A Summary of My Mini World Tour

My last mini around the world trip was pretty random. 82 days. 27 cities. 9 countries. 15 flights. 10 different airlines. 12 books. 5 buses. 4 ferries. 2 trains. 1 Blabla! I am exhausted just thinking about it. I picked up books as I went along and left them wherever I finished them. Some I really…

Books travel just like people

When I travel I always have an actual book with me and not just a nook or a tablet. When I finish the book I leave it wherever I finished it and I leave my email address in the book with a little note. I have probably left over 50 books around the world and…

Bogota

I went to Colombia with the intent to just stay in Bogota and get a taste of Colombia. Little did I know that the Copa America was going on and that it would consume a few of my days there. I was able to watch two games and see Colombia beat Brazil and tie Peru….

Bogota Street Art

I went on a free graffiti tour through Bogota and once again, was blown away by what street art can be. The first graffiti in Bogota was written on the walls of caves by the indigenous Chibcha people. From there it evolved into a form of social commentary and cultural expression especially during the height of…

An Ecuadorian Wedding

My time in Quito was spent on vacation and not really being a tourist. Two of my wonderful friends got married and I was there to experience it. They put on quite a set of events for us. The first night was a girls night/boys night where we were driven around in chivas and had an…

It really is all about the journey 

Today was a simple travel day with a 2 hour flight. All I had to do was leave Quito and get to the Galapagos. Somehow this translated to a day that took about 6 hours to get from point A to point B.     It all started when I was actually very early (3 hours)…

Something other than Quito

I had two nights to spend in Quito between Bogota and The Galapagos. Quito airport isn’t exactly near Quito (think about a 30-45 minute drive) and I had some friends that were renting a car and traveling to some other cities Ecuador has to offer so I decided to tag along with them. I stayed…

I’m back on another adventure!

I know I have been MIA for a few, but I do have to work to fund these travels. But, I am back at it again for a few month trip to South America and Europe! It all started with a new backpack and a drop off at SFO for what should have been an easy…

I survived the driest place on earth

Technically Antarctica is the driest place on earth but that just seems odd since it’s full of ice. However, the driest place on earth is categorized by the amount of rainfall that is received annually and San Pedro de Atacama is the 2nd driest place on earth with less than .7inches of rain per year. I was…

Valparaíso through grafitti

Valparaíso is considered the cultural capital of Chile. One step on the street and you immediately see the vibrant colors of houses plastered with street art. Many street artists are formally trained in some sort of art degree and can skip the phases of tagging and bombing and go straight to street art. Valparíso is known…