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Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, RTW, South America, Uruguay

Travel History: 2011

Travel History: 2011

2011 is divided. I spent the first 4 months completing my undergraduate degree in Ottawa, Canada. I only made it out of the city during my Reading Week and headed to Mount Tremblant, Quebec to snowboard. In February I accepted a job in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved there in May. I stayed in my position until December 2011 and then began traveling South America for the last leg of 2011 and into 2012. So Far – I’ve had an incredible year. Spending 8 months in 2011 in South America learning Spanish, meeting so many incredible people both working and traveling, and getting a new understanding of myself and knowledge that I want to return to school for my Masters degree.

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Argentina, South America

Buenos Aires – I Just Don’t Like You

Buenos Aires – I Just Don’t Like You

Some cities you visit you instantly fall in love with. This time, it didn’t happen. There was a honeymoon period where I kept my mind open and tried to experience what the city has to offer. But after 7 months living and working in the city I’ve had the time to form an opinion and let it sit in; Buenos Aires – I Just Don’t Like You.

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Argentina, Asia, Bolivia, Canada, Europe, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, North America, Peru, South America, Thailand, Travel Info, Vietnam

Valentine’s Day: Things I Love But Probably Shouldn’t

Valentine’s Day: Things I Love But Probably Shouldn’t

The Gift of a Grass Heart given to me by my friend Ping of the Muong people, in Sapa, Vietnam

Valentine’s Day is a day of love. So I am dedicating this post to all things I love. but probably shouldn’t. 

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Argentina, South America

Small town joy – Tilcara and Humahuaca, Argentina

I left Salta in the early afternoon to come to Tilcara. It is a tiny village 4 hours north of Salta. I arrived after a beautiful bus ride through rolling mountains of vibrant colours of red and oranges. Upon exiting the bus, a man approached me, his name is Martin, and asked me if I had a place to stay. I had nothing in mind so I followed him to his hostel. At 25 ARG Pesos ($6.25 CAN) per night including breakfast – thats a pretty good deal!

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Argentina, South America

Running into Carnival in Salta, Argentina

I do love the vibe of this city, its easy flow and its cheerful people. When I sat in the central plaza with the sun in the clear blue sky, all I hear is laughter and friendly conversations. The old man next to me calls out to about 10 of his friends who are passing by. This is the good life.

Carnival Anybody?

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Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Argentina, South America

La Quebrada de las Conchas

I had a 10 hour bus ride across the Andes from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Salta Argentina. We crossed at the Jama Border crossing. I had the cream of the crop seat, at the very front of the double decker bus on the second floor. I had an amazing view of the whole trip. Arriving in Salta, I was met with good luck – I was invited on a day trip through La Quebrada de las Conchas en route to Cafayate, Argentina.

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