Author: Kendra

The Ancient City of Chan Chan

Along the main road, between the city of Trujillo and the village of Huanchaco, there lies the ancient adobe city of Chan Chan. You can’t see much from the road but it still manages to give an impression of size due to the remains of its immense city walls. Chan Chan is also severely eroded, which while tragic, that erosion contributes to its aura of great age and mystery. What is Chan Chan? Chan Chan was once the largest city of the pre-Columbian era in the Americas and one of the largest adobe cities in the world. It was...

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The Three Huacas of Trujillo

While the Peruvian city of Trujillo is not all that exciting, it is still worth using as a launch point as there are a number of cool archaeological sites nearby. This region of Peru was once home to the Moche civilization; their heyday was between 100 and 700 AD. The Moche people were an agricultural society but were known for their gold work, painted ceramics, and large huacas (temples). And all of these you can still see today during a visit to the region around Trujillo. Huaca del Sol While it was probably the largest pre-Columbian adobe structure in...

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Views Along The Pan-American Highway (Peru)

  The Pan-American Highway, Peruvian portion. There really isn’t much to say about this road. It runs the length of Peru along its coast…and that’s pretty much it. When I travelled along it, I took a long distance bus from the city of Trujillo in the north to Lima, further south. That bus ride was just over ten hours long! Lucky for me, in between naps and reading, I was able to enjoy the passing scenery. Easy for me to say as I don’t live in it, but I loved the rustic feel of what I saw. Sometimes it...

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Why You Should Go to Jail (Kingston Penitentiary)

Going to prison is not exactly a life goal for most of us. As such, seeing inside a modern prison is not easy to do sans illegal activity. But there are a few places where you can get that opportunity without giving yourself a criminal record. The Kingston Penitentiary in Canada is one of those places. A former maximum security prison, the Kingston Pen was one of the world’s oldest prisons in continuous use by the time it closed. It was first opened in June 1835 and it closed in September 2013. The prison saw its fair share of...

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Four Easy Steps to Achieve Debt-Free Travel

Imagine this. You have just returned from a fantastic trip, one filled with laughter, new experiences, and hundreds of beautiful photographic opportunities. You arrive home, ready to return to “reality” with a brand new lease on life Opening up your emails, you see your monthly credit card statement. You know there will be a bit of a balance as you didn’t save for this trip beforehand but you expect it will be easily paid off. And then BOOM: your jaw drops as you see the full amount that you now owe the bank. How in the world did you...

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Who Am I?

My name is Kendra and I am a cubicle escape artist: I try to find ways to keep my job while also trying to escape it as often as possible.

When I travel, I’m generally that solo female you see wandering with a camera firmly clutched to her face as she traipses around while narrowly avoiding being hit by some form of local transportation.

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