The Unwritten Diary of a South American Traveller
Rosanna Verde (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Buenos Aires causes blisters within blisters.
We never found you, Andy Warhol.
When the kitchen in your run down apartment smells like gas, close the door.
Wear a money belt.
Don’t forget to eat meat. Lots of it.
Journey by Land
Community chest in Spanish proves to be difficult when playing Monopolio.
A squeegee slaps hopelessly against the dirty bus window. “I am too small,” a French man says.
Journey by Sea
The Pommy cow that pushed in at check-in was the same Pommy cow that pushed in at dinner.
My dinner was a stream running into the blue loo ocean.
Escudo was a tent. Escudo was a beer. Escudo was a friend.
Tambourines and/or flutes are not acceptable after midnight.
The worst possible mistake to make on a coin is to spell the country wrong.
Mrs and Mister visitors, please help us to protect this unspoilt scenario.
Climbing an active volcano is probably not safe.
Visiting hot springs at night is definitely not safe.
Olives with pits should not be enclosed in pastry and called an empanada.
Alfajores, you captured my heart. Then blocked my arteries with your fat.
I still have cravings for service station hot dogs with liquid avocado.
What a boring waterfall. Let’s go and get some free popcorn.
Walking for eight hours combined with bad hiking boots causes blisters within blisters.
Andy Warhol is a bastard. And so is his unfindable exhibition.
Don’t stay in a run down apartment.
Money belts are for stupid tourists. Someone will suspect that big bulge under your shirt.
Become a vegetarian.
Rosanna is near completion of her Graduate Diploma in Writing, but wishes to transfer to a Masters in Creative Writing to further develop her novel. She enjoy writing fiction and poetry. She has bad road rage, is known for talking too much, has a small french dog and enjoys naming inanimate objects. This is her first publication.