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Post Round The World

“What’s it like being back?” is clearly everyone’s first question. Curiously it was so normal. I really thought it’s going to be a lot stranger. I knew it–one year isn’t long enough! So apart from the weeklong jetlag, I pretty much got back into the groove of things right away. I’m at the office the day after, picking up right where my sister Candie left off as she took her turn on holiday.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil, the capital of the Guayas province is the largest and most populated city in Ecuador. It is the main port of Ecuador, thus, it is of great economic importance to the country. However, many travelers never stayed for more than a day and often use it as a jump off point to other destination in Ecuador.

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The Galapagos: The Ultimate Dive

co-written by dive buddy banggigay The Galapagos Dives with Aggressor II The dream dive trip is live aboard diving Galapagos  for 8 days, though we only have 5 days of 3 dives per day. It’s rather few considering the price tag of the trip. We were told that it was...

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The Galapagos: The Dream Dive

Diving the Galapagos had been a dream since the first time I saw a photo of school of hammerheads. Fueled with the high of diving Tubbataha in 2010, I tried organizing a group to dive Galapagos, negotiating deals for charter boat, but wasn’t successful.

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Salar de Uyuni

Crossing the Salar de Uyuni, the largest and highest salt lake in the world, is one of the great Bolivian trips. If you have to visit one thing in Bolivia, let it be this one. Standing amidst the more than 10,000 sq. km of expanse sea of blinding white crust, one loses all sense of perspective. It’s amazing!Crossing the Salar de Uyuni, the largest and highest salt lake in the world, is one of the great Bolivian trips. If you have to visit one thing in Bolivia, let it be this one.

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How to Go to Machu Picchu

Now seriously, just because you won't half kill yourself, doesn't mean you're not gonna find Machu Picchu magnificent. Why do I say this? Because when you are in Cuzco, all everyone is talking about doing some kind of trek getting to Machu Picchu. I don't mean to walk...

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The Incas and Machu Picchu

Of course I'm going to Machu Picchu, even perhaps do The Inca Trail. That's the plan, sort of. But if you've followed me a bit on my round the world trip, you'd have found that my travel plans are as solid as the wind. So I was ignorantly surprised to find that I...

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How I survived the Colca Canyon Trek in Arequipa

Colca Canyon is a canyon in the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States 4,160 m. The Colca Valley, our destination, is an Andean valley with towns founded in Spanish Colonial times and formerly inhabited by the Collaguas and the Cabanas. The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.

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The lass who wanders


I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. Having seen more of the world than most people would in a life time, I am grateful and hope that I inspire you to do what you love most