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    Week three in San Luis Potosí, Ixtapaluca and Cusco (LATAM 2019) – Part 2

    It’s time to go explore Peru! Machu Picchu has been an item on my bucket list since it was first created in 2012. That being the case, you will understand that I’m ever so slightly excited about this part of my journey! If it weren’t for that single bucket list item, this whole trip would not be happening. That makes it kind of a big deal for me. Having said that though, due to my recent health issues, I’ve had to make some minor (ok major…) adjustments to this part of the adventure. Originally, Ashley and I were going to take a stab at the 2-5 day hiking opportunities for…

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    Week three in San Luis Potosí, Ixtapaluca and Cusco (LATAM 2019) – Part 1

    I have a bit of a whirlwind romance with San Luis Potosí, I must admit. The first time I went there was in December 2017. I remember being so excited about it at the time. The journey was actually a complete surprise to my itinerary. Originally, I was supposed to be completing a company project management course at home in Prague. Then, quite suddenly, the course was moved to Mexico a few weeks before the start. I had an Indian wedding in Jaipur a couple of days before, so my travel schedule was pretty hectic. Nevertheless, I relished the opportunity to go visit a new county and add it to…

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    Week two in Monterrey and San Luis Potosí (LATAM 2019)

    For me, visiting Monterrey always feels a little bit like coming home. I have so many memories here with people that I love and care about. Every time I visit, new memories, bonds and ideas are generated. I think a large part of that has to do with the circumstances under which I first arrived here. Yet, another is the reason for which I keep coming back each year. To see and grow the love for my tribe on this side of the world. Growing up I often felt lonely. In Monterrey I rarely have. This city and the people in it have taught me a lot about family, relationships,…

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    Week one in Pennsylvania and Mexico City (LATAM 2019)

    So, the day has finally come. The bags are packed, the engines revving and ready to take me to the airport. One last hug with Nala, a selfie with the roomie Barbora (to celebrate the glorious day) and I’m off! It’s not every day you get to start a 6 week trip around the US, Central- and Latin America. I’m experiencing an interesting mix of nerves and excitement. A certain calm too. It definitely feels like I‘m meant to do this.   I’ve travelled many times before, so in and of itself I’m not really doing anything new. I feel very comfortable with the process of travelling, in general. However, I’ve…

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    Packing a 30-litre backpack for 6 weeks in Latin America

    Sooo, I’m about to go on a 6 week trip through the US and Latin America. That being the case, I’m currently packing my trusty Burton Cadet tropical print 30-litre backpack. I chose this bag in particular, as one of the challenges I set myself for this journey was to travel light without any check in luggage. This not only kept my flight prices at rock bottom prices, but also means I won’t need to worry about losing anything on the way. After days of searching, I decided on the Burton Cadet. It was literally the only decent bag I could find to fit the smallest of carry on luggage…