The story of how I got to teach in five countries in one season.
It was one of my last days in Cusco, and another volunteer and I decided to explore the San Blas neighbourhood. On our way up the steep Cuesta de San Blas, we walked past a stray dog with shaggy red hair sat patiently outside a grand blue door.
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How much does it cost to backpack South America? (GBP) Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Advice, tips, and recommended reading.
Where has The Candid Nomad been?
The final leg of the trip! Having spent 3 months in South America it was time for me to come home. I woke up at 4:30am on the 30th December 2016 in Lima and went to bed at approximately 3:30am on the 1st January 2017 in London, and had a revelation somewhere in between all … Continue reading South America 2016: D.F, wise Mexicans, & intense revelations.
After much deliberation I decided to cut this trip 6 months short, and have booked a flight home right in time for NYE. Why on earth did I do that? Well… Back when I posted last, my head was in a bit of a mess. The dilemma of to go home or not to go … Continue reading South America 2016: Why End in Cusco?
My third and final month on the continent ended up being by far the most enjoyable. Having finally come to terms with my decision to quit Colombia and head home, I felt as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It was also the month I made it back into the heart of … Continue reading South America 2016: Menus del Dia, el Subjuntivo, & Dodgy Massages.
5 and a half weeks… FIVE and a half weeks! I´ve officially been wandering around foreign places with my backpack for longer than EVER before. Not that that’s very long in the backpacking community, but heck it is long for me. I have travelled over 4000 kilometres through 4 countries. It has been fantastic – … Continue reading South America 2016: Semi-camas, Puppies, & Señor Budget.
Prior to 2011 my travels had only extended as far as skiing in Austria and Bulgaria, and countless visits home to Ireland. Five years, seventeen countries, thirty-seven cities, and one language later: I’m about to head off on my biggest trip to date, but my feet are feeling rather chilly…