Category: Our Random World

There are things that you come across and find interesting in travel, curiosities and oddities. Things that baffle you as a foreigner – being baffled, I think, is one of a traveller’s secret enjoyments. Observations and mementos, crafts or items from our random world.

And then there are random things that happen, and random places you wander off to and enjoyed. I love storytelling, finding a narrative and an arc, weaving a spell and breaking it, setting the reader free at the end. But not everything in our world has an arc – or at least one that my mind can discern.

So these travel odds and ends – whether whimsical or erratic or serious and philosophical – are all grouped here. Randomness doesn’t need a reason.

Valparaiso's Unexpected British Chilean Heritage | article on slow travel blog Teja on the Horizon | Chilean flag over Welsh flag over the entrance of Brecons restaurant in Valparaiso 6

Valparaiso's Unexpected British Chilean Heritage

The eerie feeling I had when I began exploring Valparaiso on foot, increased as I wound my way through the converging old streets that steeply descended towards the port. The city felt oddly familiar. It felt a bit like… Newcastle....

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close