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Prices in Bolivia Part One

Prices in Bolivia Part One

Superlative Bolivia – highest city, highest capital city, poorest South American Nation was a shock after organised Argentina. Suddenly there were no concrete roads, and everywhere old women were waddling…

Prices in Argentina Part Three

Prices in Argentina Part Three

The closer we got to the Bolivian border the more mountainous and beautiful the terrain became; and also the higher the proportion of indigenous people we encountered. This was a…

Prices in Argentina Part Two

Prices in Argentina Part Two

These are the daily expenditure lists from 4th June to 13th June. The biggest expense, a roof over our heads and a bed has fallen since leaving the bigger cities…

Prices in Argentina Part One

Prices in Argentina Part One

This post and the following ones chart our journey in South America in 2009. We started in Argentina, travelled up the West coast to Colombia, then across to Venezuela, down…

Life is a Beach Part Two

Life is a Beach Part Two

Perhaps the first ever hippy was Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862). Just like a hippy he liked hanging out in nature, not working and bitching about the government. And…

Life is a Beach Part One

Life is a Beach Part One

It never ceases to amaze and depress me that people constantly say, “It’s not the real world, is it?” The supposed ‘real world’ must always be a grim urban environment…

The Convenient Truth About Japan

The Convenient Truth About Japan

As Ted most famously said to Bill, “Strange things are afoot at the circle K.” And indeed it’s not just the Circle K but also 7-11, Lawson, Minimart and the…

I Fought the Law and Won

I Fought the Law and Won

The French author Jose-Alain Fralon described the English as “our most dear enemies”. My suspicion is that this fond animosity is reciprocated by the average thinking Anglo. In an age…

European Tour – The Finale

European Tour – The Finale

The white man invented classical music to mirror his hopes for the universe – he wanted order, regularity, predictability, and a touch of the sublime if possible. It was a…

European Tour Part Three

European Tour Part Three

War movies often dredge up the tired old cliché of a generational debt of gratitude. It is the notion that the heroism and extraordinary sacrifice of an earlier generation has…