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….

Galapagos!!

The few days I spent in the Galapagos were absolutely amazing! The Galapagos is made up of a series of islands and I was staying on the island of Santa Cruz which has the largest population of any of the islands and is still pretty small. I went on two different snorkeling excursions and a…

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)…

My first stop in Chile…Santiago

There are some cities you travel to and it becomes more about the people and the hostel rather than the city itself. This is exactly what happened when I went to Santiago, Chile.  I stayed at La Chimba Hostel in Barrio Bellavista and immediately fell in love. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was…

Pretending to be a local in São Paulo

São Paulo can be a very overwhelming place for a backpacker since it is the largest city in South America and the 9th largest city in the world. I met some people when I was volunteering at a hostel in Rome and instantly bonded with them. Lucky for me, they live in São Paulo. I…