The shape of things to come

When you’re living in a desert city of 10 million people in the developing world resources are stretched tightly. There’s not much room for nature in Lima, beyond the inevitable urban...

It’s a strange thing to find yourself slipping into the rhythm of daily life in an unfamiliar world. I’ve been in Lima four weeks now and my days are starting to...

It’s a strange thing, packing up a life and heading off into the unknown. It’s funny what a life comes down to, really. In a world of regulations, a life is...

Way back in the dimly-recalled shadows of the 1990’s an inescapable pop song called “Waterfalls” burrowed its way into my brain. Don’t go chasing waterfalls – implored the lyrics – please stick...

When is a holiday not a holiday? When it involves working and studying and throwing yourself head-first into a foreign culture and totally different economic reality. People keep asking me how...

Home again. Hopefully normal blog service will resume shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a little something from my travels…   In the greenhouse at the Girl’s Home where I was...

Laguna Cejar, Salar de Atacama, Chile Reflect a while on who you are versus who you want to become, then find the path you must travel. Acknowledging your faults will help you to...

The end of the road, Tasmanian highlands Never stop exploring, even in your own backyard. There is always something new to discover, both within and without. Find out where that road...