I’m Zoë. So who’s Bobo? Self confessed drama queen. Big blonde lion hair mane. Prone to communicating through interpretative dance. Briefly took up figure roller skating in the early 90s. Obsessed with smoked salmon and leopard print. Lover of Motown music and bright colours. Geographically and directionally challenged. Big open heart. Requires daily sunshine and fresh air. Enjoys traveling, photography and writing stuff.

Truthfully, Bobo was the nickname given to me by my dad when I was hoisted onto his shoulders as a little girl. From up there, I could peer down at the world in wonderment. While I’m clearly too big and too old to do that now, I haven’t stopped being curious about life, the universe and everything.

So, I’ve decided to chase life’s adventure (but that doesn’t mean I wont stop and smell the roses along the way). Like many before me, I’ve thrown in a perfectly good job in advertising to take some time out to be spat on by llamas, run down by elephants and derailed by third world public transport. I cant wait! In amongst getting lost in a haze of weird and wonderful sights and sounds, I hope to meet some interesting people, learn new cultures, share my stories and hopefully make a difference along the way.

See you on the other side…


47 Responses to About

  1. Tom Staadt says:

    Great site BoBo. Have a wonderful safe journey. Love, your stepdaddy.

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Thanks Tom! There´s been a few delays between posts as I haven´t had the time to do them with our busy schedule! Trying to have a couple of rest days in La Paz now. Hope alls well, speak soon xx

  2. Lindsay Marsh says:

    Hi Zoe and Tim – Just reading about all the food over in Peru – papas, corn, guinea pig -many varieties. We want to hear! Keep your legs strong for the walk over the Andes. xx Dad Annie

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Thanks Dad. Tried the Guinea Pig and lots of other Peruvian and Bolivian dishes. Trying to steer clear of western food to get the most out of the experience here! Trek was amazing too. I´ve got pics up there now, so check it out. Hope you guys are well, speak soon xx

  3. Robyn says:

    Dearest Zoe
    Will be logging in every chance I can Zoe and keeping track of your great adventures .Keep that beautiful lion mane blonde hair covered whilst your in the wildlands (sorry cant help giving advice like your darling Mum ! you know what I am like !)Lots of love and great times
    Rob ,Maddie and Ellie xxxxxx

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Thanks for checking my blog out Robyn! I´m still learning how to do this whole blog thingy 🙂 And yes, hair has been securely tied up most days (if only cause I can´t wash it as often hehehe!) xx

  4. Susy says:

    Love it! Have fun little Moe, and stay safe!

  5. Liz and Marty Hibberd says:

    Have fun Timotei and Zoe! Love the blog already Zoe, I am doing some serious reminisencing and am very disappointed you didn’t feast on one of those hairy little rodents. SO excited and happy for you two love birds, enjoy the rest of your travels and can’t wait to read more. Billie sends her love too, especially to Tim and wants to know when she will be getting more bones.

    Liz, Marty, Felix and Billie

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Thanks guys! I actually buckled and tried one of the hairy rodents in the end. Not bad, but not my cup of tea either. Funny – Tim has been attracting stray dogs almost every day over here. It´s wierd – he must be some kind of dog whisperer or something!! Don´t tell Billie or she´ll be jealous! xx

  6. Leesa says:

    Zoooooooeeeee! Wowee – fantastic blog. Kathleen shared the latest with me and you sound so happy. I am going to follow your journey with and tad of envy but with abundant joy for you!

    xxx Leesa

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Leesa! Thanks! Shame I did´t get to meet up with you before I left. I sent you an email but mustn´t have gotten through. See you when I get back xx

  7. Kylie Marten (Atkins) says:

    Hey Zoe,
    Am loving reading your blog!!! I still remember your first overseas adventure & I came over to your Mum’s at New Lambton and helped you pack the night before you left & then you rang me from the airport asking for some last minute advice & checking what I’d packed in your bag, ha ha!!! I think you were off to Thailand & Greek Islands then….anyways have an awesome holiday, enjoy & come home safe xo Kylie, Ray & Luka

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Ha! Too funny – I remember those days. I was so green and you helped me go out confidently into the big wide world. Hope alls well with you babe – definitely keen to meet up for a well overdue coffee when I’m back xx

  8. nikki staadt says:

    kylie, i remember that! Zoe was so loaded up with front and back packs she could hardly walk! moving was near impossible, so she sent a lot of that stuff home when she reached singapore! Look at her now… seasoned adventurer. Gotta love that girl. xxx

  9. Sophia Marsh says:

    I’m sooo proud of you babe! Photos are amazing, as is the writing. It looks like you guys are having such a beautiful adventure. Missing you! Love Murph and Foz xxxxx

  10. Kat Urban says:

    Oh Zoe Marsh, I’ve fallen in love with you all over again!!! I love, love, love your blog and your photos are breathtaking! Even though my first love is sleeping under just the lavish five, you’re seriously inspiring to go sleep under the millions of stars out there!

    Keep having the time of your life, I look forward to hearing about the rest of your journey, lots of love to you and Tim my friend xxx Kat

  11. Tim Stetskamp says:

    I’m missing the lion mane and the way you spelled Emp(l)anadas wrong :-). Big kiss. GLG

  12. Sarah521A says:

    You are very animating 😀

  13. Jacqueline says:

    Incredible blog! Do you live in Africa now, or are you just traveling? Are you working there? I liked the part about the lion’s mane. I have golden curly hair, and it definitely looks like a lion’s mane at times! Your posts are stirring my inner curious wild child. May be time to get back off the road…

    • zoemarsh001 says:

      Thank you! My travels through South Africa were part of my round the world trip (you know – quit the job, quest for adventure, want to do some good in the world). I’ve just arrived back home in Oz and am finishing off my blog posts on South Africa. I’ve loved writing and taking photos so much, that I’m going to continue my blog from here. It’ll be along the same vibe – curious about life, things that inspire me, chasing adventure etc. Glad to hear it’s inspiring you too!

  14. Great blog and great idea! You’re very lucky to have the chance to take on such a big travel. I think everyone should just get up and go at some point in their lives, it makes for such an education experience!

  15. I love to pronounce Bobo.. 🙂 Great site. Great work. Great Bobo 🙂

  16. You’ve found a new follower, fantastic blog!

  17. My Process Diary says:

    zoè your photos are beautiful!

  18. Congrats on the Fresh Press. Your photos are wonderful–I look forward to seeing more from your travels. And if you’re still in a location with “different” food choices, you might like to read this!

  19. Rebecca says:

    What great posts! I’m glad I found your site.

  20. What a wonderful presentation. You really have a way with words. Reading your presentation made me smile 🙂

  21. Hi Z, I enjoyed reading your adventures, and looking through those beautiful photos! Looking forward to seeing more photos soon!

    Hugs, Sid

  22. Bookaholic girl. says:

    Very nice blog. I wish when i was older, i could travel and see the world like you. Why don’t you visti Việt Nam sometimes? It would be great 🙂

  23. Michelle Meehan says:

    Well you would certainly have plenty of material for creative writing 101 at newcastle uni now! Fabulous site Zoe – living vicariously through bobo while I chase my own adventures of motherhood!

    • Michelle! Hi there! Yes, I’ve got more than enough material to keep me going for a while 🙂 Funnily enough, I’m back at uni this year doing a masters. First week this week and it feels so weird to be studying again. Hope I can get back in the flow. Motherhood definitely sounds like an adventure – well done! (You’ve probably got loads of material yourself haha!) Thanks for popping by and reading! x

  24. Jacqueline says:

    Hi Zoe! Do you have an email I could contact you at? Want to talk to you about a potential project. Thanks!

  25. Good Morning! I wrote about your blog this morning, hope you didn’t mind…I linked back to you of course! Hope you have a great day and thanks for always giving me something great to read!


    PS. In Korean, Bobo means kiss kiss 🙂

  26. Jane Wilson says:

    Great site. Your pics are amazing!

  27. 72andrising says:

    Hi Bobo – also after your email for something that you might be interested in. 🙂

  28. only i have to say, WAU!!!!:) i love the pictures.. maybe i dont write right, because my english not so goog.. I live in finland…:D

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