“You’re Eating Snake!”

“Daniel, you’re eating snake!” I panic, I freeze, I stop breathing and I go pale in less than a second. But here’s a little bit of context. Big mistake! March 2012. I’m a young, unexperienced solo traveler visiting Peru. A few friends I met in Lima invite me for lunch at a chifa restaurant (placesContinue reading ““You’re Eating Snake!””

Push That Boat! Stuck in the Peruvian Jungle

I have funny stories and not-so-funny stories about almost every single trip I have taken to the Amazon rainforest. This one is both of them. August 2018. Together with a Bolivian friend I visited a Shipibo indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon. I love to adventure deep into the jungle every once in a while,Continue reading “Push That Boat! Stuck in the Peruvian Jungle”

Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!

This is one of those stories that are fun to tell but stressful to experience. It all happened at the 3-country border between Peru, Brazil and Colombia, in the Amazon rainforest. In November 2017 I traveled from Bolivia to Benjamin Constant, a small town in N-W Brazil, for an indigenous conference, together with 3 BolivianContinue reading “Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!”

24 hours in Lima, Peru

Crowded, grey and noisy, yet sophisticated, young and vibrant. This is Lima. One city, ¬†two souls. A place where the elegant colonial architecture mixes with simple yet colorful houses on hills and where modern¬†skyscrapers hide the sea of brick houses of working-class neighborhoods. If you are in Lima and only have 24 hours, here areContinue reading “24 hours in Lima, Peru”