This is THE ODYSSEY!
The Odyssey is an epic adventure, a world first, a race against time, a year (or two) of living dangerously!! Scouse film maker Graham Hughes’
Day 1: Hey-Ho LET’S GO!
7.30am. Woke up to find that sand demons had filled my teeth with silica gel and that a brass band had barged its way into
Day 2: Global Positioning System
Arriving at some ungodly hour in Posadas, we took a taxi over the Paraguayan border. And back. I would love to tell you how much
Day 3: On The (Bolivian) Buses
Another very early morning and after joining me on the bus to San Salvador De Jujuy (pronounced HooHoy, which is something I’d expect Mr Burns
Day 4: Carry On Up The Andes
Arrived, shaken but not stirred, in Oruro, Bolivia. I felt the best course of action was to find out when the first bus for Chile
Day 5: Bo Diddily Crazy
The maid was supposed to wake me at 6.30, but didn’t. Luckily, by some miracle I woke up myself at 7am after clocking up a
Day 6: Shut Your Eyes And Hope For The Best
Got into Lima at 8am this morning. It was a rollercoaster ride last night, if you tried to stay awake it was just a non-stop
Day 7: The Long Way Round
Got to the border bright and early this morning, and tried to find a bus to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. There was no central
Day 8: A Taste of Quito
I flaked it. I should have been up with the lark and on a bus to the border, but I decided to have a day
Day 9: Crossing The Equator
Okay – day of ACTION! Got up at some ungodly hour and rendered the podcast, got to the Internet café at 7.30am and uploaded it.
Day 10: Plan Colombia
I think I’m about three days behind schedule now; I really need to make up some time in the Caribbean. Don’t know how easy that
Day 11: Mario and his Mum
Got to Bogotá yesterday, but there was barely enough time to pull my undies out of my backside before I was bang! on another overnight
Day 12: Not So Fast!
WOKE UP to the DEAFENING SOUND of a pirate copy of ‘Death Race’ being played on the bus at MAXIMUM VOLUME. This continued until Jason
Day 13: Can’t Get Out That Way
Woke up in Mario’s house. His family had been so accommodating, taking in a big ginger stray like me for the night and looking after
Day 14: “Conradian”
Got up nice and early after a surprising restful sleep and headed to the border. I was first to be stamped through and I headed
Day 15: The Incident
Awoken at 4am, we recommenced our journey through the jungle. Over a river on a chain ferry made of rusty metal and some wooden planks
Day 16: All Aboard!
Up at 4am and on the minibus to Suriname. Thankfully paved roads all the way, and even a nice new shiny bridge over the river