Category: Peru

San Pedro AKA Mescaline

San Pedro AKA Mescaline

San Pedro AKA Mescaline The Basics The view from Santa Apolonia. San Pedro is a cactus that contains mescaline. It has been used as a means of spiritual cleansing by ancient South American cultures for more than 3,000 years and originates from the mountains of Peru and Ecuador. Many people […]

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Bolivian Border Crossing: For Americans

Bolivian Border Crossing: For Americans

Bolivian Border Crossing: For Americans The Bolivian Border Crossing: For Americans I booked a bus for the wee hours on Sunday morning. It was set to leave at 3 a.m. When I got to Bolivia, I found out that this was a clerical error on the part of the woman […]

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Loki Hostel: Mancora, Peru

Loki Hostel: Mancora, Peru

Loki Hostel: Mancora, Peru Loki, or Loco Loki as I and so many others grow to affectionately refer to it, isthe party hostel in Mancora. It doesn’t take long to figure out that this is the place to be if you want to party all day late into the night. Their […]

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Peru and its People

Peru and its People

Peru and its People I would very much like to share with you my thoughts on Peru and its people. It was strange, as, for a place that was thousands of miles away from anywhere that I have ever been before, I felt strangely at home.. It reminded me of […]

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My Completely Unavoidable and Overwhelming Culture Shock

My Completely Unavoidable and Overwhelming Culture Shock

 My Completely Unavoidable and Overwhelming Culture Shock This goes out to every traveler who has paused and tried to start a life somewhere far and foreign, made a valiant effort to integrate themself, and struggled with the customs, the food, the people, or anything else in their new environment. I’m […]

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Dealing With Machista in South America

Dealing With Machista in South America

Dealing With Machista in South America I’ve been in South America for 7 months and my plans show no sign of a departure. I mean, why would I? I love the food. I love the dancing. I love the language and I’m actually getting pretty good at it finally. All […]

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Flying Home – Layover in Lima – Then Home

Flying Home – Layover in Lima – Then Home

May 22nd, 2009 Wake up this morning for another great buffet breakfast in Quito. Then get on LAN airlines and make our way to Lima. Flight over is good. Bid farewell to the 3 people i travel with to Galapagos in Lima. Who are going to be going for a […]

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Back to Lima

Back to Lima

Back to Lima May 16th, 2009 Today we are up early again as we are now leaving, the end of the trip almost for some and end of my Peru portion. We board our jungle boat again and head back to Puerto Maldonado. It starts to rain a bit and […]

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