The Radio Vagabond - 207 GUATEMALA: Lake Life, Headless Volcano, and Cooperatives
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207 GUATEMALA: Lake Life, Headless Volcano, and Cooperatives

Buenos días from Guatemala. After getting an Uber from where I lived in Zone 10 to the bus station in Guatemala City, I took a 3.5-hour bus trip headed West to Lake Atitlán. MEETING ANDRÉS As you heard in theinterview episode with Siobhan [https://www.theradiovagabond.com/interview-siobhan-is-an-unintentional-digital-nomad-beyond-50/]last week, we got to know each other when she was organising theDigital Nomads Beyond 50 [https://digital-nomads-beyond-50-summit-2021.heysummit.com/]online summit, where I was one of the speakers. One of the other speakers was an American writer, Andrés, who has also worked in radio for many years. I met him in real life for the first time in San Lucas Tolimán on the shore of Lake Atitlán. Andrés is writing a book – or should I say a literary project, because it's so much more than just a book. Actually, Andrés likes to call it"the book that is writing him". He's living in San Lucas Tolimán on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Here he runs asmall guest house [https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/45185429?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=3fda7dea-4aa9-4631-b990-75e97b9df30d], and when I planned to visit Guatemala, I decided to come and spend some time here. We quickly connected, and I feel I've made a friend for life. ARRIVING IN SAN LUCAS TOLIMÁN San Lucas Tolimán is a small town of 17,000 people. It sits on the south-eastern shore ofLake Atitlán [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Atitl%C3%A1n]– Lago de Atitlán. There are 11 towns and villages around Lake Atitlan, and the best way to visit them is to get on a small boat. It's cheap and by far the fastest way. A few days later, Siobhan joined the little nomad community in San Lucas on a beautiful Sunday. She arrived by bus from the airport in Guatemala City later in the afternoon. Since she would end up in Panajachel on the other side of the lake, we went to pick her up and decided to make a day of it. Andrés and I decided to take a day trip to visit a few other places on the lake's eastern shore. Together with his dog Catzij (who follows him everywhere), we jumped on a "lancha [https://www.lanchasguatemala.com/]" – a small boat. BOATING LAKE ATITLÁN The trip was amazing; we saw so many locals enjoying a typical relaxing Sunday by the lake. The water is a little cold, but Andrés tells me there are a few hot baths around the area. Our first stop wasSan Antonio Palopó [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_Palop%C3%B3], a small town with a few cooperatives that Andrés wanted to show me. The first one was right on the shore where the lancha dropped us off — a chocolate factory where I got to meet Elias, who took me through the whole process. ELIAS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY "This is where we make love and happiness," says Elias. There are three main regions in Guatemala where the cacao plants are found. He tells me they ferment the white seeds for five days using banana leaves in boxes, creating a natural yeast. This creates 70% alcohol which is illegal in Guatemala (5-12 seeds is like having a tequila shot). Then they sundry the cacao for up to 90 days, after which they roast them for 25mins. Then Elias shows me how to grind the cacao. I ended up buying more than I needed. Some of it was some round chocolate bars with different flavours for making hot chocolate. Really yummy-yummy (as Elias calls it). After the tour, we walked through the city and also went into a small shop with a lot of textiles. This is part of a women's cooperative. Here I met Flor, who is one of these women. FLOR THE GUATEMALAN ARTISAN "16 women are part of the cooperative and each one works on their own product. One family works on the shirts, another on the backpacks, and my family works on the traditional Guatemalan clothing attire," she says. It takes about three weeks to produce one tablecloth using an entire belt loom. Flor tells us about the manufacturing process and the reason why the items they sell cost little. The shop is a bit tucked away in a small street and can be hard to find. So, they also sell their products on markets and in small pop-up shops at the harbour. Flor is such a lovely woman, and it was so interesting to learn more about how they make such stunning garments. SANTA CATARINA PALOPÓ As planned, we caught a pickup truck taxi from San Antonio Palopó to Santa Catarina Palopó. Or as we started calling these two little towns: San Antonio Palle Bo and Santa Catarina Palle Bo. As we were walking through Santa Catarina Palopó, we turned down a small street to the lake and met a little girl in a shop selling something that looked like it could have been made by Flor and the other women in the cooperative. Lake Atitlan is one of themost beautiful lakes I've ever seen [https://www.google.com/search?q=Atitlan+lake&rlz=1C1CHBF_enZA758ZA758&sxsrf=AOaemvKB81jRbpylR9U6VkUnjlQ1XwG3SQ:1631011859674&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi1ppTU2OzyAhUZs6QKHf4fAocQ_AUoAnoECAEQBA&biw=1366&bih=635]. It sparkles in the sunlight and is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes covered with blooming wildflowers. It's in the Guatemalan Highlands of theSierra Madre Mountain range [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Madre_de_Chiapas]and sits 1,562 m (5,125 ft) above sea level. From here, you can look across the lake to where we were staying in San Lucas Tolimán, including the three major volcanoes: Volcán Atitlán, Volcán Tolimán, and further out to the right Volcán San Pedro. You can also see a big rock at Cerro de Oro close to San Lucas Tolimán, which Andrés explains the local legend about it being the head of one of the volcanos. "The legend says that there was a fight between the Gods Atitlán and Tolimán, which ended with Atitlán beheading Tolimán. And so this rock at Cerro de Oro is believed to be the decapitated head of Tolimán." PANA-MAZING PANAJACHEL We continued toPanajachel [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panajachel](or just Pana as they call it) situated along the way west and still in the northern part of the lake. Pana is known as a tourist town: it's well-developed with a lot of resources for both locals and expats alike. It has the perfect mix of natural beauty, good prices, easy travel connections, and some of the best shopping in Guatemala. Also, there are plenty of tour agencies offering day trips and tours around the entire lake. It's here in Panajachel we're meeting Siobhan in a few hours. And together, we ask Andrés to tell us the story of how he ended up running an Airbnb guesthouse in San Lucas Tolimán. And since Andrés is a storyteller, we don't have room for that in this episode. The good news is that you'll get the episode with Andrés' story already tomorrow. My name is Palopó, and I gotta keep moving. See you. COVID-19 TRAVEL and TOURISM RULES FOR GUATEMALA AUGUST 2021 For the latest COVID-19 travel restrictions and tourist regulations, please visit thiswebsite [https://gt.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/]. Make sure Guatemala is open for tourism before booking your trip.

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19/2 2021 • 34 MIN

FLASHBACK: Vietnam

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While I’m working on the next season, I’m sharing a few flashback episodes of some of my favorite places around the...
FLASHBACK: Vietnam
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Singapore
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17/2 2021 • 17 MIN

FLASHBACK: Singapore

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on the next season, I’m sharing a few flashback episodes of some of my favorite places around the...
FLASHBACK: Singapore
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Morocco
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14/2 2021 • 27 MIN

FLASHBACK: Morocco

The Radio Vagabond
Hey guys! To keep your wanderlust ignited during the season break, I want to share a few flashback episodes of some...
FLASHBACK: Morocco
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Toronto, Canada
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12/2 2021 • 28 MIN

FLASHBACK: Toronto, Canada

The Radio Vagabond
Hey guys! To keep your wanderlust ignited during the season break, I want to share a few flashback episodes of some...
FLASHBACK: Toronto, Canada
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: North Carolina
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10/2 2021 • 27 MIN

FLASHBACK: North Carolina

The Radio Vagabond
Hey guys! To keep your wanderlust ignited during the season break, I want to share a few flashback episodes of some...
FLASHBACK: North Carolina
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Budapest, Hungary
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7/2 2021 • 31 MIN

FLASHBACK: Budapest, Hungary

The Radio Vagabond
Hey guys! To keep your wanderlust ignited during the season break, I want to share a few flashback episodes of some...
FLASHBACK: Budapest, Hungary
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Memphis, USA
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5/2 2021 • 30 MIN

FLASHBACK: Memphis, USA

The Radio Vagabond
Hey guys! To keep your wanderlust ignited during the season break, I want to share a few flashback episodes of some...
FLASHBACK: Memphis, USA
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Japan
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3/2 2021 • 20 MIN

FLASHBACK: Japan

The Radio Vagabond
Hey guys! To keep your wanderlust ignited during the season break, I want to share a few flashback episodes of some...
FLASHBACK: Japan
The Radio Vagabond - 183 JOURNEY: Finding My Peace in a Bohemian Paradise
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27/1 2021 • 27 MIN

183 JOURNEY: Finding My Peace in a Bohemian Paradise

The Radio Vagabond
VÍTEJTE V ČESKÉ REPUBLICE The main reason, I went to the Czech Republic at this time was because of TBEX – a...
183 JOURNEY: Finding My Peace in a Bohemian Paradise
The Radio Vagabond - 182 JOURNEY: Good Things About Having a Dictator?
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20/1 2021 • 26 MIN

182 JOURNEY: Good Things About Having a Dictator?

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At the time I went from Warsaw to Belarus, they issued a 5-day visa on arrival. So, I decided to spend...
182 JOURNEY: Good Things About Having a Dictator?
The Radio Vagabond - 181 JOURNEY: He’s an Englishman in Warsaw
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16/12 2020 • 48 MIN

181 JOURNEY: He’s an Englishman in Warsaw

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WITAM Z WARSZAWY I think I said the latest episode that it was 2 weeks in Kraków and one week in Warsaw....
181 JOURNEY: He’s an Englishman in Warsaw
The Radio Vagabond - 180 JOURNEY: Contrasting Emotions in Kraków, Poland
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2/12 2020 • 22 MIN

180 JOURNEY: Contrasting Emotions in Kraków, Poland

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Cześć again from Kraków, Poland! Welcome to the second instalment of my visit to one of my new favourite Eastern European cities....
180 JOURNEY: Contrasting Emotions in Kraków, Poland
The Radio Vagabond - 179 JOURNEY: A Giant Among Tour Guides in Kraków, Poland
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25/11 2020 • 32 MIN

179 JOURNEY: A Giant Among Tour Guides in Kraków, Poland

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WITAMY W KRAKOWIE Since recording my last episode from Slovenia [https://www.theradiovagabond.com/178-slovenia-the-only-country-with-love-in-its-name/] , I visited a few places in Europe on business which is...
179 JOURNEY: A Giant Among Tour Guides in Kraków, Poland
The Radio Vagabond - 178 JOURNEY: Slovenia, The Only Country with LOVE in Its Name
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18/11 2020 • 29 MIN

178 JOURNEY: Slovenia, The Only Country with LOVE in Its Name

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Join me in the last of my Balkan countries, Slovenia where I visit the capital Ljubljana. As I normally do I...
178 JOURNEY: Slovenia, The Only Country with LOVE in Its Name
The Radio Vagabond - 176 JOURNEY: Game of Thrones in Croatia
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11/11 2020 • 23 MIN

176 JOURNEY: Game of Thrones in Croatia

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DOBRO DOŠLI U HRVATSKU Let me recap my Balkan road trip so far… I started in Albania [https://www.theradiovagabond.com/category/destinations/europe/albania/], then I went to Kosovo [https://www.theradiovagabond.com/category/destinations/europe/kosovo/],...
176 JOURNEY: Game of Thrones in Croatia
The Radio Vagabond - 176 JOURNEY: We should never forget Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
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3/11 2020 • 24 MIN

176 JOURNEY: We should never forget Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

The Radio Vagabond
See pictures here [https://www.theradiovagabond.com/176-we-should-never-forget-mostar-bosnia-herzegovina/] . DOBRO DOŠLI U MOSTAR Again, I go by bus to my next Balkan destination. This time north from Kotor...
176 JOURNEY: We should never forget Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina
The Radio Vagabond - 175 JOURNEY: Brad Pitt and I Love Montenegro
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28/10 2020 • 36 MIN

175 JOURNEY: Brad Pitt and I Love Montenegro

The Radio Vagabond
Zdravo! In the last episode of the Radio Vagabond, I was in Prizren Kosovo [https://www.theradiovagabond.com/174-journey-kosovo-is-a-beautiful-little-country-with-a-lot-of-history/] . From there I took a 300km bus...
175 JOURNEY: Brad Pitt and I Love Montenegro
The Radio Vagabond - 174 JOURNEY: Kosovo is a Beautiful Little Country With a Lot of History
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21/10 2020 • 41 MIN

174 JOURNEY: Kosovo is a Beautiful Little Country With a Lot of History

The Radio Vagabond
Join me in Kosovo for my latest episode. I really loved this tiny country, and I enjoyed learning about its...
174 JOURNEY: Kosovo is a Beautiful Little Country With a Lot of History
The Radio Vagabond - 173 JOURNEY: Becoming Famous and Falling in Love with Albania
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14/10 2020 • 27 MIN

173 JOURNEY: Becoming Famous and Falling in Love with Albania

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My latest podcast is LIVE! For the 3rd and final episode of my trip to #Albania, I become famous, I...
173 JOURNEY: Becoming Famous and Falling in Love with Albania
The Radio Vagabond - 172 JOURNEY: National Hero and Stunning Nature in Albania
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7/10 2020 • 30 MIN

172 JOURNEY: National Hero and Stunning Nature in Albania

The Radio Vagabond
Albania Part II: In this episode, we go to Krujë, a historic city in the mountains. In the way, we...
172 JOURNEY: National Hero and Stunning Nature in Albania
The Radio Vagabond - 171 JOURNEY: I Made a New Friend in Albania
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30/9 2020 • 32 MIN

171 JOURNEY: I Made a New Friend in Albania

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Albania Part I: Join me in Albania’s capital city of Tirana where I meet up local tour director Adam who...
171 JOURNEY: I Made a New Friend in Albania
The Radio Vagabond - TEASER: Albania
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26/9 2020 • 2 MIN

TEASER: Albania

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Next week we're going to Albania, and it took me by surprise. See you Wednesday....
TEASER: Albania
The Radio Vagabond - 170 JOURNEY: Meet 249 Nomads. Where’s Wally?
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23/9 2020 • 24 MIN

170 JOURNEY: Meet 249 Nomads. Where’s Wally?

The Radio Vagabond
Anchors up! For the final instalment of my 3-part Nomad Cruise adventure, myself and a gang of nomads hire cars...
170 JOURNEY: Meet 249 Nomads. Where’s Wally?
The Radio Vagabond - 169 JOURNEY: Menorca, Malta, and Greece with Nomad Cruise
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16/9 2020 • 28 MIN

169 JOURNEY: Menorca, Malta, and Greece with Nomad Cruise

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Ahoy sailors! Join me aboard for Part II of my incredible cruise through the Mediterranean with a bunch of amazing...
169 JOURNEY: Menorca, Malta, and Greece with Nomad Cruise
The Radio Vagabond - 168 JOURNEY: Nomad Cruise from Spain to Greece
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9/9 2020 • 34 MIN

168 JOURNEY: Nomad Cruise from Spain to Greece

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Welcome to Season 5 of The Radio Vagabond. Join me as I embark on an epic 9-day cruise through the...
168 JOURNEY: Nomad Cruise from Spain to Greece
The Radio Vagabond - Season 5 Starts Wednesday September 9
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3/9 2020 • 2 MIN

Season 5 Starts Wednesday September 9

The Radio Vagabond
The Radio Vagabond is back with new episodes next Wednesday. In season 5 you can join me in Europe. We're going...
Season 5 Starts Wednesday September 9
The Radio Vagabond - All My Adventures in Africa
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31/8 2020 • 728 MIN

All My Adventures in Africa

The Radio Vagabond
This episode might be the longest single episode in podcasting history. More than 12 hours of pure content without interruptions...
All My Adventures in Africa
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Guinea
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30/8 2020 • 34 MIN

FLASHBACK: Guinea

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Guinea
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Canada
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28/8 2020 • 30 MIN

FLASHBACK: Canada

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Canada
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: St. Louis
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26/8 2020 • 30 MIN

FLASHBACK: St. Louis

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: St. Louis
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: The Bahamas
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24/8 2020 • 25 MIN

FLASHBACK: The Bahamas

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: The Bahamas
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Canada
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23/8 2020 • 28 MIN

FLASHBACK: Canada

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Canada
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Senegal
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21/8 2020 • 32 MIN

FLASHBACK: Senegal

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Senegal
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Sri Lanka
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19/8 2020 • 29 MIN

FLASHBACK: Sri Lanka

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Sri Lanka
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: New Orleans
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16/8 2020 • 19 MIN

FLASHBACK: New Orleans

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: New Orleans
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Nicaragua
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14/8 2020 • 25 MIN

FLASHBACK: Nicaragua

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed....
FLASHBACK: Nicaragua
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Japan
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12/8 2020 • 38 MIN

FLASHBACK: Japan

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Japan
The Radio Vagabond - META: Gene Baxter interviews me on Podcast Radio
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10/8 2020 • 29 MIN

META: Gene Baxter interviews me on Podcast Radio

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This special bonus episode will so much meta on so many levels. Here is an interview with me… so an old...
META: Gene Baxter interviews me on Podcast Radio
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: The Gambia
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9/8 2020 • 43 MIN

FLASHBACK: The Gambia

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: The Gambia
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Sri Lanka
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7/8 2020 • 32 MIN

FLASHBACK: Sri Lanka

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed. This...
FLASHBACK: Sri Lanka
The Radio Vagabond - FLASHBACK: Canada
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5/8 2020 • 18 MIN

FLASHBACK: Canada

The Radio Vagabond
While I’m working on episodes for the next season, I’ll give you some flashback episodes that you might have missed....
FLASHBACK: Canada
The Radio Vagabond - 167 JOURNEY: Elephant Said, "Stay there, Man. Here Comes Baby"
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30/7 2020 • 32 MIN

167 JOURNEY: Elephant Said, "Stay there, Man. Here Comes Baby"

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This is the season finale from Africa. Join me as I go on a hippo and croc cruise and then...
167 JOURNEY: Elephant Said, "Stay there, Man. Here Comes Baby"
The Radio Vagabond - 166 JOURNEY: The Day I Nearly Went to Lesotho
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21/7 2020 • 32 MIN

166 JOURNEY: The Day I Nearly Went to Lesotho

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This is the episode where I drive one of the most dangerous mountain passes in the world in a tiny...
166 JOURNEY: The Day I Nearly Went to Lesotho
The Radio Vagabond - 165 JOURNEY: Swinging in Durban
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16/7 2020 • 22 MIN

165 JOURNEY: Swinging in Durban

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In this episode of The Radio Vagabond, I do something terrifying. I was very nervous and out of breath, but...
165 JOURNEY: Swinging in Durban
The Radio Vagabond - 164 JOURNEY: South African Road Trip from PE to Durban
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9/7 2020 • 42 MIN

164 JOURNEY: South African Road Trip from PE to Durban

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Welcome to Part 3 of my epic road trip across beautiful South Africa. In this episode on my visit to...
164 JOURNEY: South African Road Trip from PE to Durban
The Radio Vagabond - 163 INTERVIEW: Nomads Giving Back – Tarek Part 2
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28/6 2020 • 27 MIN

163 INTERVIEW: Nomads Giving Back – Tarek Part 2

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Welcome to the second half of my meetings with Tarek Kholoussy.  When we met in Brazil, Nomads Giving Back had just...
163 INTERVIEW: Nomads Giving Back – Tarek Part 2
The Radio Vagabond - 162 INTERVIEW: From Wall Street (with a tie) to The Nomad Life
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27/6 2020 • 30 MIN

162 INTERVIEW: From Wall Street (with a tie) to The Nomad Life

The Radio Vagabond
This and the next episode are about Tarek Kholoussy, recorded in two continents. In Brazil and Bali. Tarek’s life had taken...
162 INTERVIEW: From Wall Street (with a tie) to The Nomad Life
The Radio Vagabond - 161 JOURNEY: Ostrich, Oysters and Bungy Jump in Garden Route
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23/6 2020 • 35 MIN

161 JOURNEY: Ostrich, Oysters and Bungy Jump in Garden Route

The Radio Vagabond
In this episode, I visit Safari Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn, Knysna – a quaint town known for Oysters. So, I...
161 JOURNEY: Ostrich, Oysters and Bungy Jump in Garden Route