Author: Kendra

Georgetown

I am still not sure if I like Georgetown or not. It is a city that is very rough around the edges but it does have charm. During my three month stay in Guyana, I was able to visit Georgetown three times, beginning, middle, and end of the trip. Despite three separate occasions of being there, I really can’t decide. And looking back at the photos doesn’t help. But the sheer amount of mélange within in this city makes it intriguing enough that even though I don’t know if I liked the place, it interests me enough to still...

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Rock Church of El Nazar

Along with a beautifully bizarre landscape, Cappadocia has an abundance of rock churches. These are places of worship that were carved into the crumbly volcanic rock of the region and many date back centuries. In the Göreme region, there are many scattered in the various valleys surrounding the town. All it takes is a hike or two in order to find them. But if you’re not up for a hike, there is one rock church that is only about a 20 minute walk from Göreme centre, on your way to the Göreme Open Air Museum: El Nazar. Walking towards...

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Kaieteur Falls and A Frog

The main attractions in Guyana are its absolutely gorgeous and unique flora, fauna, and landscapes. One phenomenal piece of the country’s nature is Kaieteur Falls and National Park, a place that is difficult to describe without resorting to clichéd superlatives. It is also the kind of place that once you see it, you don’t really want to tell people about it because the fact that it is so little visited is part of its beauty. Kaieteur Falls is a single-drop waterfall in Kaieteur National Park in Guyana, South America. It’s measured at 741 ft high from the initial plunge...

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Galata Bridge in Istanbul

I always find it interesting how functional things can become iconic, take on a life of their own, and embed themselves into the fabric of a location and culture. In Istanbul, this particular ‘functional thing’ is the Galata Bridge which spans the Golden Horn, connecting the city’s two European sides. The area around the Galata Bridge, and the bridge itself, seethes with the hustle and bustle of daily Istanbullu life: there is the Egyptian/Spice Market, the New Mosque, a train station, docks for ferries, and a bus station. The sheer mass of humanity coming and going can be overwhelming...

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To Stop or Not To Stop (The Orisson Question)

It’s official. I’m taking a stand. There are several issues regarding the Camino Frances for which there are different camps. One such issue is yea or nay to splitting the Pyrenees crossing into two days. Me, I say (loudly and resoundingly), YES. I took the Napoleon Route on April 20, 2013. It was a glorious day, beautiful temperature and clear skies. But the trail (mostly pavement), it was a killer. As a rule, I hate hills. Hate ‘em. I live in a valley so I never have to walk hills in my daily life. But that meant that the...

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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 which is in a cubicle 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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