Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

This is my personal blog and a space that I try to make sense of my wandering life. Depending on the day it could be a helpful resource for the country I'm in, or a self-help guide. We'll just have to see ;)

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Learning to live, and how I ended up in Costa Rica

Here we go again. Even though I’ve been here for over a month already, I thought it might be time to give a proper update. For those of you who … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I’ve learned t…

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dear Juanes, Mi corazon…Es Por Ti

Might as well admit that I’m slowly falling into the Juanes fan club trap. I’ll also admit that Enrique is not completely excluded either – he’s got some good stuff. … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Soneto XVII

Pablo Neruda was one of the main reasons I wanted to learn spanish. He was a determining factor in deciding to study in Chile. His homes and birthplace are still … Continue reading

June 4, 2010 · Leave a comment


Goodbye Yvette, I know you knew how much you were loved.You were the glue, and the light of so many peoples lives. You were not a victim of cancer, you … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · Leave a comment


– drinking a Brahmes in a garage-turned-dico Easter night in Bariloche with Joe from England – Standing under the falls at Iguazu, screaming at the top of lungs only to … Continue reading

June 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

A letter to my Aunt

Dear Yvette, I know we have lived, loved, laughed, and talked enough so that you know how much I love and miss you. I don’t know if you know how … Continue reading

May 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Well said little book….well said

So I found this very well-said quote in a friends eyewitness travel book, Top 10 Buenos Aires. Portenos (locals) pay little heed to political correctness. Young and old swear with … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Better than milenesa

As I write this my fingertips are still smeared with the grease from the “patacones” and “bolones de queso” that Andrea (AKA: Ecuadorian candy, ethnic food chef, best roomie ever..) … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pilar…Learning from the Pro

Me learning barrels, and Val showing me how it’s done…bridle-less!

May 27, 2010 · Leave a comment