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April 2012

Huanchaco – Trujillo’s Beach And Surfer’s Paradise

April 30, 2012

Me And Stefania

On my second day in Trujillo, Stefania, a friend of my couchsurfing host, invited me to the beach in nearby Huanchaco. The end of the summer was nearing, and she’d only been to the beach once or twice this summer. So, how could I refuse? Huanchaco was very different from Mancora. First, it was much […]

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Trujillo, Peru – The City Of Eternal Spring

April 28, 2012

Turtles!

I left the beautiful beaches of Mancra and… quickly found myself back in the Middle East! Ok, not exactly, but the Sechura Desert basically stretches from the north of the country to the south along the coast. Below are some pictures. City Center In Trujillo I learned that pretty much every city in Peru has […]

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Photo Friday – City Of Mountains And Volcanoes – Arequipa, Peru

April 27, 2012

City Of Mountains And Volcanoes - Taken 26-Apr-2012 - Arequipa, Peru

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Internet Access

April 26, 2012

WiFi Zone.. In A Bathroom

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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Peru Meets Peru, Nebraska

April 25, 2012

Peru Logo

I saw this video a long time ago, but now that I’m in Peru enjoying its wonderful people, culture, and food, I had to share it again. It’s a bit long, but I can promise you laughs and a greater insight into this amazing country! What happens when the country of Peru meets Peru, Nebraska…?

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Mancora, Peru – Beach, Beauty, And Getting My Mojo Back

April 24, 2012

Beautiful Mancora

I don’t know if I could have found a better entry point to Peru if I had tried. I decided to go to Mancora because going from Cuenca to Trujillo would have taken something like 20 hours and it made sense to stop somewhere in the middle. I was able to line up an article […]

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Is Your Imperfection Covering Up A Superpower?

April 23, 2012

Superman

I’m not sure when I realized it, but at some point when I was a teenager I realized my left breast was bigger than my right one and I became horribly self-conscious about it. I was heavier then, so their size was bigger and the difference was more exaggerated. I wore really baggy clothes partly […]

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Getting A Sim Card In Peru – Breaking The Law But Amazing Customer Service

April 21, 2012

The Sim Card

On my first day in Peru, I did what I always do on my first day in a new country – I went to a store to buy a sim card for my phone. This allows me to make local calls far, far cheaper than using my Danish sim card and local people can call […]

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Photo Friday – Peruvian Corn – Yauya, Peru

April 20, 2012

Peruvian Corn - Taken 11-Apr-2012 - Yauya, Peru

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Food

April 19, 2012

Amazing Mexican Street Food

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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Ecuador to Peru – Meeting My Second Home For The First Time

April 18, 2012

Peruvian Border Control

I wasn’t sad to leave Ecuador. Getting from Cuenca, Ecuador to Mancora, Peru seemed pretty straightforward. A company called Pullman Sucre offered the route directly, though you’d take them to the border, switch to another bus, and continue the journey. I opted to do the journey at night since it took 8 hours and I […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador – Ending Ecuador On A Great Note

April 17, 2012

Me Wearing A Panama Hat

I came to Cuenca so I could visit Ingapirca, but without question it was my favorite city in Ecuador. It’s relatively safe, it’s beautiful, well-organized, and historical. The climate is comfortable. With sun it’s a bit hot, but without it it’s a bit cold. At night it’s cool, but not too cold. But it seems […]

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Lost In Translation – I Can’t Spell, Apparently

April 16, 2012

Receipt

In Latin America I have had to spell my name out many, many times. I can honestly report that not a single time have the ten letters been transcribed correctly by the person on the other side – and that is when they actually try. Often they hand the pen or keyboard over to me […]

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Ingapirca – An Inca’s Face And Two Civilizations Living Together In Harmony

April 14, 2012

Inca Face

Ingapirca is a 66km/2.5 hour bus ride away from Cuenca. It’s a popular day trip for visitors as it gives some insight into the former inhabitants of this land, though many of the descendants of the Ingapirca builders still live in the surrounding areas. The pre-Columbian site was built on top of a previous Cañari settlement by […]

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Photo Friday – At One With Nature – Yauya, Peru

April 13, 2012

At One With Nature In The Peruvian Andes - Taken 9-Apr-2012 - Yauya, Peru

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – Accommodation

April 12, 2012

My Accommodation In Chichica, Panama

Many people have asked me how I could just leave my job and seemingly travel perpetually. How can I afford it? How do you find places to stay for free all the time? How do you find places to volunteer? All questions I’ve received by email, and now I’m sharing the secrets in a series […]

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I Am Off Balance

April 11, 2012

Yin And Yang

As I leave Baños I realized that I am off balance. I’m not in as good a mood as usual and something is just generally off. It didn’t help that in Baños I got sick again, battling giardia for the second time on this trip. But despite my illness, and despite the snafu in Lago […]

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