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South America

Cordillera Huayhuash

I should have known things were going to go awry when I caught food poisoning the night before we left. I haven’t had it in over 25 years, but the night before the biggest hike of my life and…pow! I had signed up with…

South America

Mancora to Huaraz – The Two Faces of Peru

After action-packed Ecuador in rather frigid temps, a few days on the beach in Peru was more than welcomed. The only obstacle was another eight-hour roller coaster of a bus ride to get there, but I needed some heat and sand and something to…

South America

Quito

My first day in Quito should have been a hint that this stop was going to be…exciting. I was walking in Old Town for no more than 20 minutes when I heard the crowds. I followed the noise all the way to Plaza de…

South America

Surviving the Bus from Colombia to Ecuador

A long trek across countries isn’t always torture. I’ve done plenty, and I will do more. However, multiple bus rides that last three days and total about 30 hours is pretty darn close. Nonetheless, Colombia to Ecuador can be done with relative ease if…

South America

Medellin

As we continued downward, I thought for sure I was going to throw up. My mouth was watering, and I could feel my stomach churning to make its move. Any minute disaster was going to strike all over my lap, and I was powerless…