It´s the proverbial calm before the storm. The winds of presidential election campaigning have died down and an eerie calm … Continue reading Living on the edge: An insight into Bolivia´s ongoing struggle with democracy
When visiting Andean South America, few people aren´t left in complete awe of the architectural marvels of the Inca Empire. … Continue reading Unraveling the mystery behind a missing Inca language.
There are few places on earth as oppressive and ruthless as the Morona-Santiago province of south eastern Ecuador. Having already … Continue reading Dodging a bullet: How a tribe of Amazonian headhunters survived one of the worst pandemics in history.
All things that slither and crawl seem to love me, for whatever reason. I can´t really say that the love … Continue reading How I keep surviving encounters with the world´s deadliest snakes.
Everyone seems all too eager to condemn people who´ve been caught traveling in the wake of the escalating Corona Virus … Continue reading Marooned in a crisis: How the world simply forgot about thousands of stranded travelers in the midst of Covid-19.
Up until three weeks ago, my husband and I had been traveling through several countries in South America on our … Continue reading Love in the time of fear: A traveler´s experience with Corona Virus panic.
Most people swoon over the idea of a long sabbatical with their partner. Perhaps you find yourself yearning for far … Continue reading Going the Distance: The ups and downs of extended travel with your spouse.
When I was a kid, I was shocked to learn that some people treated minorities differently in my country. As … Continue reading Why living as a minority is such an important experience.
As an American, I found myself in a unique position these past 24 days: Within the heart of Bolivia´s revolution … Continue reading What I learned from living inside the Bolivian revolution.
People wander aimlessly through the empty streets of Bolivia´s historic capitol. The normally traffic choked avenues are filled with an … Continue reading Bolivians aren´t fighting because Evo Morales won, they´re fighting because he lost.