Posted by: Richard Frost | March 20, 2013

Back in Manchester

Boat on Manchester's Bridgewater CanalWell that was fun.

For the last 6 months, I’ve been traipsing round South America with hardly a care in the world. First up was Peru, followed by Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil. Along the way, I was fortunate enough to be able to see everything from the Amazon rainforest and the Inca Trail to Patagonia and Rio Carnaval. It was amazing.

If you’d like to read more about that, you can now follow the whole story on my frostythenomad travel blog. I’ve tried to keep things practical on the off chance you’re thinking of doing something similar, so I’ve limited myself to 1 post per country, each covering things like my ratings out of 10, daily budgets, top 3 experiences, random facts and final impressions. There are loads of photos to gawp at too. I hope you find it useful, entertaining or – if I’ve done it right – maybe even a little bit of both.

So what’s next?

As I write this, I can already feel myself being assimilated back into the Manchester way of life. I’ve found somewhere to live in Chorlton (of course) and things are looking up on the work front (more on that soon). I’m also busy catching up with old friends and making plans to visit all the new restaurants, bars and cafes on my doorstep.

Part of me was worried that if I went to South America, I’d never leave. Well yes, it was fantastic, but when you’re talking about finding somewhere to get settled and put down some roots, Manchester’s hard to beat. The overall standard of living here really is as good as I’ve found anywhere.

With a bit of luck, then, I’ll be staying in Manchester for a good while yet. It’s nice to be home.

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