Ex workaholic PGA golf professional and individual always scared of the thought of retirement suddenly discovers the idea of cycle touring. I have always loved travel and think the ideal speed to actually observe things is at the speed of a bicycle. A complete novice in this regard I expect the road to be rough, metaphorically as well as literally at times, but the enjoyment, when things are working well, immense. My intention is to visit as many countries that will have me and keep going until I 'fall off the perch!'. Lots of people tell me that they think I'm too old to be doing this. My reply is that this is what's going to keep me young. (I hope) I'm having to learn loads of new skills with regards to technology, creating this website for one and film editing next so that I can blog and vlog my way round the world. There will be Youtube soon, firstly for my Grandchildren, and then for the rest of the family, my many friends, and anyone else who needs some inspiration. I sincerely hope I will be able to provide that. Please come along for the ride vicariously, you will be a lot safer than me I'm sure. Cheers and I hope you enjoy, Simon 'Wardy' Ward.

Not Chile and busted.

08/01/2020 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad One of the things I hate most in life is being lied to so when I arrived back at the border very battered and bruised by my experience of the previous night I was not a happy bunny to be told that my fine for overstaying, and then coming…

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Chile or bust!

07/01/2020 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad My new cycle touring and mountaineering friend Sean gave me lots of invaluable advice regarding my attempt to cross the Andes on Muffin the pushbike. His main reasoning was that it’s important to acclimatise slowly and given the gradient I would be climbing, the weight of my bike and…

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Lakeside in Embalse

05/01/2020 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything, some of you may be quite pleased, but now I need to catch up on the last 3 months or so. ‘El bungalow del Ministro’ is the name of the hostel where I was undertaking my latest volunteer placement while…

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Finally leaving Rosario

26/11/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad Finally, I got to leave Rosario, for the second time, to set off for Embalse and my next placement at a hostel. After the robbery Lisandro decided that because I had left quite early on a Sunday morning the lack of traffic, both motorised and pedestrian, had meant I…

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Robbed at gunpoint in Rosario!

14/10/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad I was so happy to leave Hyacinth and Richard’s place. It had been a huge disappointment, and my next destination, I had decided, would be Rosario, hopefully being accepted for another, far better placement there, or maybe later on in Cordoba. My first day’s ride was going to be…

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Hyacinth and Richard part two.

09/10/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad Some years ago, I had acquired the skill to be able to say ‘hello’ in something like 20 languages. When it came to being able to say ‘two beers please’ I think I was up in the low 30’s. Note my priorities, beer first, conviviality second! I have spent…

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Hyacinth and Richard, part one.

25/09/2019 Simon ‘Wardy’ Ward is nomadonanomad When I first discovered ‘Workaway’ I was really keen to get on board and I had soon registered including paying the annual fee of $42US. It seemed like a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, get to know local people and live their life, whilst at the same time…

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