Podcast Special Episode #007½: “It’s Grim Up North”

Welcome to Episode 7½ of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This is a bit of a special edition of an episode, possibly the first of many, as I seek to fill in gaps in my schedule plan caused by procrastination and administration. This time I’m pretending to …

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Podcast #006: The Great Outdoors

Welcome to Episode 6 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. This time I’m talking about “The Great Outdoors”, about how it feels to leave your house, get outside, and be lost in nature. It’s a concept that’s always felt important to me; the openness, the beauty of …

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Day 10 : Salida

Monday 26 May 2014 On the way up to La Serena a few days ago, I mused on what it would be like to take a travel companion and two motorbikes, and just ride the full length of the Pan-American Highway (probably North to South, no idea why). It would …

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Day 07 : On the Beach

Friday 23 May 2014 La Serena is quite a pretty little town; ‘little’ being the operative word. Having spent my entire trip so far in capital cities, it does feel like quite a small and ‘intimate’ place. It also feels quite affluent – I’ve certainly not found any of the …

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Day 06 : … and that’s why I decided not to go through Atacama!

Thursday 22 May 2014 You’d have thought the Pan-American highway would be something spectacular- a vast motorway stretching off into the distance. In fact, it’s nothing more than a dodgy dual-carriageway with bus stops on it. There are also some ‘service areas’ that consist of a ‘pit lane’ where people …

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