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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

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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”

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La Ciudad Perdida: Finding The Lost City

I’ve always been a bit of an Indiana Jones fan, so when I heard about a ‘lost city’ in Colombia that was still actually fairly lost – think a long dusty multi-day trek rather than huge tour buses arriving at the gates – I was determined to go. Continue reading “La Ciudad Perdida: Finding The Lost City”

Highlights of Northern Peru: Discovering Kuelap

Machu Picchu is great. No really – I absolutely loved it. But there are a lot of other ruins in Peru, and lots of them are just as exciting to explore and discover as the famous MP. If you find yourself in Northern Peru – somewhere near the delightfully-named Chachapoyas would be really convenient – then I would definitely recommend a trip to the fortress of Kuelap, which dates back to the 6th century.

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