It's been a while. I know. I had some Life Things (i.e., a job search and a move) to deal with the past few months. So, the blog has been neglected. That's sad because I haven't even gotten to talk about some of my favorite places (Patagonia and Medellin, OMG). Now that I'm kinda sorta … Continue reading Alice Who?
When travelers say a location is "just like any other big city," chances are good that I'll end up liking it. Maybe I like to be contrarian. Maybe I arrive in the city with low expectations. Whatever the reason, it's just how things have worked. I'd met a few locals and travelers who said Santiago … Continue reading Santiago and Valparaiso
When I was in the Atacama Desert, "wow" was my word of the day...every day. The scenery was unreal. And the stars at night? Unbelievable. It was such a contrast from NYC, where I never even bothered to look at the night sky because I wouldn't have been able to see a single star anyway. … Continue reading The Atacama Desert
After crossing the border from Peru, Arica was my first stop in Chile. It's a mid-sized beach and desert city in the northern part of the country. I spent a couple of nights there, but honestly, I wouldn't have missed much if I had skipped it. The beach wasn't picturesque, and the city didn't contain … Continue reading Arica and Iquique
Peru was the country on my South America itinerary that I was least excited about, but I was so wrong to have underestimated it. I fell in love with the country. It doesn't matter what kind of scenery or vibe you're looking for (lakes, mountains, beaches, rainforests, big cities, history, food) - you'll find it … Continue reading Peru recap