In Between Subtleties

?   Venturing into the world one country at a time, enjoying life before it's too late.

After all, we are too young to be impotent, too hip to be square.

All original prose and photos.

Anonymous asked: do you live on cuba street?!?


Answer:

I used to live in a couple spots there, but now I live just off it. You based in welly?

— 7 months ago
Fall Issue for Free →

Check out the music and travel section of this one!

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Let's Get Lost: Wellington Quakes →
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"I follow no predetermined route, neither straight nor crooked."
Montaigne
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A Fellow Traveler Inspired

I stumbled onto your blog while I lounged in an absinth bar in Barcelona, and what I read stirred something deep inside. Because of one post, one story about being free, I decided that I needed to live. A few months later, I accepted a job halfway around the world, packed my bags and boarded a flight for a country I knew nothing about.

I’ve been in China for a month and a half, and I regretted my decision for the first few weeks. With a lull in my work, I had free time to finally get into tumblr again, and I rediscovered your blog. It reminded me why I made this choice. It renewed my faith like nothing else could. And I thank you for that. I wish you safe passage and happy times on your journeys.

An Inspired Observer

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"Midwinter Night’s Dreaming" Wellington Waterfront, NZ from summer 2012.

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Let’s Get Lost

By Aaron Caleb Bardo

Some bum, some hitch, some fly, some fall. Since 2004, I’ve been traveling small pieces of the world in an attempt to construct a whole. From hemisphere to hemisphere, I’ve made a life through travel-one that has introduced me to vagabonds and movie stars, best friends and one-nightstands. Some of them guide me, some of them love me, some of them use me, some of them ignore me, but all of them teach me. This blog is about them; it’s about their homes. It’s about lessons learned and learnings lost. It’s about inspiring you, the reader, to get out here and become a part of it.

I’m from Andover, Massachusetts, but these days home is a strange place, surrounded by strange people. I moved to Spain in 2004 at age 18; my concept of home transformed with the geography. After nine months, I returned to the comfort of my parents’ place to spend some time. One month later, as cancer ate away at my best friend’s father, I realized how little of that we’ve got. Since then, home is where I make it.

Travel gives time to reflect, time to be seen, time to identify, time to breathe. After graduating from Elon University with a B.A. in Professional Writing and Rhetoric in 2009, I left the United States. For two and a half years Santiago, Chile was home. I taught English in a private Opus Dei school, immersing myself in its culture and language. By 2011, however, I grew weary of the Opus Dei bubble. I moved on.

From South America to the South Pacific, I traversed the world again. Wellington, New Zealand became home; I transformed with its landscapes. In Wellington -a walking city of 400,000 with more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York- I became a senior waiter and sommelier-in-training in the city’s emblematic Shed 5 Restaurant.

Thomas L. Friedman recently wrote, “Indeed, parenting, teaching or leadership that ‘inspires’ individuals to act on their own will be the most valued of all” (It’s a 401(k) World). This blog attempts to inspire. Through prose & photographs, tunes & quotes, articles & reflections, I want to get you grooving. Take this post as an invitation into my world so that you find your own. Make the world on your own dime, with your own time. You can’t go home again, so build your own. Meet the person of your dreams in a glance. Make money to burn. Get high to feel the lows. Push limits until they no longer limit. Live by the rules or “learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” Live to journey. Revel in the heights of anticipation and the depths of confusion. The calm, the storm, the grey.

Come, let’s get lost.

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