Day 116

Oh boy, it would be a lie indeed to say that every day is a great day, or even a good day (this was just a plain old bad day) but I think it will pretty much always be true to say that light/water shows set to music in cheesy but still delightful fountain parks…

Day 115

True to form for me, I spent all day stressing about my Kick It class, worrying that I wouldn’t know what I was doing or that no one would come, and then 7pm rolled around and I had a perfect-sized class and they kicked ass and then I made a large bowl of quinoa pasta…

Day 114

Teetered on the line between¬†“I feel fine! I’m all better!” and “Oh god I should not have eaten that” for the better part of the day.

Day 113

I’d love to say that my first day back to work after an amazingly beautiful hike I was rested and refreshed but in fact I woke up, felt nauseous and sweaty so I laid down on my roommate’s bathroom floor (something about cold tile, you know?), then I went back to bed for 2 hours,…

Day 112

I think I finally struck a balance with my final-Sunday-in-a-given-city: go grocery shopping, do some food prep, catch up on the blog (because I’m undoubtedly behind), explore a part of the city I haven’t been to yet (because there are undoubtedly many), and then watch Tasty videos (because they’re just so damn good).

Day 111

It’s nice when you can start the day in one part of your world by videochatting with your boo thing in Boston, and then spend the rest of the day with the other part of your world laying out on a fishing boat on the Pacific off the coast of Peru, snacking on pineapple and…

Day 110

We were up at 3:30 to start hiking by 4:30, we saw the sunrise over the mountains as we hiked for about 3 hours to be the first on Rainbow Mountain, and on our walk back to the buses we saw pilgrimages worth of people heading to the same point we experienced just the 6…

Day 109

This was one of the more challenging days, as we started off with a quick 2,000ft climb where I learned that having music in one ear is a GAME CHANGER, and we eventually made it to our next camp site with amazing views of the Ausangate glacier, tasty wonton-cheese snacks, and stray dogs that started…

Day 108

A¬†6am wake-up led to a 5-hour hike that we thought was a 3.5-hour hike (surpriiiise!) featuring glaciers, lakes, my slipping and falling in mud not once, not twice, not three times, but four times, and rain that cleared just in time for us to hang out in the sun right next to the incredible mountain/glacier/lake…

Day 107

Altitude is not a joke, it is apparently not uncommon for someone to dig a hole for everyone to do their business in, and this camping food puts my cooking to SHAME.

Day 106

I was the only one who didn’t go to Machu Picchu today since I went when I was 8 and refused to let fomo get the best of my credit card, so while everyone else was out at 4am i was able to sleep in, make breakfast, work on my next Kick It class, run…

Day 105

Since during the previous day I only made it out of the confines of our airbnb once (world class traveler, guys, just making the most of ALL new cities) I started the day with a walk, followed that with another more fun walk to scrambled eggs and potatoes, popping into touristy stores and tour operators,…