Category Archives: preachy-teachy

I Went To Leon And All I Got Was This Lousy Self-Realization

Travel is full of teachable moments, whether you want it to be or not.  American popular culture is saturated with tales of transformation in which Joe or Jane Stressful travel to an exotic destination and learn x,y, or z about … Continue reading

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Strange Fruit

As Mark mentioned in his previous post, whilst still in Ecuador, we bought a plane ticket for the wrong day while planning our initial days in Colombia. In a perfect world where all places visited are equal, this little snafu … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag In The Intag?

Alirio Ramirez seemed liked a nice guy, but was a little hard to get a read on. After a quick hello, we jumped into his pick-up truck to make the journey to Junin. His disposition struck me as a bit … Continue reading

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A Note About Markets . . .

For those of you who have been following our posts, by now you’re well-aware of one thing (as this might be the fifth time I’ve mentioned it): Mark and I are big fans of markets. We love to take our … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up

After 40 hours of bus rides, multiple plates of ceviche and one presidential election, we have arrived at the northern coastal gates of Peru.

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Jungle Boogey

Before we embarked on our journey to “head into the jungle,” I have to admit that I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. Sure, I knew we’d be trekking through areas of dense forest where the air was plenty humid … Continue reading

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The Wonders Of Madidi

There are places in our world that defy and expand one’s notion of what is possible, that leave you speechless and forever changed for having been there. Not since the forests of Chilean Patagonia had we entered such a land, … Continue reading

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Creepy-Crawly Shakazooloo

Today, I’d love to fill you in on a little secret. In case you weren’t already aware, I’m a bit of a wuss (woos? wus?). Sure, I talk a good game about camping in desolate areas, hiking in the wilderness, … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well, Sucre

It has been three weeks and a day since we arrived in Sucre, after two months on the road in Argentina and Chile. Today, our final day in Sucre, we offer an official Andes Not The Mint Post Of Appreciation … Continue reading

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24 De Marzo

March 24th marked the 35th anniversary of Argentina’s military coup, an event funded and supported by the CIA, which gave rise to a repressive dictatorship responsible for the disappearance of over 30,000 Argentine citizens. The last few days, there’s been … Continue reading

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