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...
Posts tagged "Money"
Casa de la Moneda (the old royal mint) - Potosi

Casa de la Moneda (the old royal mint) – Potosi

Casa Real de la Moneda was the first Royal Spanish coin mint built in Potosi (which at the time was one of the biggest and most important cities in the world). In those days Spain was the world’s dominant empire and after discovering the riches inside Cerro Rico it began flooding the world with their...
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...
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...
Landing in Rio de Janiero... money problems!

Landing in Rio de Janiero… money problems!

I arrived in Rio on the evening of Saturday January 8th 2011 – my first stop on the journey I’d been thinking about and planning for over a year. I’d arrived. The long journey and lack of sleep didn’t dull my excitement on finally having  made it to South America, but I was instantly confronted...