Cementerio General de Santiago

An absolutely enormous cemetery, one of the largest in South America with an estimated 2 million burials, the Cementerio General de Santiago was so vast I only had the time and energy to explore the mausoleums, behind this foreboding looking entrance. Inside was a labyrinth of mausoleums, with corridors stretching into the distance. Some of…

Santiago, Chile

It may not have much to occupy you for more than a couple of days, but Santiago is an enjoyable and underrated place to visit. It was quite refreshing to visit somewhere seemingly almost devoid of tourists, with plenty of local energy and things of interest to see. Like the major city in many smaller…

Least popular posts of 2017

I published 161 posts in 2017, typically three a week, so understandably some were more popular than others. It surprises me how large the range of popularity is though, with some posts in the thousands of views, while others struggle to get to double digits. Those poor posts include some of my favourites though, so…

Favourite New Zealand cinemas

One of my favourite places to be, there’s nothing like seeing films on the big screen. New Zealand is well served for quality cinemas, many independently run. Here are some of my favourites. The Civic, Auckland CBD To start with one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. The Civic is the centre stage…

Five quite random posts

I’m a bit of a fan of the unusual and unexpected, I do like a bit of randomness in life (despite being pretty organised generally). Here are five of my more eclectic blog posts… New Zealand Toilets As the country in my experience (though lacking data) that has the greatest number of public toilets per…

Most popular posts of 2017

I started this blog just over three years ago, and satisfyingly it’s popularity has continued to grow. Visitor numbers this year grew by over 50% on 2016. Here are the posts that helped drive this growth. There are a couple of ways to look at popularity, the number of page views and number of post…

Best of 2017 – Photography – Further afield

Other than four trips to Australia and my current trip around South America, from Santiago to Buenos Aires via Antarctica on a cruise (posts to come in January), I made three other overseas trips this year… Iran Somewhere I’d long wanted to visit, and yet somehow it completely exceeded my already high expectations. Iran is…