Galapagos

I have been offline and unplugged for the last week in the Galapagos Islands. Before kicking off this adventure last November, I longed to reach the Galapagos. I put this longing at the back of my mind though, as I knew I had a lot to look forward to before making it to this small … More Galapagos

Mountain leftovers

We just arrived in Nazca after a torturous overnight bus ride from the second largest city in Peru, Arequipa. The bus was at capacity, the air-conditioning was non-existent and the driver kept himself awake by either playing chicken with oncoming traffic or simply running them off the road. Entertaining night all round! My few weeks … More Mountain leftovers

Peru

The last week has been one full of adventure and discovery. I visited the ruins of Machu Picchu, realising a dream I have held since I was a boy. I have spent years reading Tin Tin comics, poring over articles and looking at photographs of the Incan stronghold high in the Andes, but none of … More Peru

Bahia

I’ve been travelling through Brazil for the last couple of weeks. Flying into Rio, I instantly fell in love with a country and people who have for a long time captivated my imagination. For me, there has always been something mystical about Brazil, with its beaches, palm trees, samba and love of the thong! I … More Bahia

Kickin’ the Funk

When it comes to aspirations, it is easy to let the mind wander to thoughts of money, fame, a solid job, a comfortable life or some other nonsensical idea of what we have been raised to believe we need to be successful. I’ll be honest, I spent the first 30 years of my life aspiring … More Kickin’ the Funk

Facing Fears

There I stood, head down and repeating the same few words over and over in my mind. My chest began to constrict as the thought of what I was about to do sank into the pit of my young stomach. For weeks I had ridden past this very spot, watching a group of older boys … More Facing Fears