After spending winter at the bottom of Chile, I never really considered that I’d be able to do a microadventure during my year there. There was no chance of it happening while I was teaching during winter, as I didn’t have any of my outdoor gear and it was a bleak place to be trying … More Microadventure #4: Laguna Sofia
Spring is trying to creep in to the most southern city in the world, so it was time to start exploring more, starting with a weekend trip. I hopped over the Strait of Magallanes to go see some king penguins, and spend some time with a Chilean family in the town of Porvenir. There is … More Porvenir & Penguins
This is the second post about my winter break holiday at the end of July where I flew up to Puerto Montt for 2 weeks of exploring the region and to visit a friend’s family on the island of Chiloé. Part 1 is about my time in Puerto Varas. During my winter break I managed … More Winter Break #2: Petrohué National Park
I was excited to finally be able to write about travels on my blog instead of just life in Punta Arenas, but I ended up writing far too much! I didn’t want to forget the small things, so I wrote about pretty much everything. I’ll be breaking up my 2-week winter break in to multiple … More Winter Break #1: Puerto Varas
The latest season of Game of Thrones has ended , and it looks like winter really is coming to Punta Arenas now. A few weeks ago I thought I saw snow… that was only the pathetic stuff we get at home on a good day. A bit of snow and slush on my walk back … More Winter is Coming
Some have a romantic idea of sleeping out on the beach, or it’s associated with crazy parties that go on long in to the night. My latest microadventure saw me and some old friends chatting on a sand dune sipping cider before snuggling up to the sound of the ocean waves. A short drive out … More Microadventure #3: A Sandy Mess
I’ve been going on holidays to Cumbria since as far back as I can remember, but the week I spent there in March was quite different and absolutely wonderful. I’ve got family up in Cumbria so visits over Christmas, Easter and summer were quite common while I was growing up. Despite family ties near the … More The Lake District in March
Am y tro cyntaf erioed ges i Nadolig hyfryd gyda’r haul yn goleuni trwy’r dydd, ac o’n i’n rhy gynnes yr y hoodi!! I fi hyn oedd y Dolig cyntaf i ffwrdd o fy nheulu ond er gwaetha hynny ges i ddiwrnod da dwi’n siwr o gofio am flynyddoed i ddod. Dros nos naeth Sion … More Nadolig Llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda!