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The northern highlands of Ecuador

We got off on the wrong foot in Quito.  Our outdated guidebook didn’t inform us that there was a brand new airport, located way out of town.   258 more words


Rock Climbing Colombia

Hopefully I will update this post with more directions, stories, and trip beta someday to help out the future travelers. But for now, I will let the pictures do the talking!

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Travel Update #15

My next day in Turkey seemed to stretch on for a week. When I think back on the day in order, it feels like I was watching from a distance, wandering the streets and religious sites as if in a dream. 267 more words

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On The Road!


We are finally, actually, leaving!

After months of anticipation, sitting in the airport seems almost unreal.

We (my dear old dad and I) got up at seven and tried to run around frantically, packing and cleaning. 256 more words

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Galapagos Part 4 - Saying Goodbye

We were sad to leave Isabela and the town of Puerto Villamil, mostly because of the amazingly delicious pan de chocolate that we found at a local bakery (well, the… 1,118 more words


Travel Update #14

Shrouded in a mid-summers mist, my trusty backpack only half full, I boarded a plane to Turkey this morning.

A two-hour nap and a bag of trail mix later, I found myself in the center of Taksim Square.

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Galapagos Part 3 - Day-Tripping

The night before our first day trip to Isla Santa Fe, I could hardly sleep. Would my somewhat sketchy waterproof case work, or would my iPod Touch be ruined forever? 1,545 more words

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