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Colourful Valparaiso

Sunday, Valparaiso city centre, 2 hours north of Santiago.
I have just taken a creaking and groaning rickety wooden funicular up one of Valparaiso’s steep hills – saving myself from climbing literally hundreds of concrete stairs to the top.
My plan is to wander through the neighbourhood at the top, crossing into the next neighbourhood to take another funicular back down to the city centre below. As I make my way up the street a jeep screeches to a halt next to me Read more

The Angels of Silence

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is a standard method of monitoring downtown areas and tourist attractions across most, if not all, major cities around the world. It may however be surprising to know that Oaxaca runs a CCTV program that draws officials from different cities around the world in order to learn more. The difference? People monitoring CCTV footage in Oaxaca can’t hear or speak. Read more

San Sebastian

San Sebastián (Spanish) or Donostia (Basque) lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, 20 km (12 miles) from the French border, and an hour and a half travel time from Bilbao via bus.
The city is well-known for its Basque food and art culture; holding numerous food festivals and an annual international film festival which brings scores of celebrities from all over Europe to the city (in fact Hugh Jackman was here for the film festival last week). It has fantastic city beaches with a complementary temperate climate, and as such, San Sebastián is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. Read more

Mt Vic

Mt Victoria, or Mt Vic, as it is known to the locals, is a hill on the east side of Wellington, and at 196m, provides one of the best views of the city and surrounds.
Today was such a fantastic day to be outside; sunny and windless and perfect for a walk, so I thought I would head up Mt Vic and see for myself.
I walked the curving streets around the harbour from Thorndon across town, up the steeply slope of Majoribanks Street (named after a wealthy Brit who helped establish European settlement in NZ, and who never set foot in Wellington), and then continued up the stairs at top of the street to the Town Belt. Read more

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My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated