When you dream and dream of one day traveling...you keep hoping that one day you just might take the plunge. Well, after 5 years of daydreaming, I finally made it my reality. I got the guts to travel 7 months alone and the rest of the time with my boyfriend. A year and a half later, my travels took me to most of south america, St. Paul island alaska, Malaysia, Borneo, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Germany.
"In twenty years from now your regrets will be more for the things you left to do than for the ones you did.
So forget about the limits.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Take advantage of the wind in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twight
January 12th 2013
3am and I wake up to the screaming sounds of a woman in distress, running down the stairs -¨Someone Help me. Help me please. Help me, please, Someone¨. All screaming sounds were in Spanish. -¨Daniella, What is wrong? Listen to me. Stop it¨. A deep voice came out of the throat of a man. -¨Leave me alone, Help me someone..Help Help¨ This struggle went on for minutes. The wooden floors told a story of struggle, heavy footstepsa, the girl asked to be let go, the man yelled at the girl asking her why she was doing what she was doing. Her frantic screams got louder and louder. -¨look into his suitcase. He stole last night, he went into the dorm rooms and stole peoples things. Someone check his bags. Please help me, Tell him to give ... read more
June 9th 2012
How did we end up here, of course the birding brought us here without really meaning to. The surrounding area did not have a caravan park for us to camp, at least we never inquired. The lonelyplanet and stephan/s guide book mentioned this place. So we payed, got our room and let's say, it was heck of a whirlwind experience. This place is old meets new. A style like no other and people like no other. ECCLECTIC, STrangely fascinating, intriguing, full of intellect, art, artists, punk, maybe my words won't do our experience here justice an my words can.t quit describe it. But lets say, there was a history club meeting in one room, the bar could have served their micorbrewery beer (but was defunct for the moment for repirations of the microbrewery), there were afrikaners ... read more
June 6th 2012
Safari a la rancherita way in SOUTH AFRICA: so far it's been great. Lots of driving, I even thought at some point that it was a mistake to be travelling via your own car. We weren.t meeting locals. Always just him and I on the rode, in our littele rented grey HYNDAI ATOS. I didn't know if the locals were nice, mean, what they sounded like or anything. I'm a people person and I wanted to know the local flavor. But soon, it was evident that we would be talking to everyone. WE had no campstove, no cutlery, no pots nor pans. Arriving at the first campspot in kruger, we made that evident and a bg burley blue eyed with no shoes spoke up,"you have no pots or pans, no worries, come over ro my campspot ... read more
November 4th 2009
The days, the months have surely flown by...as I grip the seat of my pantalones, memories flash and I´m left with a smile on my face. Not all is good, not all is bad..just simply living...with everday routines, to having days of excitement, to boring days, I still brush my teeth everyday like back home, I still eat my cookies, but maybe I do it all in a diff setting each time. My days are not always full of excitement...as you probably would think...and not always are my beds that comfortable...some are saggy beds, some are hard as a board, and the pillows, hmm, I guess i wont go there..lumpy, or too huge (the size of couch pillows) and sometimes just right. My mood swings go from left to right, like a pendulum...never in the ... read more
October 21st 2009
Um, hi mom and dad, dont freak out but I need to go by boat from Colombia to Panama : P need to get to costa rica... Hmm...so does anyone know how to go by boat from Colombia to Panama the ¨Cheap way¨, ie no sail boats please?? Any info would help. Pura Vida...... read more
October 13th 2009
So, I haven´t been updating this thing and I had forgotten about my visit to the Pantanal Brazil...so here goes a blurb on that. I had been on the road by myself for a while..meaning I had left behin Kat back in El Calafate Argentina...I went back to South Chile...got sick...got better...hung out with Piero and his family for a while....flew back up to Santiago CHile...visited Adrian´s Parents..then meanered my way from West ARgentina (Mendoza) all the way to Buenos Aires..where I ended up being suckered into staying for a month...After that month Kat and I decided to meet up again and travel together. From here we traveled together through Iguazu Falls, then headed into Brazil where because of bad weather we decided to only visit the west side of Brazil...here we visited Bonito for ... read more
October 11th 2009
I just read several posts on my sisters facebook and damn she is freaking hilarious...my seester, I wish I were freaking funny like you...you crack me up...I miss you. Here are more pictures from my galapagos visita....... read more
October 11th 2009
Well, the pants that I thought would hold up for a year of everyday usage finally succumbed to falling apart. About two days ago, I noticed my first whole...just near my crotch..great. Ill try to mend them , lets see if a lil stitching can hold them up for a lil while more. I´m here in Mindo, Ecuador, taking it easy while the birders head out looking for their lil precious creatures. The last two days, I have woken up at around 9ish, go grab breakfast and then come and plop my behind in front of the computer...hey, i´m on holiday...I need a lil break from the cute lil birdies. ´Hmm...it´s kinda of funny being with two bird nerds because MINDO, which is supposed to be prime spot for birding, has now turned into a ... read more
October 10th 2009
ok, so this didnt work last time...ill try once again..im telling you though, internet connection sucks around these parts... So I thionk it worked this time. Well, as an update the runms have finally cleared...yay me. I have been trying to take it easy but traveling with two avid birders is not an easy thing..I really don´t like waking up early and for birding one needs to wake up at insame hours like 4:30am...shish, I never even woke up that early for work! But hey, I guess all in the name of seeing cool places and cool birds, why the heck not? Hmm..other tahn birding...we´ve been traveling off the beaten track here in Ecuador...the crappiest place we stayed in was in an obscure ¨hostal¨ in VIOLADID...close to the border of Peru...we arrived late to the small ... read more
October 8th 2009
Lets see if this internet connection is fast to upload some of my pictures. Keeping fingers crossed....... read more