Author: Recovering Hippie

December 4, 2016 Recovering Hippie 20 comments

My Heart, and Valparaíso. I L-O-V-E this place! When I was planning my trip Valparaíso, I had thought that I could write a post that compared it to my visit to Pichilemu … but as it turns out the two places could not be more different. The two places are on the coast, both have…

November 26, 2016 Recovering Hippie No comments exist

What Makes a Good Travel Buddy?You will never really know someone until you have travelled with them, and you will never really know if you can survive on the road together until you have been there and done it. You might have a fairly good idea of people you would definitely NOT want to travel…

November 21, 2016 Recovering Hippie 21 comments

Chilean Vineyard vs Chilean Wine.It turns out that working on a Chilean vineyard is not as much fun as drinking Chilean wine, or drinking anything else for that matter. Picture this if you will; a handful of Latino maidens with tousled hair, skirts hitched to the knee, dancing barefoot in a basket of freshly picked…

November 14, 2016 Recovering Hippie 14 comments

What Is On Your Bucket List? (If you have one)I understand the sentiment behind writing a bucket list, but I have never really thought of myself as having one. A list of things to do or places to see, before one kicks the proverbial bucket just doesn’t appeal to me. Of course, I do have…

October 30, 2016 Recovering Hippie 26 comments

Top 5 ways to meet people as a solo traveller. I have been on my own travelling in South America for almost 4 months now and I have never been happier. When I speak to people at home and have given them an update on the weather, the food and the price of everything, the…

October 20, 2016 Recovering Hippie 18 comments

Street Art and Unpronounceable Parks. São Paulo, Part 2. My lasting memories of São Paulo will be the street art, Ibirapuera Park, and the gorgeous family I Couchsurfed with for my final week in Brazil. On my first night in the city I had asked the guys at my hostel if I had just one…

October 12, 2016 Recovering Hippie No comments exist

Skipping School & Singing Circles. São Paulo, Part 1. The Workaway with Source Temple was always going to be a tough act to follow. I traveled into São Paulo city and arrange to stay with a couple in the Ana Rosa part of town; I would be teaching the husband English in return for my…

October 3, 2016 Recovering Hippie 3 comments

There is Another Way of Looking at the World. A Month in the Mountains. Source Temple: my first Workaway experience. There have been a couple of times over the past month that I have noticed the direction that my thoughts were heading and have considered changing the name of this blog from Recovering Hippie to…

September 17, 2016 Recovering Hippie 4 comments

Paraty, Brazil. Three days in Paraty wasn’t nearly enough, but it is certainly worth a mention here on this blog. An early start, an Uber, a five-hour bus ride, and then a local taxi, and I arrive in Paraty shortly after lunch. As a recovering hippie, the old colonial town of Paraty really did appeal…

September 10, 2016 Recovering Hippie No comments exist

Goodbye Rio! Thanks for the memories! The decision to leave Rio felt like it was made for me. It was like I woke up one morning and suddenly I was able to read Japanese fluently. Like a blow to the head, once the stars have cleared, having the realisation that this is what is happening…