Exploring life's passions

Month: April 2015

Help! A day without internet!

We’re so used to having access to an unlimited amount of resources on the web, and having contact with family, friends and our colleagues wherever we go and whenever we like.

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A life without pets

This life of working while travelling meant that I could not have another dog, even if I wanted to. This was a big consideration for me. I really had to think hard about whether I wanted this life or another dog.

From Paris to Switzerland: meditations on globalisation and diversity

Because surely, there is no other place like Montevideo.

Are you ready for Argentina?

Are there criteria you should consider before going to a particular country? I don’t mean war zones, I mean regular places, like, Argentina, for example. How can you tell if you’re ready for a country or not?

To dare is to lose one’s footing. Not to dare is to lose oneself.

Making a choice and acting upon it is to take a risk. The philosopher Kierkegaard puts it: “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” And so it is, at least for me.

The man who shook Mao’s hand

We have an ambition to visit all the mummified remains of former communist dictators. Recently, we met a very special man who met many of them when they were still in power.

Easter weekend in Yambata

Easter weekend we finally got to visit Yambata, the village where Abad was born and grew up.

Leaving soon

Our first post on our travelling adventure and we have to announce that we won’t be staying. We came to Bolivia for four months. After just seven weeks we’ll be leaving … but where next?