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The Driest Desert in the World

There is one place on Earth where sunsets are pinker and stars are brighter. It is a village in the middle of the Chilean desert that lies a few hours between Bolivia and Peru....

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Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

My hiking boots stomp heavy on the deserted Plaza de Armas in Cabanaconde. A couple of stray dogs are sniffing around: they are my only company in this cold night. It’s only 9 PM,...

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Carnival in the Highlands

There is one festivity that we Italians know how to celebrate: Carnival. Whether we are talking about the elegant masks in Venice or the satirical floats in Viareggio, Carnival in Italy is COOL. Even though...

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The Singing Cricket

The cricket sang last night. They say it’s a sign of departure, and here I am, getting ready to leave. Ready to wear my backpack again, and to leave the region of Cajamarca after...

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The way to León

DAY 18: June 20th, 2014. Calzadilla de los Hermanillos – Puente de Villarente, 30 km I am walking fast and smoothly. I haven’t been taking any Ibuprofen for two days, and today I finally...

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The day I quit my job to travel

I signed my freedom today. Black ink on white paper, the document expressed both in Slovak and English my will to terminate my contract next October. I had known it for a long time. My...