Many day-trippers venturing to the coast of Chile find themselves in Viña Del Mar. But the neighbouring seaside town of Valparaíso, or Valpo, offers a far more authentic cultural experience. What I found in these colourful hill tops the list of my favourite vacation destinations.
“Cariña” – The Tale of a Street Dog with Distemper
This is the heart-wrenching story of a gentle soul, Cariña - a Chilean street dog with a life-threatening disease and the difficult decisions we made about her life.
The Day I Lost My Phone
Losing a phone while travelling abroad is a very human mistake. Being upset and emotional is also very human. This is a story of losing my phone but finding some self love in return.
An Educational Visit
I took some time in Chile to learn the history of the country and consider what I can learn from the past.
Walk the streets
A written image of what might be seen in the big city of Santiago.
An overseas flight and sleep deprivation doesn't need to hurt your relationships if you remind yourself of what you're going through.
Walking With Platypus
I take a walk through the home of the platypus. I am not fortunate enough to see any duck-bills, but I observe so much more.
Remarkable Rocks, Remarkable Life
An inspiring landscape of growth after a bushfire shows me that life can recover after disaster.
A poem and photographic entry.
One cloudy spring day I grew bored of playing scrabble in the compact holiday home “Possums Watch”. The threat of rain wasn’t going to keep me cooped up any longer and I set a course on my pedally steed to the Independence Trail....