A collective REPHOTO project
On the 22nd April 2009, I left Japan after 4 years to travel from Mexico to Patagonia, a journey that would take 378 days, ending on the 5th May 2010. On this date, I returned to my home in Wales and a month later returned to Japan. It was a trip I had been contemplating for a long time. I left the U.K. in Nov 2002, travelling through S.E. Asia and India, plus working and travelling around Australia and New Zealand. I ended up in Japan in May 2005. Latin America was always next. I travelled mostly overland, usually by local transportation, bus, train, boat, (owned a car in Oz and NZ) but where it was unavoidable, by plane.
After meeting Gary in Tokyo, I saw an idea turn into reality...the SNS Challenger set sail. After explaining to me about his voyage over many (jumbo size) cuba libres at our local British-themed Japanese bar, The HUB, I was hoping my own trip would take me through some of the places members of the HMS Challenger photographed all those years ago. I wanted to see for myself how much, if at all, these places had changed. And if they had changed, I wanted to learn why. Some places were easy to find while others were a bit of a challenge but locals were happy enough to help and point me in the right direction. In addition, it was a good chance to practice my Spanish!
In 2010, I uploaded some photos and made comments. Over the few days, I plan to complete what I started. Please see the Valparaiso album, the Messier Channel album and Magellan album, all of which are in Chile.
I hope you enjoy!