How To Beat Reverse Culture Shock

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is an hour (50km) by ferry from downtown Buenos Aires. This makes it a great day trip destination for Argentinians and for weary travellers to spend a long weekend. I realised I was in need of a break after walking around Buenos Aires, and feeling slightly teary about everything. So much … Continue reading How To Beat Reverse Culture Shock

Hydra

Hydra is one of the closer Greek islands to Athens, only 2 hours travel time via ferry (FlyingCat6) from Piraeus port, so it is a common destination for Athenians on weekends. I arrived today thinking I would just find a room off the boat, only to discover there is an actuary conference being held on … Continue reading Hydra

Milos

On Friday I rose at the now completely familiar hour of 4:45am, got my stuff together as quietly as I could and left my Athens accommodation under the lightening sky. I walked through Plaka’s quiet stone laneways, scented with Night-flowers and freshly baking breads down to Monastrika station. My first destination of the day was … Continue reading Milos

Marlborough Sounds weekend

As I walked up the track, I thought, hold on, which way was I meant to be heading? I turned to look at the boat that had dropped me at the jetty, but it was now on it’s way to the headland and would be picking me up 10kms further on at another cove. Oh … Continue reading Marlborough Sounds weekend