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Islas y Huacas, Lago de Titicaca

Islas y Huacas, Lago de Titicaca

The harbor waters are still. Beyond the sheltered inlet a stiff wind whips the lake into whitecaps. My stomach doesn't much like these choppy waters. Lake Titicaca This body of water sits just over two miles above sea level and encompasses 3200 square miles, making it...

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Minca Jungle: In Search of Black Gold

Minca Jungle: In Search of Black Gold

When I say Colombia, most people think about a notorious drug lord and the most dangerous comuna in the world. But when I hear Colombia, my mind drifts off to the one thing that is able to wake me up in the morning: coffee. Colombia is often regarded as one of the top...

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Investigating Escobar’s Legacy in Medellìn

Investigating Escobar’s Legacy in Medellìn

“Don’t mind the bullet holes,” was the first thing our guide Stiven told me. They recently tried to kidnap Roberto, because people still think he knows where his brother buried his fortune. Which of course is easy to think, given the fact that Roberto was the...

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Jardín, Colombia — Wandering a Pastel Pueblo

Jardín, Colombia — Wandering a Pastel Pueblo

One of the travel rules I try to live by is following the advice of others. Tourists, long-term travelers, or locals. The “who” tends to not matter as much as the “where”. People who’ve been in a country for a while have the best insight. Whether it be for...

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The Beautiful Landscapes of Northwest Argentina

The Beautiful Landscapes of Northwest Argentina

The two northern regions comprised of Salta and Jujuy are in pair with Patagonia when it comes to beautiful nature. I was only getting used to the snow-capped mountains and myriad turquoise lakes of the south. I’m suddenly teleported to a very different scenery: the...

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Parque Nacional Tayrona, Colombia: A Hundred Places in One

Parque Nacional Tayrona, Colombia: A Hundred Places in One

I have a problem with procrastination. Actually, I wouldn’t call it a problem. That insinuates that it creates a detriment to my daily life. It never does. Somehow among the hours wasted, I manage to finish whatever task needs to get done. I’m a successful...

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Fall in Love with the Falkland Islands

Fall in Love with the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands is a wild and unspoilt archipelago of 776 small and mainly uninhabitable bits of land, with two large islands deep in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. This British Overseas Territory has been the subject of ownership disputes...

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Four Days in Asuncion, Paraguay

Four Days in Asuncion, Paraguay

For everybody who is looking to explore exotic ruins, visit colonial towns and stunningly lush rain forests - Paraguay has it all. Paraguay is one of those places that is often overlooked by people visiting South America. However, landlocked in between Brazil,...

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Easter Island: Land of the Moai

Easter Island: Land of the Moai

I have always been fascinated by the Moai statues and knew I wanted to visit Easter Island someday. The story of the people fascinate me—an ancient and complex civilization on a small, remote island in the Pacific mostly unimpacted by outsiders that peaked and...

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Jardín, Colombia

Jardín, Colombia

The little town of Jardín, nestled in the Andes, is an impossibly charming village with traditionally white-washed houses and brightly painted doors. It is a three-hour bus ride from Medellín, but it feels worlds away from Colombia’s second largest city. My...

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Four Days of Silence in Lago Grey, Patagonia

Four Days of Silence in Lago Grey, Patagonia

I never thought silence can be so loud. That was the thought that soared to my mind as my wife and I stepped into the Martian landscape of Lago Grey in the Torres del Paine National Park. This was our honeymoon and the black, misty shores of the glacial lake wasn’t...

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