South America

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zombies, Europe, south america

Where I will be when the zombies come

by Dani Z

Barcelona — Three years ago my husband (then boyfriend) and I were driving down a mountain in Ecuador. We were on a motorcycle and it was at the midway point of a five month journey from Cartagena, Colombia to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. So far, sailing had been pretty smooth - it was before I would hitch hike through the Peruvian desert alone, before he would, with a high fever, navigate the mountain pass from ...

Travel, peru, south america

One more drive across the Andes.

by Aaron Palabyab

Caylloma province — 13 hours on the road from Cusco to the isolated Colca Valley today. As we descended down to the valley from 4910M - higher than the highest peak in Europe - the setting sun silhouetted the smoking pea...

hiking, Travel, south america

The Lares Trail Trek - like The Lord of the Rings, with llamas.

by Aaron Palabyab

Aguas calientes — Just finished 3D/2N Lares Trail Trek, the non-tourist alternative to the famous Inca Trail Trek. Like the Lord of the Rings with llamas, the scenery was breathtaking at literally every moment. We camp...

Travel, peru, south america

The Peruvian adventure begins

by Connie Tsang

Iquitos — I left my home 24 hours and four flights ago, and I’ve finally landed in Iquitos, the largest city in the world not accessible by road. This, combined with the fact that it’s warm year-round means tha...

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