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Back from South America and Inspiration

The above is an episode of Travel+Escapes’ original web series called “New Nomads” featuring blogs such as PlanetD.com and FoxNoMad.com! 

It’s been a few weeks since my last update but I am back from my trip to South America. Over the next month or two, I will be posting regular weekly posts about all the places I was fortunate enough to explore. Overall, I took over 8,000 RAW photos! So much so, that I just purchased a new 15TB Synology NAS unit to store my entire archive into (review coming soon).

The reason why I included a web episode of “New Nomads” here is because on my trip, I met so many of them! I met year-long backpackers from Austria and Sweden just to name a few. As a matter of fact, two of my friends from university are backpacking across the world as we speak. You can follow Ted and Jen at RoadMapsToHappiness.com. One thing that I really enjoy about traveling and especially this adventure is making new connections. I believe this is the first time I’ve ever been to places where I really could not fluently and directly communicate with the locals. However, what I found is that there is definitely more good than bad in this world. Pretty much everyone I encounter was friendly, helpful and kind. There was a lot of Spanglish, notepad writing and hand gestures going on, but at the end of the day, I was able to get around just fine.

South America is officially my 6th continent covered and only Antarctica remains. In a way, I can say that I’ve now travelled to all of the habitable continents on Earth. So, before the onslaught of my in-depth posts comes about, I will just give you a quick overview of the places I went to. The first stop was a long layover in Bogota, Colombia, then Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, then both Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Iguazu Falls, then to Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru and then finally Lima, Peru.

I cannot wait to show all of your my photographs and tell you about my travels to South America!

Best,

SC