My Inner Traveller and Inner Environmentalist, two very fiery characters, debate whether or not I should go travelling.
To set the record straight, I am 29. I will be 30 later this year (and I’m absolutely fine with this, by the way…). Why they thought I was fresh out of university, I don’t know, but I do seem to be developing a trend of misassumption about me…
Every so often a place comes along, or more accurately, I come along to a place, that reminds me of why I travel. Nicaragua’s Isla de Ometepe is one of those places.
When booking tickets, potential passengers should be asked if they snore, fill out a criminal record check and have mobile phones banned. Here’s my list of ten commandments everyone who has ever travelled by night bus will agree with.
Feel free to add your own!
It the most difficult time of the year – Christmas on the road.
Unfinished buildings in Peru and Bolivia spoil the view for tourists and locals alike. But there is a reason for them…
The music aired on Chile’s radio stations is simply awful. Don’t attempt to hire a car without your own source of tunes!
Everyone who’s been to India will tell you the country is incomprehensible, that there is no way you can ever possibly begin to understand it. Before I went I assumed that was because India is unimaginably vast and diverse. Now, while I, as predicted, cannot fathom the country itself, I think I understand why India is so inconceivable…
My white-water rafting experience on the Zanskar River was more of a near-death experience….
Everyone says that first-timers to India receive a good dose of culture shock when they first arrive. What I absolutely wasn’t prepared for was the culture shock I felt on arriving in Goa two months later.