As the title suggests, this is simply a collection of various notes we made on the road. These may be in the form of a diary written at the time or perhaps the transcription of a recorded conversation with locals. As they are notes, these posts are a less polished form of storytelling, a rawer, more immediate, and experimental approach to travel writing, which hopefully offers readers a different way to interact with the travel experiences recounted.
The following is an adaptation of a diary I wrote during the four days I spent travelling around the Guajira Peninsula, the northernmost part of South America, with a friend. Sam was feeling ill and not up to coming so I wrote the diary for him, as a way of sharing my experience. Day … Continue reading With Love and Light: a Diary from the Desert
PART ONE: LITTLE CORN ISLAND, NICARAGUA Week One At Managua airport, we hugged goodbye to mum and dad and watched them go through immigration until they were out of sight. Then we left the swanky, glassy international terminal and walked next door to the small, shabby building which served as the terminal for national flights. … Continue reading Diary of a Divemaster-in-Training