Last Saturday was Nowruz. It means “new day” in Persian and is celebrated at the northern spring equinox – March 21. It dates back over 3000 years, with its roots in the Zoroastrian faith – possibly the world’s oldest religion. And it’s a wonderful time to be in Iran.
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City in the Clouds – a year on
As I look back on images of La Paz, Uyuni and Bolivia from 12 months ago, I am so grateful I got the chance to explore a new continent, several new countries, and see a bit more of this big beautiful world. Just before it all went to shit.
A walk through the Red Centre
The Larapinta Trail was an unexpected delight. The only expectation I did have was that it would be a challenge, and it was. But looking back over the last 6 months, it was definitely THE highlight of my trip.
Moist and tasty Lamington – the Hiker’s recipe
O’Reilly’s, Lamington National Park, Queensland “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are […]
Dicing with the Death Road in Bolivia
Yungas Valley, La Paz, Bolivia 🇧🇴 The North Yungas Road was built in the 1930s by POWs from Paraguay to […]
Beaver dams, glaciation and struggles with Spanish
Laguna Esmeralda, Tierra del Fuego Returning from the National Park on Saturday and keen to get in another outdoor activity […]
The song I’m hearing is Feliz Navidad
El Chalten, Argentina Last night I sat in a beer garden sipping my “pinta de cerveza roja”, a red […]
Blue skies, blow outs, breathtaking views
Laguna de los tres, El Chalten, Argentina 🇦🇷 It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere. My Garmin says 14c. My shivering […]
And then there was me
El Calafate, Argentina Three days ago I left behind El Calafate, reliable WiFi, and a decent mobile signal. Images became […]
The Delightful Dolomites
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir Independence can […]