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Kiwi Delight

January 10, 2017

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I’m sat on a flight from Queenstown to Auckland en route to Fiji with a huge smile on my face. It’s 0545 and I’ve not slept a wink. I’m hungover as hell, and severely dehydrated after doing an all-nighter with a cute British barman I met. Plum wine, sake, Japanese whiskey and cab sav. Yup […]

Flying solo

December 31, 2016

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It will take three flights, two transits and 29 hours to get to New Zealand. A country that has long been on my list of places to visit well before Peter Jackson shared its beautiful landscape with the world. A country with mountains and glaciers, glow worms and penguins as well as volcanoes. I only […]

Going cold Turkey

December 30, 2016

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On Christmas Eve morning I bolted upright in bed from a panic attack. My heart was racing fast and the bed sheets were damp from sweat. Today I was packing up my London flat once more and hitting the airport with no return date. There was a feeling of trepidation because as much as I […]

Pucon

January 23, 2016

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The bus pulled into Pucon around 7am. The whole town was asleep. I staggered through the deserted streets to find my hostel. First impressions of the town was it looked like a ski resort. Wooden chalets lined the road and in -between were bars, restaurants and adventure tour companies.         Posters in all of […]

Back to the city – Santiago part 2

January 20, 2016

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After leaving Juan Fernandez I flew back to Santiago to think where I was gonna head next, up or down the country. The father and son I met diving advised me if I was headed south to get to Pucon. The scenery was meant to be breath-taking. It’s a part of Chile known as the […]

Two legs are better than four

January 20, 2016

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 Hiking on the island can be done on two legs or on four. My first and last experience of horse riding was in 2007 in the foothills of the Andes in Buenos Aires with the most beautiful man I have ever clapped eyes on (my Argentinian guide) with a horse that had a temperament much […]

Robinson Crusoe Island

January 15, 2016

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        I am on a island in the Juan Fernandez archipelago. Words cannot begin to describe what I feel when I wake up being in this remote part of the world. The Pacific Ocean is outside my window, I am the only person staying in this lodge and there are two other tourists i’ve […]