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Trip: South America

There are [40] stories from my trip: South America

Where are you, sun?!

PERU | Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Views [408]

Okay, I love traveling so much, but I hate leaving places behind. Which I suppose is really bad if you're backpacking, but it's just so depressing every time I leave. In every city so far, when I'm going that day, I feel so...down. I'm not sure why, ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

Surfer chica

PERU | Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 | Views [481] | Comments [1]

Uh oh, I've been missing out on updating my blog a bit lately, sorry everyone! Well I don't have much of interest to post, unfortunately. Huanchaco is gorgeous, though I think I will much more appreciate it when I return in the Peruvian summer, because ... Read more >

Tags: friends

Just a quick note

PERU | Sunday, 10 Jun 2007 | Views [331]

Finding someone to flirt with in S America is the best way to practice your Spanish and start to develop your vocabulary. All day I've been hanging out with my surf instructor, and all day I've managed to hold conversation and successfully communicate ... Read more >

Tags: party time

Surprise, surprise

PERU | Sunday, 10 Jun 2007 | Views [403]

Well, I did something no one (including myself) ever expected me to do... I surfed! I woke up hot, sunburned and covered in sand, looked up at the bamboo ceiling and thought "This must be what it feels like to be a surfer. If I was in Hawaii, ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine

Sand, sunburn, and salt water

PERU | Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | Views [657] | Comments [2]

And I have arrived in magical Mancora, a sunny beach town in North-Western Peru! Let me tell you it is heaven. Miles of beach hugging pristine-clean and clear waters of the sea, bamboo-with-straw-roofed shops selling sarongs, shell and hemp necklaces, ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine

Kirsten on a horse?

ECUADOR | Sunday, 3 Jun 2007 | Views [519] | Comments [1]

¡Dios mio! Today at 9 o'clock, me, 2 Germans, a Dutch girl, a Belgian girl and two fine Ecuadorian guides departed the hostel for 7 hours of horseback riding. Considering that none of us ride but the Belgian girl, it was quite the adventure through ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors


ECUADOR | Saturday, 2 Jun 2007 | Views [1257] | Comments [1]

Ooh I went to my first salsa club, La Mesa, in Cuenca! It was so exciting! Okay, so I can't dance salsa...but one of the waiters who works at the hostel we were staying at came (followed by the other two when the restaurant closed at 12) and we sort ... Read more >

Tags: relaxation

Devil's Nose? I think not.

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | Views [458] | Comments [2]

Whew! That was an interesting couple of days! So I left on May 26th (after a night of drinking and exploring with the Swedish girls) for Riobamba, only to realize when I got off the bus...I don't know where I'm going. So of course, immediately I located ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Turning around

ECUADOR | Saturday, 26 May 2007 | Views [1090] | Comments [1]

So after my last post, I went back to the hostal and knocked on the neighboring backpackers' room door to introduce myself, and well we are all surprised to find out that I had met them only days earlier at Crossroads in Quito! What are the chances?! ... Read more >

Tags: people

Bit of a fright, to say the least

ECUADOR | Thursday, 24 May 2007 | Views [959] | Comments [1]

I had the scariest hour and a half of my life today. First, I felt very very proud of myself- I had gotten a cab to the bus station, and was pleasantly surprised to learn that the station is very simply laid out and within 10 minutes, I had my ticket ... Read more >

Tags: misadventures

Off to Mindo, finally!

CANADA | Thursday, 24 May 2007 | Views [365]

Well last night I ended up going to another Pub Quiz with Keith (Irish guy), Helen (British girl), Atlanta chick, and Melanie and Fabien (Swiss couple)! AND WE WON!! It was only me, Keith, and Helen on the team because it was a 4-person limit, and ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

¿Que tal?

CANADA | Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | Views [604]

Well, I'm afraid I have nothing of interest to tell you...at 10:30 on Saturday night me and 6 or 7 other hostal folks (Helen, Tom, Casey, Keith, cute English guy, cute Swiss girl, and others) went out into the night with the plans of dancing and getting ... Read more >

Tags: markets

Quito my Love

CANADA | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Views [619] | Comments [1]

Ah you can't believe how rad it is to be in the bars and even now, in the cafe I'm in right now, to hear Cafe Tacuba and Julieta Venegas! I LOVE CAFE TACUBA AND JULIETA VENEGAS!! And they play it everywhere! I know this isn't exciting to anyone but ... Read more >

Tags: friends


ECUADOR | Sunday, 13 May 2007 | Views [666] | Comments [4]

So for the next two or three days I'm staying with an Ecuadorian-American girl, Christine, who's currently living here going to med school. I met her on the very wonderful Couchsurfing.com and she's offered me a place to stay for my first few days here ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel

First day out

CANADA | Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [426] | Comments [1]

I woke up this morning to a BEAUTIFUL sunny day, a nice beginning to Ecuador. I paid for my night and then went out wandering the streets. Last night when I had arrived a lot of thoughts were going through my hazy head, after seeing the vastness of ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Touching down

ECUADOR | Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [409]

Hooray, I had made it to LA for my 5-hour layover! The moment of joy was quickly shot down as I realized the task that lay ahead; finding anything. I asked seven different employees, receiving seven different (or nondescript) replies. Eventually, a ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

A little poem

ECUADOR | Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [489]

a horizon of lilacs and roses is blurred past sight and the flaming sun reflects off the airplane's wing painting it hot I'll never let go of these moments, suspended above long and lush California thin streams of cloud are no longer white objects ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel

Only three days?

CANADA | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [333] | Comments [2]

Three more days, baby! I'm leaving for Vancouver on Tuesday, and will be in the air by 6:30pm Wednesday. It's almost unreal. I've been imagining it for years, and suddenly it's actually happening. It's a bit unnerving. I have to stop myself from thinking ... Read more >

Tags: the planning phase

How much longer?

CANADA | Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 | Views [365]

Ten days and I will be on a flight to Quito! I can't explain my excitement. For the first time, today I very clearly pictured myself landing in the airport in Ecuador, sleeping in hostels, hiking...I can barely contain myself! In less than two weeks ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase

Gallery: Pictures of moi!

CANADA | Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Fairly obvious, I think :P
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