One year reflections – the joys

On Friday, September 7, 2012 I was balling like a baby and walking through security in Chicago’s airport, with my mom, dad, sister, and cousin Sara waving me off. As excited as I was, I was feeling such an intense sadness for all that I was leaving behind. In my head I was slightly angry…

Copacabana and Isla del Sol

After our crazy journey just to get there, we crossed our fingers that it’d be worth it. Luckily, that it was. Although disappointed we couldn’t explore Isla del Sol for 2 full days, spend the night, or check out its ruins, at least we’d get there. On the flip side, now we had a whole…

A strike stops us in our tracks

Like our Uyuni trip, this journey became a bit more of an undertaking than anticipated. But, in backpacker fashion, we moved forward, worked with what we had, and enjoyed nonetheless. All’s well that ends well. After a pretty comfortable 8 hour ride back from Cochabamba, we arrived to La Paz just 45 minutes later than…