Monthly Archive: June 2014

San Pedro De Atacama: A land of wonder and extremes

Biking the boards out to the dunes with Alvaro

As I look out over the desolate dry landscape of the Atacama with it’s valleys, canyons, huge sand dunes, and salt flats, I can’t help but think that it’s one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been. Sure, Iceland had great scenery, Death Valley was cool, but what makes the Atacama so amazing are …

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Shop ’till you drop!… Or run out of soles

Cusco Peru reminds me a little bit of Venice. The streets are narrow, and are everywhere going every which way, giving Cusco the feel of a small town when in reality it’s pretty large with a population of 350,000. The buildings are tall and squeezed close together in the back streets and there are shops …

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Hiking Rapa Nui

Watching the waves break from inside a cave.

On our third day on Rapa Nui, we went on a nine mile hike with our guide, Tomy. The hike was mostly an uphill one, and we spent the majority of the day trekking through knee high grass along the coast. The scenery was absolutely amazing. Along our right side, there were grassy slopes and …

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