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Working holiday visa: de Canadá con amor

CHILE | Sat, 17 Mar 2018 | By nortina | Views [225] | Comments [7] | Video

A pocos días de celebrar veganamente las fiestas patrias del 2017, recibí una invitación del Departamento de Migraciones de Canadá para postular a una de sus tantas visas: la Working holiday. Yo ni me acordaba de que me habí... Read more >

Tags: canada, tuberculosis

Costa Rica - Zona Sur

COSTA RICA | Mon, 23 Apr 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [147] | Comments [6]

Yeah!! We are back in Costa Rica the holiday location that we always name as the best place we have ever visited. Lets hope it lives up to our very high expectations. We will be exploring for the next 4 weeks, mostly by hire car and sometimes by boat.... Read more >

El desenlace. Colombia: árboles, "motochorros" y más sorpresas

COLOMBIA | Sun, 4 Mar 2018 | By nortina | Views [203] | Comments [4]

Retomemos. Santa Marta. Pulga. Picaduras por doquier en las piernas. Verdaderos cototos. Picazón. Calor. Mucho calor. Humedad. A pesar de todo eso, no puedo ser malagradecida porque lo pasé bien allí. Creo que diosito me ... Read more >

Tags: colombia, motochorros, museos, parques.

Mi propia versión de "Dubliners"

IRELAND | Sat, 3 Mar 2018 | By nortina | Views [184] | Comments [4]

*Capítulo viajero escrito en el aeropuerto de Santiago, camino a Colombia, octubre de 2017. A veces me cuesta creer que viví en Irlanda, país de James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, U2 y The Cranberries. Que, de hecho, trabajé... Read more >

Tags: inglés, irlanda, visa estudiante

Costa Rica - Limon Province

COSTA RICA | Sun, 29 Apr 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [177] | Comments [4]

Tortuguero The village of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast is only accessible by boat, there are no roads or cars in the village. So we caught a boat at Pavona for a 1 hour ride down a calm river to the village. The village and national park are ... Read more >

Costa Rica - Zona Norte

COSTA RICA | Thu, 3 May 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [150] | Comments [4]

Selva Verde Stayed a couple of nights at Selva Verde Lodge which is located in a private wildlife reserve. The lodge is really lovely on the side of the river and constructed on stilts to withstand the wet season flooding. The main purpose of staying ... Read more >

Getting Ready for the Camino!

USA | Tue, 22 May 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [733] | Comments [3]

Hiking the mountain trails in Phoenix is the perfect way to prepare for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. This year we start in St Jean Pied de Port, France and will hike the entire 500 mile trek, God willing! We will finish in the Cathedral Square ... Read more >

So long, farewell...

USA | Tue, 1 May 2018 | By daralynn | Views [177] | Comments [3]

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night! And I’m off! After a weak of panic, I’m finally packed, at the airport, and ready to leave the States. Well, I guess I should clarify: I'm ready to leave the States now that I have consumed ... Read more >

Tags: departure, leaving, travel

Colombia, la parte triste de la historia aunque incompleta

COLOMBIA | Tue, 20 Feb 2018 | By nortina | Views [172] | Comments [3]

Mi viaje por Colombia fue una aventura de esas que parece n sacadas de una cámara indiscreta. Me pasó de todo. Zancudos, pulgas, ladrones/asalto, rayos X, inyección, tarjetas bancarias que no funcionaban, "beca" en Panamá... Read more >

Tags: caribe, cartagena, colombia

Day 4 We hiked from Pamplona to Puente de la reina

SPAIN | Wed, 30 May 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [153] | Comments [3]

The skies are dark again as we leave Pamplona--but it's in the 50s and that's warm enough when we're hiking uphill...only the first 9 miles are uphill today! You can see that we are walking through the clouds again today. This is a typical Camino marker.... Read more >


CHILE | Wed, 26 Dec 2018 | By nortina | Views [80] | Comments [3] | Video

Hace exactamente un año me diagnosticaron tuberculosis. Aquí ya conté la historia, por lo tanto no es necesario repetirla. Simplemente, a través de estas líneas quisiera decirles cuán significativa esta enfermedad ... Read more >

Tags: bacilo de koch, enfermedad, tuberculosis

Basque Region - Costa Vasca

SPAIN | Thu, 6 Sep 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [77] | Comments [3]

Spectacular scenery! My first impression of the Basque region! Mountains, forests, beaches and river valleys. Really lovely. Stayed first few nights in a beach side town of Mundaka. Did some fairly challenging walks in the hills with steep climbs. Walked ... Read more >

¡Larga vida al Blog! Vol. 2

CHILE | Wed, 21 Feb 2018 | By nortina | Views [215] | Comments [2]

  Queridos fans:  Deben saber que muchas cosas –buenas y malas- han sucedido en mi vida desde que escribí la primera parte de esta linda (?) historia (el 10.09.2017). Entre ellas: la postulación a una visa para vivir ... Read more >

Tags: américa, europa, viajes

Costa Rica - Guanacaste Pt 1

COSTA RICA | Fri, 11 May 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [167] | Comments [2]

Left the Zona Norte over the hills into North West area called Guanacaste. This is a totally different environment, it is dry, windy and hot. The grass is a bit scorched and there aren't any rain forests in the lowland area. This is also cattle ranch ... Read more >

Costa Rica - Penultimate destination

COSTA RICA | Fri, 11 May 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [144] | Comments [2]

Hola from Costa Rica, long time no blog. Sorry we didn't have any internet at the last accommodation so I couldn't upload the previous blogs. Its like waiting for a bus, you wait for ages and then two come along at once! So below are two blogs and two ... Read more >

Day 34 Santiago de Compostela - We've Arrived!

SPAIN | Tue, 3 Jul 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [117] | Comments [2]

So excited as we leave Amenal this morning on the last leg of our 500-mile hike from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino Frances, the Way of St. James. For a couple pilgrims who have hiked 33 days, we have an amazing ... Read more >

Here we go again....

RWANDA | Fri, 7 Sep 2018 | By mekikepilala | Views [99] | Comments [2]

Well it is all about to happen again - Rwanda, Tanzania and Malawi this time. THe Safari Sisters are together again on another adventure full of gorillas, tree lions, pink flamingoes and a wild african music festival... see you onthe other side. Sorry ... Read more >

Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, and...OH 3%@^

NORWAY | Tue, 11 Dec 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [90] | Comments [2]

For some reason I haven't been sleeping well at all on this journey. Late nights chasing the aurora and limited daylight mean I have to be out there as much as possible. You can't stay inside when the sun rises after 9 AM and sets at 2:30 PM. Yesterday ... Read more >

Tags: close calls, museums, vikings

Rioja & Navarra

SPAIN | Fri, 14 Sep 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [65] | Comments [2]

The very south of the Basque region includes some of the Rioja wine growing area. We left Izki and visited a small village to walk up Lapoblacion, a distinct hill overlooking the wine growing plains of Rioja. A short but tough climb up was rewarded with ... Read more >

Chao TBC. ¡Bienvenido Canadá!

CHILE | Mon, 8 Oct 2018 | By nortina | Views [60] | Comments [2]

   Hace exactamente un año me encontraba sacando fotos y escribiendo correos electrónicos desde Colombia, habiendo pasado antes por Panamá gracias al auspicio de Copa. Si me hubiesen dicho que llegaría de vuelta ... Read more >

Tags: canada, tuberculosis

A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 26 Mar 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [486] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy Chinese New Year)

MALAYSIA | Wed, 21 Feb 2018 | By rutttroy | Views [362] | Comments [1]

Helloooooo! It has been ages since I have updated my blog - sorry!  So much has happened and I will attempt to let you know my latest escapades without boring you too much!   So we all returned safely from Port Dickson after a fun ... Read more >

Tags: chinese new year, christmas, fun, holiday, malaysia, school, uk, vietnam, wedding

Fishing Villages in Lan Ha Bay

VIETNAM | Sat, 17 Feb 2018 | By mirlingabroad | Views [359] | Comments [1]

What is the most different type of lifestyle you can imagine? I'm guessing that many people reading this post have a home in a city, either go to school or to work from 9 to 5, and buy their food in a grocery store. I know that until January 2018, I ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, fishing village, ha long bay, kayaking, travel, vietnam

NZ Wilderness Misadventure

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 10 Oct 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [331] | Comments [1]

New Zealand is such a gorgeous place, and that's part of why it's my favourite country. I love tramping (hiking, to you folk from the rest of the world) and I've done many fabulous walks both in NZ and elsewhere. My favourite walk in all of NZ is the ... Read more >

If I had to summarise: Being Home

USA | Tue, 27 Feb 2018 | By misslynee | Views [238] | Comments [1]

Hey hi hello! First, happy belated new year to everyone. I hope so far, you've received all good things! As for me, I just returned to Sydney after being home with the family for one month and spent the next month in New Zealand (if you're reading this ... Read more >


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