August 1, 2017

Centuries before me, white men had raided the Spanish continent, stealing gold and leaving sexually transmitted diseases. Was there a historical irony then to my time in South America, some sort of inverse experience as I burnt through my savings and jumped between pat...

May 22, 2017

Surrounded by the towering snow-capped Andean mountains, Santiago boasts a rich cultural heritage that fuels its emergence as a must-see destination of the vibrant South American landscape. Dotted with lush parks and winding side streets, this sprawling city retains an...

October 28, 2016

As my time in Colombia was ending I found myself in the bustling capital city of Bogota. This high-altitude metropolis swarms with life from the colonial squares to the back-alley bars framed with some of the finest street art you’ll ever see. I’d been told to expect a...

September 8, 2016

I sat through year 10 English, so I’m pretty damn good at finding the hidden meaning in a film. X-Men is all about civil rights and social equality, District 9 teaches us a lesson on the Apartheid horrors of forced segregation while Finding Nemo is obviously a piece of...

September 7, 2016

Read Part One here...

You know those cliché ‘life flashes before your eyes’ moments? This was one of them. I’ve seen enough episodes of Banged Up Abroad to know what happens to dumb tourists overseas, and sure I wasn’t smuggling a kilo of coke up my ass but my terror wa...

September 6, 2016

Medellin. Colombia. A living city under the shadow of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. Long gone but not forgotten, Escobar’s ‘Medellin Cartel’ made this city the most violent in the world during the halcyon days of Cocaine cowboys up until his death in ’93. But t...

June 13, 2016

She was in her early thirties, she wore the fuck out of a leather jacket like it was an Olympic event and she was covered in tattoos with double sleeves stretching right down to her inked up knuckles, in short, she was right up my alley. Even better,geographically she...

May 13, 2016

Canada, it conjures up images of breathtaking snow-capped mountains, overly friendly people in plaid and lumberjacks as far as the eye can see. Hidden among the famous cities of the great white North though, sits Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia and the site of my next...

May 12, 2016

It’s a fairly common question. Whether it’s asked in a beer garden by a mate, a prospective employer at an interview or at gun point by a madman (probably the least likely scenario but we’re talking dinner parties with dead celebrities so should we really set boundarie...

April 17, 2016

Now I’m no scientist, in fact my Bachelor of Arts puts me closer on the spectrum to basket weaver than lab coat wearer, and that means I’ll likely never probe the question “what does pornography do to the modern man?” in any scientific way.

 

 

 

Thankfully though I have s...

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