The Wandering Dropout

After trying really hard to find something useful to be good at, it looks like my calling in life is to travel and eat


May 2016

TEFL in Colombia: Expectations vs Reality

Picture teaching English in a public high school in Colombia. What do you imagine?

A tough, tiring and difficult morning’s work, for sure. But then?

Afternoons spent lying on Caribbean beaches..? Walks to school down remote Amazonian footpaths..? Cramming in some lesson planning before a night of passion-filled salsa..? Continue reading “TEFL in Colombia: Expectations vs Reality”


Karangahake Gorge: mines, railways and tunnels galore

Oh Karangahake, you’re bloody gorge-ous! 

Just at the bottom of the Coromandel peninsula by the wee town of Waihi – and excitingly near home of Lemon and Paeroa – lies one of my favourite discoveries of my entire North Island road trip: the incredible Karangahake Gorge. Continue reading “Karangahake Gorge: mines, railways and tunnels galore”

The Tree Takeover: Angkor Wat

Turning 26

I turned 26 a couple of weeks ago so I reckon I can no longer even remotely plausibly call myself “early 20’s” anymore. Boo.

It feels like a much bigger change than the previous couple of birthdays did. Maybe because I’m in a headspace where I’m thinking about change more, and about growing up, and also because I’m a bit bored and on Facebook more than normal, so I start comparing myself to people around me. Continue reading “Turning 26”

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