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Help Me Support Literacy in Bolivia

For those of you who’ve followed this adventure for a while understand that everything I do has a purpose. The “missions” I set out on are organized to learn about specific aspects of a country and it’s culture. Tourist 2 Townie began in Argentina with learning Spanish and finding a local job and then moved to Colombia to trade my …

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Travel Mates or Backpacking Solo – Which is Better?

It’s a question that travellers have pondered for decades: should you backpack with others or go it alone? The fact that we’re still talking about it now basically means there is no definitive answer. In short, there are pros and cons to both. It’s how these personally relate to you that matter. Let’s look at backpacking together. When you travel …

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FOTO FRIDAY: Circuito Magico del Agua

El Circuito Magico del Agua (The Magic Water Circuit) was one of the highlights from Lima, Peru. I took a date one evening to checkout all the water works and it made for a grand time. We watched the main “El Circuito Magico del Agua” show, messed around with shadow photos and even took a little kids train ride around …

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Colca Visuals: Deep Canyons sin Condors

A 3:30am wake-up call for a 2-day guided tour doesn’t get me excited. I pulled myself up into the crowded tour bus and stumbled my way to the back where I took a quick survey of the talent pool before passing out for the next 2 hours. Still not excited. It was a long ride from downtown Arequipa to the …

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Sambo’s Monkeymentary

**Watch in HD** On day 1 of volunteering at Paseo Los Monos Monkey Rescue Center in Puyo, Ecuador my camera was confiscated by Sambo, the alpha woolly monkey. He told me I could have it back at the end of the week, but not before he put together this short video explaining his life at “the Monkey Ranch”. If you …