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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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homeward bound: Dorothy of Oz meets Avril of Angst

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | Views [986]

back in may, when i first started revealing to close friends that i was going back to melbourne in november, i was so chuffed by the reciprocated enthusiasm: 'i can't wait to see you! we have so much to catch up on!' but as the months rolled ... Read more >

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on debate: ´that moral outrage has a place in the world´

PERU | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [956]

i remember in year 8, when we were taught about female circumcision in some parts of africa, i started thinking for the first time about cultural differences, and where we should draw the line between ignorance and acceptance of respective social ... Read more >

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from the outside looking in, to the inside looking around

PERU | Saturday, 18 Aug 2007 | Views [675]

after my little cycling escapade in argentina, i came straight to peru (lima, to be exact,) to meet up with pamela, my workmate-cum-friend while i was in santiago,chile. she had come back home for her 3-week holiday, and it was a great opportunity ... Read more >

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

ARGENTINA | Monday, 5 Feb 2007 | Views [892]

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 >

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some like it hot; i like it CHILEd

CHILE | Tuesday, 19 Sep 2006 | Views [1098]

today was the chilean 'fiesta patria', or patriot day for chile, marking the start of the independence process back in 1810. i'm getting into the festive mood, and love seeing the little flags on cars as they fly down the seemingly speed-limitless ... Read more >

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so what's a girl like you doing in a place like this?

CHILE | Wednesday, 12 Jul 2006 | Views [642]

to tell the truth, i really don't know. but today marked my 3-month anniversary here in Santiago, and i thought i'd pop open a groupmail to celebrate. (and this particular groupmail is more interactive than usual - yay for you!) walking home from work ... Read more >

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how to be a good chilean...

CHILE | Thursday, 11 May 2006 | Views [525]

Chile has, on average, one of the longest working weeks in the world, with 12-hour working days being quite common. It also has, on average, one of the lowest productivity rates in the world, or so Steph told me while flicking through a magazine ... Read more >

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