Panthers in the Pantanal

28 – 31 May 2014 To cut a long story short, I wasn’t lucky enough to see any. But I did see a bunch of other cool animals, which still made the trip to the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil totally worth it. So, I said my goodbyes to Tracy, Daniel and everyone else, and headed... Continue Reading →

Mellow Miranda and not-Beautiful Bonito

14 - 27 May 2014 Owing to the vast distances between states in Brazil, I was on the bus a good long time before I alighted in Campo Grande, capital of Mato Grosso do Sul. However, that was not my final destination, and a few hours after I alighted, I jumped aboard a different bus... Continue Reading →


I wrote this almost two years ago, when I returned from my year abroad in South America. The sentiment has not changed; indeed, it may well have grown stronger. ---- I sit in the living room of my sister's house. It's half past six and everything around me is slowly being illuminated by the pale... Continue Reading →

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