Welcome to the travel blog of Luke Kelly. I flew to Brazil in January 2011 with a one way ticket. Follow me as I journey around South America, getting by on the proverbial shoe string. I love football, design, music & food amongst other things and I'll be working as I travel - so those will probably be regular themes here. But a bit like my trip, I haven't really got a plan for this blog, so lets see what happens...
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Back behind the wheels of steel... DJ'ing at Under Construction, La Paz

Back behind the wheels of steel… DJ’ing at Under Construction, La Paz

DJ'ing was somewhere between a hobby and a profession for me before I left the UK - I was semi-pro to borrow a term from football. In the last few years I'd backed away from it a little, only really playing for some of the bigger promoters I had long established relationships with. In the...
Kristen Jalisa - my first bad client (unwitting logo thieves)

Kristen Jalisa – my first bad client (unwitting logo thieves)

Freelancing as I go is actually starting to work out - with a combination of old clients from London and Europe and picking up jobs from websites like elance.com. This has all been fantastic so far, but my very first elance client turned into a complete nightmare and used a logo design commercially but refused to...
Digital Nomad - progress report 2: 6 weeks in Sucre

Digital Nomad – progress report 2: 6 weeks in Sucre

Having got things going in Buenos Aires, but not really managed to add much to my savings, I was keen to try and make a bit more headway as I settled into life in Sucre. Using my own contacts to try and find work as well as webistes like elance.com and odesk.com, I was hopefull...
Broken camera

Broken camera

Just before I got to Buenos Aires my camera finally packed up. It had been playing up for a little while – initially freaking out on my mammoth coach ride from Iguazu to Mendoza, the zoom going mental every time I tried to adjust it. By the time I’d got to Mendoza this seemed to...
Step into my office... digital nomad progress report

Step into my office… digital nomad progress report

The reason I'm back in Buenos Aires and stopped for a month is to put some time and effort into the freelancer on the move operation and see where it gets me. I'd always intended to give this a go having read a few inspiring books, blogs, articles and what not - just not quite...
Settling into life in Buenos Aires...

Settling into life in Buenos Aires…

After the extravagance of carnaval in Bahia (and the recklessness of some of my spending in the 2 months proceeding it) my savings have really been dented. So I’ve decided to test my work as I travel theory and settle in somewhere to try and earn some money. I’d looked at a few options for places that...