Category: Travel Stories

Culture Nerd #2: What are Chilean ‘Onces’

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In Chile, you have Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. But there’s also Onces. What are Onces? Onces is a meal, or a snack, or something-in-between that consists usually of bread and cheese and ham, tea or coffee, jam and maybe something sweet like cakes. It is kind of an afternoon tea, but more savoury, and mostly […]

Hitchhiking In New Zealand: Is It safe?

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Hitchhiking benefits and views in New Zealand

The first time I ever hitchhiked was to get to work. I had landed a job waitressing in a local Vineyard on the incredible Waiheke Island, just off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. The walk there was almost an hour uphill, in humid air, for a 7am start. Everyone insisted that hitchhiking was the […]

Staying with Strangers: San Pedro de Atacama: Part 1

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Desert StreetView

I wanted to share one of the experiences I had back in 2013 that made me fall headfirst for Chile and Chilean people. This story is about one of the stupidest things I ever did while travelling alone. I was about six weeks into travelling South America, feeling cocksure and relaxed, when I began the […]