Mountain Man: Climbing Huayna Potosi in Bolivia

huayna potosi

“I’d like to climb a mountain please”, I say confidently.

“Yes Sir, and which one would that be?” says the lady behind the desk.

“The big one over there”, I say, pointing to a looming monstrosity in the distance, half obscured by cloud.

“Fine”, she says, tapping away at her computer, “Have you ever climbed a mountain before?”

Hmmm, not that I can remember.

Living and Working Abroad Like a Boss

living and working abroad

So, you’re thinking of ditching your sweaty little office job for a sweatier office job in warmer climes…

Or maybe you want to ditch the suit and tie altogether and work on the beach in your sexy Speedos?

The fact is, working abroad can be an enticing option, especially when laptop monkeys can theoretically work anywhere with electricity and Interwebs.

But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Well, let’s find out.

Futurism: The Essential Guide

futurism

So you’re worried about the march of the robots?

An impending Terminator-style judgement day set to steal our future.

If sci-fi movies are anything to go by, it’s simply a matter of time. Mass unemployment, income inequality, riots and trailer parks.

The joy.

Perhaps it’s a bit different from the utopia you imagined future technology might provide.

But is it really necessary to worry, or are we heaping too much hyperbole on the thought pile?

9 Incredible Benefits of Travelling (for Guaranteed Itchy Feet)

the benefits of travelling in bagan

So, you’re fed up of your current commute and want to ditch the dreariness for the good life?

You’ve seen the Instagram feeds of your favourite travel bloggers and their perfectly filtered faces are driving you crazy with envy.

You’re like a rabid dog at work, desperate to escape the confines of your cubicle…

Just waiting for when you can hand in your notice and hop on a plane.

But is travelling all the fairy lights and beach fires it’s portrayed to be?

In this article, we’ll consider the psychological benefits of travelling to prepare you for what’s to come.

Minimalism: The Beginners Guide

minimalism

So, you’re sick of the clutter in your life and want to purge.

Maybe you’ve seen these MacBook-wielding nomads on the socials and fancy some similar life-styling…

To become unencumbered by modern entrapments like mortgages, wardrobes and underpants…

Free to travel the world out of a 1.62-litre backpack with a pair of moisture wicking socks that double as emergency toilet paper.

Well, let’s take a look at this strange new minimalism cult and some tips to get you going.

How to Be a Life Coach (in 10 Ridiculously Simple Steps)

how to be a life coach

So you want to quit the corporate rat race to dispense life advice?

You’ve desperately clawed your way up Maslow’s hierarchy, ready for some first world transcendence into altruism and true actualisation.

To help and serve, empowering individuals to follow their bliss.

Well here’s your guide brave spiritual warrior.

17 Incredible Blogs About Life, the Universe and Everything

blogs about life

Are you always on the lookout for good blogs about life?

Me too.

The problem is that websites pop up constantly and are devoured by the Internet demons every day.

It can be hard to find a blog that you resonate with, let alone a blogger who’s in it for the long haul.

But fear not friend – here’s some interestingness for your eyeballs.

The Ayahuasca Ceremony: A Trippy Experience in the Ecuadorian Jungle

Ayahuasca Ceremony

The shaman handed me a bottle of clear liquid and bade me drink.

As I swigged the acid, gut burning liquor, stars danced before my eyes. Soon I felt drunk.

I prepared myself to be stripped, robbed and tied to a tree in the Ecuadorian jungle, but instead, the wizened Shaman smiled, crooked teeth and piercing eyes.

He pointed at a wooden bowl containing a brown concoction, the reason for my pilgrimage. It was time for my ayahuasca ceremony and the trip of a lifetime.

How Does Culture Influence Behaviour?

Big, scary, existential question time…

What shapes you as a human?

And how much control do you have over your ideology, beliefs and behaviour?

For example, if you think that olives are the devil’s eggs and should be terminated, then…

a) You are correct

b) Why?