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Today, I Am Tarzan

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 17, 2018 We were up bright an early for a nature walk. Jaime is big into jungle medicine and he had us try all different kinds of edible things (he always ate or drank them first, so we knew it was safe). Riika was suffering from a …

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Into the Jungle

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 16, 2018 Mom and I were up much earlier than we needed to be, so we took our time enjoying the hostel’s breakfast, including some weird rainforest version of a tamale, wrapped in a massive leaf. Our guide, Jaime (hi-me), picked us up at 9:00, and we …

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In the Rainforest Without a Raincoat

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 15, 2018 Before our flight from Cusco to Iquitos (with a connection in Lima), we got to sleep in until six AM. I was so sleep-deprived at this point that it felt like a luxury. We had breakfast in the hostel with the other early risers, most …

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Machupicchu (La Segunda Vez)

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 14, 2018 Machupicchu, take two! This time, I hiked up. Mom took the bus, but the rest of us hoofed it. We were up way before dawn, at about 3:45 in the morning. We walked through the pouring rain to the footbridge across the river, which didn’t …

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6 Dec | Via D'Agostino | No Comments

The Salkantay Trek

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 10-13, 2018 While in Perú I hiked to Choquequirao and around Ausangate, but this was my first time doing anything more than a day trip with a guide. Having flown solo so many other times I was positive I could make it without a group, but Mom …

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5 Dec | Via D'Agostino | One Comment

The End Is Nigh

89 Days a Wanderer: Days 88 and 89 November 8-9, 2018 With the number of classes I had left dwindling into the single digits, my Quechua professor had a family emergency. Every day that I spent in Cusco brought the arrival of my mom and the beginning of the next adventure drawing closer, until, at long …

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