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2013 Peruvian Travel Adventures: dos ...

2013 Peruvian Travel Adventures: dos soles

With a little over 2 weeks before I leave for my 2013 Peruvian Adventures, I worked a bit more on my trip over the weekend.  I have all my lodgings confirmed, at least one of the two days entrance tickets to Machu Picchu purchased (still haven’t been able to successfully purchase the tickets for the […]

2013 Peruvian Adventures: Pisco Sour ...

2013 Peruvian Adventures: Pisco Sour and Peruvian Cuisine

Peruvian Cuisine seems very inviting to me. I think more so than the Argentine cuisine.  It consists of local influences from the indigenous Inca as well as those brought in by immigrants from Spain, China, Italy, Germany, Japan and Africa.  The three staples include corn, potatoes and chili peppers which are all ingredients I love. […]

Travel Thoughts: The changing tides o...

Travel Thoughts: The changing tides of Travel

Over the weekend I read a cool book called “Cusco Calls” by Robert Karp which is more about a journey of enlightenment rather than about Peru, but it was an interesting book and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. In his book, Robert Karp mentions a book called “The Celestine Prophecy” by […]

How to Travel Outside of Your Comfort...

How to Travel Outside of Your Comfort Zone

Last year, I traveled to South America for the first time and I can still remember how nervous I was during my trip planning. I had never been to South America before, I speak only a  little bit of Spanish and then during my trip planning I had read several reports from a few travel […]

American Pilgrims on the Camino

American Pilgrims on the Camino

Here’s my second patch for my backpack.  The American Pilgrims on the Camino is a group made up of members who have done the Camino and who are planning on doing the Camino. I belong to the latter.  😀 I can also send my request to this group for my Credencials (Pilgrims Passport). This is […]

Camino de Santiago: Words, Thoughts, ...

Camino de Santiago: Words, Thoughts, Pictures, Action . . .

So lately, I’ve been feeling a need to document every tiny step I take to prepare for my Camino de Santiago, but I didn’t want to break my tradition of only blogging on my main blog once I purchase my airline tickets for a trip.  I tried posting on my other sites like google plus […]

2014 Camino de Santiago: Equipment D...

2014 Camino de Santiago:  Equipment Decisions & New Found Inspiration

I have been struggling with my decision on whether the backpack I purchased for my Camino is too big.  It is an Osprey 65 liter bag, but my friends think that it is too big.  Yesterday, we went to REI and looked at the smaller 48 liter version.  I have decided to return my backpack […]

Starting over . . .

Starting over .  .  .

Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, the Incas, Pisac, Wayna Picchu, Chicheria, Sacred Valley, Peru Rail, Plaza de Armas, llamas . . . . and the list goes on!  It’s all new, it’s all interesting and it’s all good!  Getting a buzz from the excitement of starting all over again! 

Is there another pilgrimage on the ho...

Is there another pilgrimage on the horizon?

So now that my Camino de Santiago has been postponed to September 2014, now what!  And I was so ready to hit the Camino trail.  I even purchased my pack and everything.  I even decided what special token I was going to leave at the Cruz de Ferro. Of course, I had to make a […]

Inspired and ready to start planning ...

Inspired and ready to start planning . . .

Whoo Hoo!  I’ve decided (record time) that I want to go to Lisbon, Portugal this year!  And with 3 weeks vacation time, I may try to squeeze in a trip to Spain, specifically Santiago de Compostela, Spain.  I am so freaking excited!  Let the planning begin!

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