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Wyatt Roy's Gap Year Looks Amazing

The former MP has an incredible Instagram game.

01/11/2016 10:54 AM AEDT | Updated 01/11/2016 11:31 AM AEDT
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Party time.

You know that friend that has a spiritual awakening, throws in their normal life, packs a backpack and lives like a carefree gypsy for a year on their round-the-world trip, taunting you with their amazing Instagram happy snaps?

That's Wyatt Roy at the moment.

The former MP for Longman, who lost his seat at the July election, has been doing some well-publicised travelling lately. He controversially took himself near the frontlines of the conflict in Iraq, coming within 100 kilometres of the 'declared zone' of Mosul, where it is an offence for Australians to enter. After being excoriated by his former colleagues in parliament -- on both sides of the political divide -- for spending time with the Kurdish Peshmerga, Roy apologised and kept on with his world trip.

And what a trip it has been. His latest holiday pics are from South America and they paint Roy as a motorcycle-riding, dog-patting, novelty hat-wearing nature photographer with a penchant for snapping llamas and staring wistfully at the ocean.

The road to nowhere #southamerica #chile #argentina

A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

#peakhour #roadtonowhere

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His latest pictures come from locations including Santiago, Buenos Aires, and more remote locations in Chile, Argentina and near the Bolivian border. We're not sure who's taking his Instagram pictures, but they're pretty great (#nofilter).

A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

Baby lama don't need no drama

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Then of course, there's this instant classic.

A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

Of course, it's just the latest leg of his gap year world tour, after stopping off in the Middle East a few weeks back.

The charm, courage & chaos of the Middle East #Israel #Jordan #Iraq #Kurdistan #UAE

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A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

A photo posted by Wyatt Roy (@wyattbeauroy) on

It seems like his fortune cookie was right on the money.

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