Indiana June is the main character in a real-life Pick-A-Path Adventure story. She is cycling the globe and letting people vote to decide what she does next. Her fate is in your hands so get voting to choose how the story unfolds. Read more…

Archive for tag: South America

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Wishing you a Berry Christmas

I didn't realise it as a kid, but Christmas in New Zealand really is a schizophrenic experience.  On one hand you have sun-filled days spent at the beach, you eat bbqs + salads and you're tucke... read more.


Sunday 03 June 2012

A fabulous fortnight in Buenos Aires

Sitting on the balcony of my Buenos Aires apartment I am reflecting on the past fortnight and embracing the last bit of hug left in the waning winter sun. These little quiet moments have ... read more.


Sunday 20 May 2012

Who's the Argentinian New Girl? It's Indy

I love living in Buenos Aires but sometimes I need a break from the madness of a place that feels like Spain - but with half the rules and twice the graffiti. When I have one of these over... read more.


Wednesday 09 May 2012

Buenos Aires: Oh oh, who hit the SHUTDOWN button?

When I wake up I'm looking into Nick's eyes. Something is definitely wrong, I didn't go to sleep opposite this man and now he is looking at me with that oh too familiar frame of face. Part ... read more.


Wednesday 21 March 2012

Chocolate cycle: From bean to bar to blog

Where does chocolate come from? Does it grow on trees complete with a metallic wrapper to protect it? My chocolate education started on the streets of Ecuador, when I almost ran over two peo... read more.


Wednesday 07 March 2012

Galapagos Part 3: To Floreana Island

On San Cristobal Island they hand-harvest and export 200 tonnes of coffee every year but everyone drinks the 'Colombian' stuff... instant Nescafe! It's a crying shame for those of us who lo... read more.


Tuesday 06 March 2012

Galapagos Part 2: San Cristobal

Sea lions litter the esplanade of San Cristobal. Like drunken louts they lie passed out in awkward positions wherever they fall on the boardwalk and beachfront each evening. I kept c... read more.


Thursday 01 March 2012

Going bananas for peanuts in Cuenca

Before this trip I was a BIG fan of bananas but after two weeks of eating them sweet, savoury, for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner and as a snack, I've hit my limit. Plus, we've had the monot... read more.


Monday 27 February 2012

Flat road, long days & fairytale romance

---------------------------------------- MONTANITA TO BELLENITA Distance cycled: 55km After having a night on my own in Montanita I cycled further down the coast of Ecuador to the beau... read more.


Friday 24 February 2012

Montanita: Tantrums in the surf

Check out my little $10 a night bungalow below in Puerto Lopez. I sat, singing, swinging and typing in my aqua blue hammock chair, the palm frond roof shielding me from unbearable heat which w... read more.


Sunday 19 February 2012

Day 5-7: Chilling out and Carnaval

DAY 5: Camarones to Esmeraldas Distance cycled: 15km The quick pace of our cycle tour means we're on the road at 7.30am each morning and normally don't arrive at our destination until af... read more.


Saturday 04 February 2012

Horse 'n Cart-agena (Colombia)

The adventure continues in Cartagena, Colombia as Indy is voted to take a horse and carriage ride around the walled city with her friends Becky, Adam, Brenda and a horse called Pepe. Click... read more.


Monday 30 January 2012

Lost City video: 5 days squeezed into 4 minutes

This video documents a 5 day trek in the Colombian Jungle to find the Mayan Lost City of Ciudad Perdida. River crossings, hill climbs, medical dramas and ancient civilisations... it's more... read more.


Wednesday 18 January 2012

It's the people that make the places

I received a comment yesterday, from Kate Lord, a fellow cycle nut who while cycling from Istanbul to Norway broke her leg in three places doing an (unsuccessful) sky dive. Sadly her trip was... read more.


Friday 06 January 2012

Road rules to (hopefully) live by in Argentina

This morning I saddled up, ready to cycle to San Antonio De Areco in search of my inner gaucho (cowgirl). Rather than risking my life on the shoulder of the national highway with a peleton of ... read more.


Tuesday 03 January 2012

3 things I learned on 2 wheels in 2011

Riding a bicycle for hours on end does weird things to your brain. On a good day you find yourself slipping into an almost meditative state where your head is clear and life seems gloriously ... read more.


Tuesday 27 December 2011

The spectacular Teatro Colon and stringy gooey cheesey heaven

"In the early part of the last century the vast quantities of meat and grain that Argentina exported to the world made it a country of colossal wealth. Completed in 1908 and occupying an enti... read more.


Saturday 24 December 2011

Polo day: Hockey on horseback & delicioso Argentine Asado.

One of the most common questions I'm asked when I meet someone here is: De donde es? (Where are you from?) To which I reply: Soy de Nueva Zelandia and normally their face lights up and the ne... read more.


Friday 23 December 2011

Buenos Aires: Witness to a hit and dash

In Buenos Aires, not speaking Spanish or knowing the customs makes the most trivial chore quite complex and time consuming, often requiring multiple attempts for success. I've been here two w... read more.


Thursday 22 December 2011

Eat Plants. Make Friends. Be Merry.

Asado, Parilla, Empanada, Carne, Pollo, Milanesa … Two weeks in Buenos Aires has extended my Spanish vocabulary but most of the words I've learned seem to describe meat! There's an abundance ... read more.


Wednesday 21 December 2011

Indiana June needs a helping hoof this Christmas

Over the past four months the Indiana June pick-a-path adventure has seen me cycle more than 3000km over three continents, doing everything from inseminating sows on a pig farm in Limerick... read more.


Sunday 18 December 2011

Finding the fun in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is like an onion with layer upon layer of fun things to do - you just need to know how to peel it. Here are four things I recommend giving a go... ---------------------------... read more.


Wednesday 14 December 2011

Spanish lessons: Before I walk I must crawl like a bebe

Día uno: Tongue gymanstics and alpha-beta-whata? I arrive at Road2Argentina in Recoleta at 4.30pm for my first language lesson with Interspanish. The plan is to do a two week, two hour ... read more.


Sunday 11 December 2011

Plaza de Mayo: Banging drums and swearing in a president

Argentinians sure like to bang a drum and I got to see a whole lot of it today when Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was sworn in as president for a second term. (She's the first female p... read more.


Saturday 10 December 2011

Buenos Aires: Facing my fears = plenty of tears

Considering how much I've travelled, I thought arriving in a new country like Argentina wouldn't be scary at all - how wrong I was. The best way to describe how It feels to be plonked in the m... read more.