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Tracy Johnson
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Traveling without and within to shine a light on the purpose of challenge
Interests: Travel Culture Writing Photography and videography
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We have a brand new more user friendly and findable website!! After years of traveling with clients and listening to their needs, Spirit of South America provides more information in the form of complete itineraries for both private guided bespoke... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at NW Nomad
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ILLUSION - The Narcissism Novels, Part 1 is published today. The story revolves around Isobel Hobson, a successful interior designer struggling with career and being a single mother. Having grown up as the only daughter of a narcissistic mother, Isobel... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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We have been having a wild October, on the road every single day this month with some great clients from New York, Winnipeg and London, UK. All have had a wonderful time, no doubt fueled by the private wine tastings... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at NW Nomad
Is anyone as confused as I am regarding the difference between a narcissist, sociopath and psychopath? As a psychology major, I know the difference in psych terms, but am flummoxed by how they are being used in support groups and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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After the narcissistic relationship, you look at the person you have selected to do business with or to hire for some important task, such as a doctor and realize they are a narcissist! There are all the traits plain as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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After living with a Narcissist, whether lover or mother, we harbor a huge amount of ongoing fall-out from the narcissism catastrophe, it is trauma and I don't believe catastrophe is too dramatic a term. There seem to be a number... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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Research tells us 80 or 90% of women hate something about their body. We feel inadequate, not good enough, because we have larger thighs than Kate Moss or our arms are starting to shake a little when we reach for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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Anyone who grew up with a narcissist, especially a mother with narcissistic personality disorder, knows how hard it is to trust that charming man they are falling for. Will he pull the rug out from under us as soon as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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If you're off on a trip, don't forget to pack a good read on your Kindle and what better than a book set in the country you're heading off to. Two novels set in South America come recommended by me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at NW Nomad
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Later this afternoon Kindleboards will be featuring LAST TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES - the Novel in its special feature Book Discovery Day. As a celebration, both Last Tango and AND THEN THE MAGIC BEGAN will be on offer at Amazon... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
Tracy Johnson has shared their blog NW Nomad
Sep 15, 2013
Tracy Johnson has shared their blog Last Tango in Buenos Aires
Sep 15, 2013
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We've been hard at it for what seems like forever re-branding North West Nomad to encompass travel in throughout Latin America, throughout Argentina and along the length of the Andes from Peru to Patagonia. Thank you to everyone who has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at NW Nomad
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There's a promo going on today over at the Kindle Boards site - highlighting my second novel "And Then the Magic Began" - check it out here I was out there on the XPlorPreneur trail when I wrote "Magic", penning... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Last Tango in Buenos Aires
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The blog's title refers to the title of my second book "And Then the Magic Began" currently in formatting stage pre-publishing. After posting various cover design questions and the blurb questions to the book's Facebook fan page, I realised I wanted a bigger forum for people to discuss the new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at And Then the Magic Began
Hi Sandy Sorry this happened to you. If everything happens to us as a learning experience, then relationships with Argentine men are a PhD. One male commenter here said we were behaving as idiots - he meant that he couldnt understand why we accepted this behaviour. I think it shows that love is not passion and it isnt instant and when a man behaves as though you are too goof (sorry, good) to be true, you are. Hes not seeing the real you, like Narcissus he sees only his reflection in you.
Oh God Marie, what a sad sad story - again. You know if this blog had been around 17 years ago you probably wouldnt have listened. We always hope and dream it will be different for us. I agree - what is so horrible is the inability to be honest. Not so much the cheating (although of course thats rotten) but the bare-faced lying along with the cheating. And Argentines seem to have the amazing ability to drop the love of their life without a second thought. I live on a property with a woman who was married sixteen years and he left without talking it through, only to start yet another family with a younger girl from the pueblo. For her too it was the lying and lack of communication that hurt most. Why they are so cruel as to disappear without a word, without an explanation or a goodbye, I just dont know. Its inhumane especially to someone you once claimed to love so much. I still think love means nothing to many. However I think that we have to rise through it. What I mean is, dont let him ruin your life Marie. People may tell you that you will get over it in time - Perhaps you wont. I believe there are some hurts so deep you never really recover. But you have to keep going forward. Guard your heart but dont close it. A man made a comment to this blog that we women falling for this are stupid. At the time I thought this a bit harsh but I see where hes going. It is our choice to fall for the passion, the promises, the adoration. Because we need that. But for centuries (Casanova, Lord Byron) its been the same - women driven insane by the lies of men. We have to get past this need for adoration. In all my travels around South America - every country - I have been told the same thing. That Latino men will not be alone. They may be miserable but they will wait for a replacement. If you are apart from a Latino man, your relationship is pretty sure to break because of this. They cant live without a woman. For you personally, just let yourself be hurt but everytime you feel rotten, tell yourself its Okay, you have suffered but you will come through. Dont let him destroy your life and trust. Think of love and believe in it but meanwhile be very loving to yourself. Besos.
Dieudonne - I understand that. It is one f the psychological definitions of love - that people project their needs on the person they are idealizing. we all have to wait and see clearly the person offering themselves to us. Suerte
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Those of you who have travelled with us know that we often visit the Shaman in Purmamarca for a reading of the equilibrium in the body. The majority of people living in the Northern Pueblos still prefer to use the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at NW Nomad
I should say I am not on holiday here - but have lived here for years and I do think its possible to make gernalisations about the national identity of various countries and YES I can distinguish a Texan from a New Yorker which proves the point. I and the mant commenters here arent talking about unfaithfulness but rather the Bullshit - that a man can tell you in all seriousness that he loves you one night and vanish the next taking all your camera equipment with him. Okay that was only Diego GAmbino and I dont think that all Argentines are thieves, only that their words are meaningless - this is not so likely in other countries.
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So many clients have asked about photos from the site and their trip (especially if weather and other calamities have prevailed) and I've had so much trouble with fulfillment from my Tracy Johnson Photography Website but now I have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at NW Nomad
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Last sunday, touring with three Ozzies, we came into Seclantas, a teeny pueblo of 900 inhabitants nestled in the Calchaqui Valley to the busiest day I've seen in the last three years of visitng. It was the Fiesta de San... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at NW Nomad
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Just back from a five day tour with three Aussie chicas - great fun with the food and wine adventurers but this trip was amazing for highlighting almost every situation possible with the roads in Salta and Jujuy, NW Argentina.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at NW Nomad
Kaye If you like this man and want to continue seeing him but at the same time protect your heart, you must do just that. dont fall into the trap of being the most special girl in the world. A friend of mine here made a super-succinct observation about Argentines - They live completely in the moment and dont or unable, to think to a future. When you are together you are the most important thing because you might make him feel good right then or because hes horny but it in that moment. Be really clear about this - that moment. You are thinking future, he is thinking that moment. You can be the love of his life in a moment and hes gone the next. Literally the next. It causes so many women so much pain and is hard to overcome as you tend to question was it ever even real. It was real- for a moment.
I'm sure yo have read the classics - Women have always behaved like that in their quest for true love and partnership or maybe just for security. That's the point of the book - the different women behave the same, play the chamus at their own game or walk away - I thought Jennifer was a good character in that she tries and when it fails she walks but she keeps trying and doesnt get bitter and depressed or hang herself from the rafters. Its supposed to show women that they have options other than to kowtow to a man My new novel is also about a tragic love affair although I dont think you can categorise love in levels of depth. studies show that if you break in the first 6 months of an affair it can be as traumatic as getting off heroin