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Epilogue

WELL that’s a wrap folks. FearInEnglish is no more, for the time being anyway. A travel blog kinda ceases to exist if you’re not traveling. To say the past nine and a half months have been epic is an understatement, and I’ve tried to channel some of this stoke through this little blog. If my posts have inspired you a tiny bit to drop everything and go on a trip somewhere or even if they’ve simply given you five minutes respite at your desk at work in between filing papers and sifting through interoffice memos, then I’m happy. I’ll keep it brief because I’m a little ball of excitement right now. I’m home on my bed (still the comfiest I’ve encountered in the whole world) my dog is playing with her ball in the other room and I’ve just written a giant list of all the shit I wanna get done this week (first up is getting a phone and number, as well as a car). The keys on my trusty travel laptop have all but given up (I’m having to copy and paste the letter p, zero, the right bracket key, and the apostrophe) so now seems as good a time as any to bow out of the blog game. But never fear my humble fans (all four of you) – I’m going to keep writing, I’m just not sure what yet (maybe a South Oz-themed bodyboarding blog?). If you subscribe to this site on the right of the page you’ll receive an email when or if I get around to doing something new. Until next time…

P.S. I’d like to thank Jetstar for leaving my bag in Melbourne and leaving me without my possessions today. I travel the world (much of it the third world) for a couple of years with no troubles, but the talented individuals at Jetstar can’t manage to get a bag on a plane to a destination an hour away. Good job fellas.

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Iquique, Day #457

Yep, that's a porcupine. It's the pet of a guy who was staying at our hostel. He's travelling around the place carrying it in a cardboard box. He also smokes a lotta weed.

IT’S groundhog day here again in the Chilean desert. I woke up had a good surf and now I’m chilling on the balcony eating and watching the waves. I’ve been here more than two weeks now and I’ve been surfing myself silly, reading a lot and just generally chilling out with crew at the hostel. Today in the water there were seven of us – an Australian, American, Uruguyan, Chilean, Argentinian, Brazilian, and a Frenchman. I thought that was pretty cool. Basically it’s been super fun and relaxing but for writing blog posts it’s not so good. There’s damn near nothing to update you about. So today I thought I’d just lay out a few of the things that piqued my interest in cyberspace this week. If you get something out of these sites then I’m happy. I’ll have something interesting to report on my own travels soon I promise. Continue reading

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The hangover

We're pretty close.

THIS picture excites me. Not in a gay way (for the most part) but because it perfectly captures – albeit in a heaps weird way – why I love traveling. Four of us on a beach, miles from civilisation in rural Chile, in between surfs (we had three that day), with nothing to do except eat tomato sauce and avocado sandwiches and take stupid photos on the beach. No responsibilities, no place to be, just laughing and frothing out on the waves so we can get worn out and sleep, only to do the same thing again tomorrow. Buuuut it all has to end sometime… Continue reading

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Take two

I hate writing intros to things, always have. Whether it be the first line of a news story, the opening paragraph of an essay or simply trying to produce a witty response to a text message I’m not fond of ye olde first impressions. So I’ll keep it brief and succinct. I’m going to South America soon and this be my blog. I dipped my toes in the blogging game last time I went away but could only manage a few meagre posts before my laziness got the better of me (you can read some of these posts, and find the origins of the blog’s name here). This time will be different. With my trail following the fertile writing ground that is South America and a few ideas in the pipeline including interviews with some people much cooler than me, how could it not be? So there you have it. Three more weeks until I’m off on a big ol’ jet plane to find some more of this:

and this:

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