Category: South America


Returning to the Land of Where Things Make Sense

As a part of my own readjustment to everyday USA life, I have a list of things that were either new or odd to me about the U.S. after my return from Ecuador.


Ecuador: The Middle of the World

Mitad del Mundo is one of the tourist places that all tourists to Ecuador must go. It has the feel of indigenous Ecuador between the fold dancers on Sundays and the little shops where bartering is essential. Mitad del Mundo is a fantastic and enjoyable day trip to the center of the world!

Walls of Machu Pichu

Machu Picchu on Your Own

Machu Picchu is on many people’s list of places to go while in South America-and it should be. It’s an absolutely stunning site with an immense amount of ancient history. Doing Machu Picchu on your own adds autonomy and excitement to your trip without relying on a tour or guide that may be incompetent.