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....

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