in my primary school playground, volunteering ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel

the roots of scatology, arse cream, and dutch ovens

Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Views [1193]

for those who know me as a generally happy young bunny, it won´t be too much of a surprise to find that i´ve bounced back from my recent melancholy with as much energy as before. i´m convinced that there´s nothing as invigorating and uplifting ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Gallery: salta

Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

cycling around
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an ode to loneliness, self-imposed or otherwise

Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [1787]

a friend recently sent me an email telling me how unbelievable some of my travel stories are, and how she suspected that i was making things up... the best travelblog fake, she was sure! sometimes i can´t help a wry smile when people email me ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!

Für den Flug benötigt Eloy Martin Auskünfte über die Abflugzeiten.

Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Views [2453]

12.56am: roughly 8 hours to go before i start the next leg of my journey, and lordy, am i pumped! like any normal kid growing up in western civilisation, i have several times been high as a kite from the effects of too much chocolate, off-my-face ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: lago del desierto

Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Re: Out of Office Auto-Reply

Sunday, 25 Mar 2007 | Views [777]

although i´ve never particularly wanted to have an out of office auto-reply, i now have the opportunity: i found work! or rather, work found me! i´m cooking for a team of 11 building a house on an aptly named ´lago del desierto´ (´deserted lake´), ... Read more >

Tags: Work

la Cuarenta

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | Views [1455]

when i stop being a hermit, i´ll write more, but in the meantime, here´s a brief description of part of what i´m living: i recently started my romance with ´la Ruta 40´, one of Patagonia´s (and indeed, South America´s) most famous ´highways´.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: verano de locura

Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Photo Gallery

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you can't always get what you want...

Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [905]

it turns out that i can still discover new things about myself - the idea that i could survive this lifestyle without groupmails (despite my own personal diary) was completely un-thought-out... admittedly, january has been considerably emotion-... Read more >

Tags: Culture

other people´s lives, other people´s stories

Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | Views [702]

throughout 2006, i´ve sent random emails describing what i´m up to. maybe you´ve enjoyed them, maybe you haven´t.. regardless, i get the feeling that i won´t be sending another groupmail for a while, and thought i´d end this spate with random ... Read more >

Tags: People

and she´s back in the game!

Sunday, 22 Oct 2006 | Views [689]

after delaying my departure from santiago (chile) several times, i´ve finally made it out. my experience there was like the times you wake up starving after a night out, and find some strange-looking leftovers that you´d forgotten about in the fridge.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

weather for plucking hairs

Sunday, 9 Apr 2006 | Views [615]

back in my camping days (lordy, was it really just a few weeks ago?), whenever it rained torrentially, i´d stay in my tent with my tweezers and diligently pluck the hairs from my legs. (i left my emjoi-gently at home.) sometimes i´d listen to music, and ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

just so you know that this is more than just fun and games...

Friday, 24 Mar 2006 | Views [761]

and that i actually *am* learning things, let´s start this email with an interactive quiz. (or if you don´t like quizzes, skip to the ´regular´ (ha!) email following the answers.) QUESTIONS: 1) true or false? - the south american andes were formed ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

what *is* it with lifeguards???

Sunday, 12 Mar 2006 | Views [622]

i arrived in the city of Neuquén yesterday at 5.30am after a long night due to protestors blocking arterial roads between towns. (a lot of being shuttled around in private cars, walking around protestors at midnight with bonfires and banners streaming ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

it was with so much pleasure...

Saturday, 4 Mar 2006 | Views [449]

..that i woke up this morning snug and cosy in my sleeping bag. after 3 nights freezing my little arse off in San Martín de Los Andes, the milder temperatures around Junín de Los Andes were much appreciated. dozing an extra few minutes, breathing ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

if you thought a standard dutch oven in a bedroom was tough,

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2006 | Views [785]

let me tell you that it´s lethal with sleeping bags in a tent. i unfortunately discovered this while sharing tents with a friend on a hike, - i reckon we could´ve started our own business selling smoked ham/salmon/cheese.. the higher my peaks of happiness, ... Read more >

Tags: People

Fwd: and so she sat back & said ´let them come to me´

Thursday, 26 Jan 2006 | Views [694]

it seems like the whole country has decided to visit the tiny little town of El Bolsón. true, there´re a few foreigners (yes, i´m still accosting every francophone in a frantic attempt to practise my french before i lose it forever. - hm, nice alliteration ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

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