Hiatus / Adiós, hasta luego


I’m writing this from a motel room in Banff, Canada.

Roughly three weeks ago I quit my job. Over the next six months I will be travelling through Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

And so this blog will come to an end. Or maybe not. Certainly an indefinite hiatus. Ideally I’d like to update when I can over the coming months, but more than that I’d like to keep writing several projects as I travel – short stories, longer pieces, as well as general impressions and observations along the way. It’s going to be hard enough for me to devote time to that.

I’d like to thank those who have regularly read my posts on here, especially those who have taken the time out to give feedback, positive and negative. And perhaps some of you will still be around if/when I do come back.

All the best,


  1. Bon voyage! There’s a quote about traveling that goes something like, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a single page”. There are very few places I don’t want to visit. I hope to add a few of the places you listed to my passport book eventually. It’s wonderful that you’re going to see all those places. May you have a safe trip and the adventure of a lifetime.

  2. jamesworrad said:

    Good luck and happy journeying!

  3. Have a great – and inspiring – trip, Nick. I’m sure you’ll find plenty to write about!

  4. Hi Nick. Like you, I expatriated about sixteen years ago. It was tough and occasionally humiliating (when I was excluded for no good reason from activities in which I should have been participating; people don’t need much of an excuse to behave like throwbacks). However, new vistas and new environments lead to a better understanding of culture, it’s roots, its poisons, and its weeds. But its savor too, and richness. Enjoy your travels. Think of James Conrad, Melville, and Jack London who visited “the watery parts of the world” (as quoted from Melville’s “Moby”) — to good avail.

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