The boatman reached into the Pacific Ocean and scooped out two bedraggled vultures, laying them on the huge pile of rucksacks. Now this tiny narrow rowing boat not only had 10 sweaty backpackers but two enormous soggy birds of prey, making their way from Nicaragua to El Salvador. This border crossing was pretty surreal.

Poor Melbourne, I placed so many expectations on this one city as I had hoped to make it my home one day. Sure, Melbourne delivered and as far as modern cities go it’s pretty fantastic. Trouble is, I’ve changed. So many questions whirling around my head now about what I want from this life., Read More