This is Stefano. I met him in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital and the highest one in the World. He is an Italian who speaks perfect English- weird. It turned out that him and I had been living in the same neighbourhood in Santiago but never met. He was blogging all the way up the west coast of America – From Chile to Canada. Stefano’s wicked sense of humour is clever and captivating and is just what I expect from a writer. He blogs in Italian but when I chuck his posts into Google Translate I am able to get a gist of his writing style. Taking an ordinary scenario and making it an enjoyable read is a talent and he has it. We met again in Peru and the day before I took my 36 hour bus journey back to Chile he gave me something- the Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing. As I read it on the bus I had to laugh at the notes I found in the margins. “What is your niche?” the book asks.
“Surfing, partying and chicks.”
He has since been asked to write a book about his travels. I look forward to tracking his success.
Here’s the blog he kept. Go ahead, Google-Translate-read-it: www.panamericano.it