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A jetset vagabond world traveler, ex actor musician with a degree in Environmental Science, now living in Brazil teaching English. I have just completed my first book a travel memoir about India, Shanti Bloody Shanti and I am looking for a agent and a publisher, checkout: http://shanti.bloody.shanti.googlepages.com for more of my travel writing go to; http://jetsetvagabond.com

  • Hometown

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Location now

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Work published

    Glimpse Foundation Magazine (part of National Geographic)

    Also written theater and film produced in Australia

    Currently trying to publish my first travel memoir Shanti Bloody Shanti

  • Travel philosophy

    No matter what I will definitely be somewhere tonight (it could be the gutter of the Hilton).


    The best travel plan is to have no plan.


    “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

    - Saint Augustine

  • Craziest place

    Hmmm, too many, so here's the top three,


    1) Matse Indian tribe in the Amazon


    2) Calcutta in the middle of the Festival of Colours


    3) Diving with Minki Whales on the Great Barrier Reef

  • Bizarre experience

    Being initiated with frog poison by the chief of the Matse Indians in the Amazon Jungle at the source of the Amazon River.

  • Advice

    Don't hesitate, don't worry, be a little irresponsible and just go. Take a gap year (or ten) whether you are 18 or 80 and remember my above travel philosophy. If its in your blood, do it, life is too short not too.

  • Dream destination

    A diving safari at Darwin Island, in the Galapagos archipelago.

  • Traveled before

    Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Easter Island Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Similan Islands, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Japan, India, Nepal, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Sweden, Luxemberg, Belgium, Spain, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and the USA.

  • Going next

    Colombia, equator, central America and eventually Africa

Aaron Smith's Guide Book Entries


  • Amazon Rainforest Lodge

    Mar 29, 2009 - Iquitos, Peru

    Forty kilometers (25 mi) out of Iquitos on the Momon River, Amazon Lodge is a well-designed complex that blends into ......

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  • Mad Mick's Bunkhouse

    Feb 28, 2008 - Iquitos, Peru

    Mad Mick’s is simple, clean and cheap. It has eight beds and is reasonably quiet, despite its central location. The ......

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  • Hand Gliding in Rio

    Feb 29, 2008 - Copacabana, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Hang gliding itself is amazing, and hand gliding over Rio de Janeiro is incredible. You take-off from "Pedra Bonita" at ......

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  • Scuba Diving

    Feb 28, 2008 - Leblon Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    The water is cold, so wear a full-body wet suit. In Rio, the main diving spot is off the Cagarras ......

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