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South America

South America
July 31, 2019

The Slow Boat to Manaus

Life is pretty routine when you're traveling the Amazon river by cargo ship: Every day you wake up at exactly 5.30AM and mingle with people from another world. Tiny white…
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South America
July 26, 2019

Meeting Pachamama on the Salkantay Trail

On an out-of-the-way hiking trail in the Andes, an American traveler gets a helping hand from the local deity. “First, we give to Pachamama,” Chachi said, opening his bottle of…
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South America
June 10, 2019

The Donkey and the Cellphone

Spanish language and stars make for a heady moment on Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. “Here,” my teacher said, handing me a cup of mate de…
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South America
June 28, 2018

Fear and Perspective in Guayaquil, Ecuador

When a 21 year old female solo traveler finds herself in Ecuador's most infamous city, even a short walk to the bank feels like Mission Impossible. “¿Hablas Español?” The taxi driver…
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