November 2013

The City Beneath the Slain Serpent

Quito’s dangerousness, whether it lies more in fact or in paranoid gringo tourist fiction, is the one thing that prevents me from thinking it might soon become the best city in the world.

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Up the Devil’s Nose

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I jumped at the opportunity to experience one of the most important stretches of railway in South America and, arguably the world: The Nariz del Diablo historical train route in Ecuador.

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Las Islas de la Aventura

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From sea kayaking, to mountain biking, to snorkeling with sharks, the Galapagos Islands are not only paradise for nature lovers, but also for adventure seekers.

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Boobies at the Beach

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It might surprise you to learn that boobies were the highlight of my beach time in the Galapagos until, at least, you learn which type of boobies I’m talking about.

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The Origin of Neuroses

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I knew the Galapagos islands would be unlike any place I’ve ever seen – I just didn’t know they’d make me be like I’ve never been!

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Ideas for a Rainy Day in NYC

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Don’t let rain spoil your NYC vacation. Check out these awesome idea for things to do on a rainy day in New York.

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Building My Own Taj Mahal

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One of the main reasons I’ve spent the past four years traveling is also one of the most unlikely. Read today’s post to find out what it is.

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7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Teaching ESL

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Four years ago today, I stepped on a plane to Shanghai, China, where I had a job teaching English waiting for me. Here are 7 things I wish I’d known.

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