The Nostalgic Vagabond

Join me, Allan Hill (the Nostalgic Vagabond) for weekly one-hour~ish travel talks with unique and interesting travellers / adventurers who Zoom-in from all around the world. In conversation, we share compelling personal stories of trial, triumph and sometimes tribulation from journeys, exploring this world and its cultures, languages and landscapes. None of us claim to be experts, we aren't necessarily pros, we are regular people like you. But we decided to say, “YES!” Decided to step outside our comfort zone and have a go at creating our own journey, going our own way. You also don't have to be an expert or professional, all you need is to say, “Yes!” Commit. And go on your own journey – your own way. You can be a traveller too! Hey - Maybe travel could help you discover, your best you. And you can also follow me, @thenostalgicv


episode 11: Southern to Northern Hemisphere - Dive In, Have No Fear

After more than a decade, the Nostalgic Vagabond catches up with another Aussie fella, Darren Madigan. Daz hails from the same home town, on the far south coast of New South Wales in Australia. Sun and surf all year round in that little beach-side resort.

Allan investigates the traveller's path Daz has taken from Australia to South Korea, where he taught English, and onto his backpacking around the world awhile before ending up teaching business in Manchester, less than one hour away in the UK. It is a (bloody) small world after all.

What's interesting, as the discussion touches on, is how much you evolve as a person when you decide to take the leap, and leave what you know as home and try to find yourself, somewhere else. Because you'll never know, if you never go...

And sometimes you find out more than you thought you might.


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