The Valley of Longevity

I hopped on my hour late bus yesterday evening from Mancora. Those goodbyes were pretty damn hard. When I got on the bus the few others said they were going to Lima, 20 hours south of Mancora, in Peru… and I was heading to Loja, Ecuador, 14 hours north of …

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Time to Move On!

For days I craved leaving, I awaited anxiously my debit card. UPS lied a bit, but eventually it arrived (funny, 4 business days from CANADA to PERU, then another 4 business days until it crossed Peru to me. Oh Peru.) But as soon as I got it… I was ready …

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Lost in Laziness

Well, I’m not sure I have much to write, really. Again I’ve just been being lazy. I arrived in Mancora on Thursday, and started bartending that night. I worked again the following afternoon and all was fun and great. But then the evening fell and once again I began to …

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A Bus and a Pig

The busses here are an experience, that’s for sure. I don’t mean the busses to get from one city to the next, but the ones within a city. I’ve only taken them a few times, and every time I’m enormously proud of myself. Somehow I always end up on these …

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Money Issues and Hitler

The past few days have been a mixture of good times and an utter gong show. A few days ago I realized I lost my debit. Crap. After the initial panic, I called my mom and we called my bank. She now has my new debit which she will expedite …

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A few reunions and a lot of beer

Ah Lima, how I missed you! I got here Saturday evening after a very delayed plane, but fortunately the one other gringo at the airport and I spotted each other instantly. The giant and the purple haired girl, ya you could say we stuck out just a tad. So all …

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Beautiful people make a not so beautiful place rather lovely

It’s not all bad here. My hostel is the most lovely place. It’s only 7 blocks or so from the centre, and it’s name is Chuya Chuya. For anyone who may read this and be travelling to Iquitos, I simply insist you go here. It’s between Napo and Pevas, Calle …

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Time to listen to my gut

I don’t even know where to begin. My very good friend Adam sent me a quote today, and he couldn’t have sent a more appropriate quote at this time: ¨Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. – …

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No one said it would be easy….

No one said it would be easy, did they? Iquitos is the largest city in the world with no roads attaching it to the outside world. One must either catch a plane or a boat to arrive. As many of you know, I was headed to Pucallpa, Peru, to catch …

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