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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Memories from Four Months in South America (A Series)


Old Town / Cartagena, Colombia
Old Town / Cartagena, Colombia

Instagram may have ruined it for me. I used to write a lot, I used to be able to write many thoughts, stories. And yet here I am, intimidated by a whole blank white page, with just two lines written. Instagram has made us share a lot, and share quickly. I miss reading travel blog posts. Those lengthy ones with lots of photos, like you’re there with the writer experiencing it with them.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Bolivian Altiplano : Lagunas, Fumaroles, Flamingos, and Vicuñas



Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
Laguna Colorada

The next two days we just went higher and higher to see the mountains and lakes of the Bolivian Altiplano. Unlike the mountain ranges of the Himalayas or the Peruvian Andes, the Bolivian Altiplano has smaller mountains, volcanos, and lakes. The lakes in the Bolivian Altiplano also have different colors due to the abundance of minerals. The landscape out there was just insane.

Bolivian Altiplano : Deserts and Rock Formations



Laguna Blanca, Bolivia
Laguna Blanca

The next two days we just went higher and higher to see the mountains and lakes of the Bolivian Altiplano. Unlike the mountain ranges of the Himalayas or the Peruvian Andes, the Bolivian Altiplano has smaller mountains, volcanos, and lakes. The lakes in the Bolivian Altiplano also have different colors due to the abundance of minerals. The landscape out there was just insane.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni



Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Finally, we’re headed to Bolivia! My last leg in South America! The Salar de Uyuni and the Bolivian Andes. So glad my friend Kat was able to extend her trip and also go with me to Bolivia. This particular adventure has been the first inspiration for this trip. I remember my ex talking about Salar de Uyuni with such wonder in his eyes, showing me photos from his own trip. Several people I’ve met during my travels also referred to it as the highlight of their South America travels.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Trekking the Peruvian Andes: Huayhuash Trek (Part 2)



Huayhuash Trek, Peru
Trapasio Pass, 5041m


DAY 4: TRAPASIO PASS AT 5,041M – CUYOC CAMPSITE AT 4,400M 

“You can go ahead if you want” Jesus told me during the start of our trek for the day. And that’s what I did. I decided to try to walk with the fast group, or at least keep up with them. I just didn’t want to experience the same ordeal the day before by taking too much time.