For years I’ve said that my craziest ideas have been some of my best ideas. Studying for a semester in Peterborough, Canada when I was sixteen; moving to Brisbane, Australia before my eighteenth birthday to study journalism… and then transferring to creative writing after only two semesters; moving to Sri Lanka on a whim and… Continue reading My Nomadic Life: A Crazy Idea
Part of the Tinharé Archipelago in the south of the state of Bahia in northeastern Brasil, the island of Boipeba easily became one of my favourite places in the country.
Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City founded by the Portuguese in 1565 in Brazil's southern Atlantic coast, offers residents and visitors an eclectic mix of natural and urban environments, cultural events, historical architecture, and of course, samba.
As I sit here, looking out of my second-story window in Santa Marta, Colombia, I think about how it's already March and it's a bit late to be recapping the last year of My Nomadic Life in Brazil. But if you've followed my blog longer than a month, you know this is normal behaviour and… Continue reading Best of 2016 Travels / Lo Mejor de Viajes en 2016
Carnaval in Barranquilla is over-saturated in the most beautiful way, as it's made up of hot sunshine, a cloudless blue dome above, loud costumes, pounding music, and a fascinating array of characters stemming from folkloric stories, traditional dances, popular culture, and the complex history of the region. I was only there for one day this… Continue reading Carnaval de Barranquilla 2017
Guatapé is a small town in Antioquia just 80 km east of Medellín known for the 220 metre tall monolith that stands next to one of Colombia's largest dams.
I spent five glorious weeks in Pipa, a small surf town south of Natal, in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.
Maragogi is a municipality in the Alagoas state located about 125 km north of the capital, Maceió, in Brazil's northeastern Atlantic coast.
Olinda is a small municipality in the state of Pernambuco, just 6 km north of the state capital, Recife.
Recife, capital city of the state of Pernambuco, is made up of three islands joined by both historic and modern bridges; the entire city has an eclectic mix of the old and the new Brazil. Founded by the Portuguese in 1537, the streets of Old Recife are lined by colourful colonial buildings leading travellers to… Continue reading Recife, Pernambuco