Red Hot Chile Peppers

Red Hot Chile Peppers

Enjoy my latest blog post about my adventure to the salt flats in northern Chile, an exotic landscape called Salar de Surire. It’s located far off the beaten path, about 3 hours southeast of the small town of Putre. I met a research team of about 8 people at Pachamama Hostel. We started talking, one thing let to another, and I graciously accepted the opportunity to join them on a daring research expedition. I had every intention of visiting these salt flats in the highlands along the border of Bolivia but wasn’t sure how to get there. Ask and ye shall receive!

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From Ecuador With Love

From Ecuador With Love

Yesterday I went on a whale watching tour on a boat leaving from Puerto Lopez. I hailed a ride back to the hostel with a nice Ecuadorian family since the bus wouldn't pick me up. This was my first "hitch-hiking experience". The timing of my visit is perfect since it's whale season until early September.

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Ecuador Adventure Capitalist

Ecuador Adventure Capitalist

I spent the better part of my afternoon exploring the beautiful city of Quito. My original goal was to walk all the way to the Metropolitan Park. I just got back to my hostel after walking nearly 10km and getting a lot more familiar with the city surroundings. The weather in Quito averages 68-78 degrees year round and it's located directly on the equator. That's one of the reasons I've wanted to visit this place since childhood.

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