Tag: Peru

Reflections on a Decade of Growth and Travel

I am 29 years and 364 days old today. Tomorrow is the big 3-0. A new decade, the end of an amazing era. I have been mourning my 20s for the past few months and going through the five stages of grief (I have only recently come to accept it). It’s not necessarily that I …

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Never Make a Bucket List

The bucket list. Presumably everyone has one, in varying states of completion. A bucket list is, quite simply, a list of things you want to do before you die, a.k.a. “kick the bucket”, goals you are deferring to a later date and time. I am here to tell you one thing: never make a bucket …

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Friday Flashback-Sunrise at Machu Picchu, Peru

Darkness was lifting quickly, the sense of urgency growing with every twist and turn as the tourist van lazily drove up the mountain towards Machu Picchu. Didn’t the driver know we all woke up this early to watch the sunrise? And if he didn’t hurry we would miss it? We were running on 4 hours …

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