I’m on a bus [well I was, over a week ago now..] from Bariloche in the Argentine lake district to El Chaltén in Patagonia’s deep south, via the legendary Ruta 40 that runs parallel to the Andean spine of the country. I told you it was legendary: From Villazon on the northern border right down … Continue reading The Lake District (not the Cumbrian one obviously..)
As promised (or did I? can't remember!), a less depressing angle on Buenos Aires, to balance the last post.. So, as well as seeing street tango, I did actually get to dance myself – which was a pretty big deal. I went out for tango purposes 3 times in the space of a week; not … Continue reading Buenos Aires parte dos!
Well this isn't a post about Japan, you eagle-eyed readers. It's barely a post about Argentina, quite frankly. It's a wiffly holding pattern while I get my shit together to create either of the aforementioned. Because I'm having some major solo traveller blues. And asking myself alot of why I am I travelling?...why am I writing this blog? and in … Continue reading Mi Buenos Aires Querido
..here, on this blog. Sorry about that. Must update the blog..must update the blog. My last entry (Tokyo) was written from Taipei - which took up about half the waking hours of the one day and night I spent there. These are the *delights* that I saw when I wasn't doing the blog: Oh yeah and … Continue reading It’s oh so quiet..
This morning I arrived in Taipei, for the first bit of my absurd, four legged journey back to the UK. Tomorrow night is Hong Kong and then Friday, on to Heathrow via Moscow. Taipei seems like a very cool place but I'm not planning anything much more ambitious than eating and sleeping here at the … Continue reading Under neon loneliness: Japan (part 1)
I spent 5 nights in Seoul, the first in a neighbourhood called Hongdae and the remainder south of the river with a Korean friend who very generously invited me to stay. It was in (well very close to...) an area you might just have heard of...so let's take a moment to remember.. (Incidentally the picture … Continue reading Gangnam Style?
*Are* there any other places?? I'm now three countries ahead of this blog: two weeks and a day ago, I went back to Bangkok for a weekend, before spending a few days in Seoul, and I'm now in Japan. And in two weeks minus a day, I'll be flying back to the UK...But despite speeding … Continue reading Back to Bangkok