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American Market Vs. Peruvian Market

August 4, 2012

Pig Head With Tongue Sticking Out

I went to a market in North Carolina and it really struck me how different markets are across the world. I was used to the markets of Latin America, and coming back to the U.S. was a bit of culture shock. Admittedly, the pictures from the Peruvian market are misleading. There are also fruit and […]

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Que Caro Es Ser Pobre – The Police Are The Problem, Not The Solution

August 1, 2012

police In Panama

When I was volunteering at Maya Pedal in Guatemala there was a sign on the wall that said “Que Caro Es Ser Pobre”. It means “How expensive it is to be poor.” As I travel through many of the world’s “poor” countries, I am writing a series of articles about how expensive it is to be poor. […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Best Photographs

July 25, 2012

Resting Puppy - Chichica, Panama

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Faces Of Latin America

July 24, 2012

Yoloaiquin, El Salvador

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Volunteering

July 23, 2012

Comencemos - Yoloaiquin, El Salvador

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Reminders Of Home

July 21, 2012

Brutus Buckeye Hat - Huaraz, Peru

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Best Videos

July 19, 2012

The Cocora Valley, Salento, Colombia

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Beds I Slept In

July 18, 2012

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Transportation

July 17, 2012

The Announcemobile - Casma, Peru

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Funny Stuff

July 16, 2012

Use The Toilet Sitting Down - But Don't Pull Down Your Pants - Colombia

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Flags & License Plates

July 14, 2012

Panama

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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The Best Of Latin America – Food

July 12, 2012

Guinea Pig

Latin America will always be a special place for me. It’s where I started The Happy Nomad Tour and spent nine months of my life traveling, volunteering, and getting to know another way of life. I also finally learned Spanish In this series I will share “The Best Of Latin America” in pictures. The pictures […]

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One Music Video, The Heart Of Latin America

July 11, 2012

calle 13 - latinoamerica

This video was filmed in Peru and, apart from being a beautiful song, shows the many faces, lives, lifestyles, and scenes that exist in Latin America (more specifically, Peru.. since Peru has everything :)) Give it a listen and a watch. I think you’ll like it.

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Leaving Peru, Arriving In The U.S., A Sad Goodbye, And An Unexpected Hello!

July 10, 2012

Cleveland From The Air

Well, the time has finally come to move on. It’s hard to imagine I arrived in San Luis Potosi, Mexico exactly 9 months ago. I had traveled quite a bit before starting The Happy Nomad Tour, but never in Latin America. And what an experience it has been. Leaving Peru was like waking up from […]

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Farewell Fiesta

July 9, 2012

A Really Happy Nomad

Farewell It was hard saying goodbye even though my next destination was “home,” though my immediate family no longer lives there. I had great things planned for my Crazy Hair Fundraiser, etc. But Latin America is a special place that really grew on me. Toward the end of my time there, many things bothered me. […]

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How To Make The Best Juice Ever

July 7, 2012

12 Ready To Drink

As I mentioned in my post about Cusco, I fell in love with lucuma+mango juice in Peru. When I got to Lima for the second time, I indulged in lucuma+mango juice like it was my job. Below is a tutorial on how to make your own, though finding lucuma in most places is impossible. According […]

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Jatun Nani – Breaking The Poverty Cycle In The City With Books

July 5, 2012

Mobile Library At The Construction Site

You may recall my article about spending a week in Yauya, a Peruvian village to small to show up in Google Maps, and the amazing work Consuelo Pasco has done to bring a library there and fill the schools with books. Reunion While in Lima, I was able to meet Consuelo under different circumstances. I […]

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