Tortugas Beach – Casma’s Rocky Beach Surrounded By Sand And Desert

May 8, 2012

The Beach

When I got to Casma, everyone told me I had to visit Tortugas, the beach, and Sechin, the ancient ruins. Both are just outside of town. On my first weekend I visited Tortugas. It was small, as expected, but there was no sand! It just seems unjust that a place surrounded by desert has no […]

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Volunteering At Fiore Peru – Teaching English And Teaching Myself How To Teach

May 7, 2012

My Class Of Youngsters

My volunteering opportunity in Casma was to teach introductory English to a class of kids between 11 and 15 years old, and give private lessons to a 15-year-old and 21-year-old who have a more advanced level. Man, it was hard! One of the passions I identified as part of The Happiness Plunge process was teaching. […]

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The Sechin Ruins – The Oldest Settlement In The Americas

May 5, 2012

The Site And The Landscape

The Sechin Ruins are a must visit if you are in Casma. Set just outside the city, it’s a simple taxi ride away. The ruins are said to be 5500-years-old (well before the Incas). In fact, it’s the oldest known urban settlement in all of the Americas. To give some context, this site is older […]

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Photo Friday – “Are You Seeing What I’m Seeing?” – Machu Pichu, Peru

May 4, 2012

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How The Happy Nomad Tour Rolls – “How Can You Afford It?”

May 3, 2012

The Nomadmobile

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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Casma, Peru – A Wonderful Desert Town I Called Home

May 2, 2012

Casma, Peru

It’s kind of funny how I ended up in Casma. I shot for Trujillo, Peru’s third biggest city, and ended up in Casma, a small village. I searched for volunteering opportunities in Trujillo and found Fiore Peru. They told me they needed help teaching English in Casma and I was in! As mentioned in my […]

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Chimbote, Peru – An Unexpected Stop Due To A Protest

May 1, 2012

Me With A Bag Of Blackberry Goo

As I mentioned about in my post about Trujillo, a protest by miners blocked the road between Chimbote and Casma. I could have stayed in Trujillo, but I really wanted to get out of there. I didn’t like my living situation. While having lunch, I contacted the three people in Couchsurfing in Chimbote and all […]

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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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