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About rainbowpaw

This blog is meant to document my travels through South America, beginning in November in Bogotá, Colombia... destination, unknown!

27 Weeks of Travel

Right back where I started from. Sitting in a hostel room as rain drizzles down on Bogota, relfecting on these last 27 weeks and what has happened between the day I left San Francisco and now. Not only have I … Continue reading

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Otavalo: City of Markets

Given that my single most favorite thing about South America is the amazing open air markets, I was overjoyed to spend a weekend in Otavalo, wandering aimlessly around the blocks and blocks and blocks and MORE blocks of various markets … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador in Pictures

La Virgen de Quito looking over the city. Most cities in South America have a statue of Christ overlooking their cities; I like Quito`s originality.  Old Town Quito is full of nice churches  Being tourists 🙂 Tunnel and colorful houses … Continue reading

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Beach, Peace in the Jungle and Weird Animal Parts

After leaving the farm, we needed a few days to rest on the beach so we headed for Montañita, a tourist-filled town famed for its surf and Spanish schools. We spent one night camping on the beach, which was beautiful, … Continue reading

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From Desert to Jungle

The journey from Calama, Chile to Tres Cerritos, Ecuador was the longest and most tiring yet. We traveled the 2,100 miles by bus in 4 days, spending 1 day and night in Lima, Peru to break up the trip. We … Continue reading

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Coping with Always Half Understanding: Frustration and Growth Abroad

The barriers we face while traveling in foreign countries are humbling. They challenge us, frustrate us and confuse us, but ultimately they force us to grow. Of all the things I´ll appreciate when I get home, understanding what´s going on … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Adventure: Cusco, The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

The adventure started when we arrived at Cusco´s aiport at 7:30AM to pick up Chelsea and Le. Rush hour in the craziest city we´ve ever driven in. Given, Cusco was built over 500 years ago, long before cars, and has … Continue reading

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