My name is Sarah Vee.  In Central America it is Sara. Often it is Sarita. Sometimes it is Gringa, Muchacha,  Linda, Mi Amor, Baby or Mamazita. Vee is not my real last name but I like it. Names are unimportant.

In October of 2009 I left Australia for the first time in my life. I left to to travel and to live in the lives of others. This is what travel has come to mean to me.

I bought a bicycle in Quetzaltenango Guatemala. Its name is La Tortuga Amarilla or the Yellow Turtle if you like.  My bicycle is made from secondhand parts and cost around 60 dollars. I am not a cyclist and have never travelled long distance on a bicycle.

I am currently riding my turtle through Central America.

Around 90 percent of my material posessions are on my bicycle.  I have no watch, no phone, no camera, no mp3 player and no other electronic device. All these things were destroyed when my house burned down in November 2008. I never thought it important to replace them.

I like to write. This is the story that is unfolding from my travels and my life.

  1. the specifics hardly matter and everyone is everyone… however, you will always be one of my favorites. the only tragedy i have found in life is that we cant all spend it with each other. mr. rogers said,
    “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”
    i know you and i are making pure choices. i look forward to watching from afar where your path and your choices lead you.

    • hal hollingsworth
    • March 29th, 2010

    i love where you’re at– i mean your spirit–keep that tortuga rolling–slowly–enjoy–paz–hh

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Just wondering where you are and how you are getting on. I have made Costa Rica, which was much better than i thought… got to see turtles on the beach !! Panama in a couple of days time.
    Take it easy
    (That cyclist you met at that sometime in someplace)

  3. happy riding to you and the tortuga, from cass and totopo.

    • darksparkm
    • July 15th, 2010

    Hi Sarah! So good to hear from you. I think about you and I hope you are well. I can’t wait to hear more about your travels.

    You sound like you are really growing and your travels, however long they last, will certainly be with you for the rest of your life. Memories that you will feel unable to keep to yourself, because they are so wonderful or tragic that you will want to share them with everyone. But, they will ultimately be yours, keepsakes that you will be able to pull out at opportune moments in your life to remind yourself of how precious life is. You are strong, and brave, and no one can take that from you.

    I am so excited for you. Take care and stay well.

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