Mexican Food: Cactus (Nopales)

When I recently wrote about my day trip from Queretaro to Bernal, I got a lot of interest about cactus as food. So here is a post dedicated to nopal! There are over 600 varieties of cactus in Mexico and the prickly pear cactus is commonly known as nopal which is eaten. The Mexican flag …

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Day Trip To Bernal From Queretaro- Pueblos Magicos

This post is the next adventure on my Mexican trip. After having our day exploring Queretaro, the next day on our Mexico trip was a day trip to Bernal. Other posts related to this trip:Top 8 things to do in Mexico CityMy first impression of MexicoDay trip from Mexico City to Teotihuacan We boarded our …

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Spending 36 hours in the Peruvian Amazon- Part I

The Amazon has always made me ponder what it would be like there. This interest must have stemmed from childhood and all the projects we did on the Amazon. Back then, it was a world away from my classroom! I think it is also the vastness, the infinite and sometimes odd animals that call it …

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A Day Trip to Artsy Valparaiso from Santiago, Chile

When figuring out how many days I would spend in Santiago, I was advised by friends that I should also visit Valparaiso- the bohemian art town 1.5 hrs north from Santiago. So, I booked myself into a one day tour that would take me there but also stop along the way for some wine tasting …

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Exploring Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, Peru: Non hiking version

Hidden among the clouds, Machu Picchu, is on many people's lists. Nestled in the peak of the Andes, it's a wonder how the Incan's managed to build such extensive structures so high up in the 15th century and the true purpose of the site still remains a mystery to this day. Machu Picchu was abandoned …

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