Author: Kendra

Five Weeks to Explore Peru (some of it, anyway)

So, you’ve decided your next trip will be to Peru – fantastic choice! I mean, who doesn’t want to see llamas and Machu Picchu? But did you know that Peru is so much more than that? Many visitors to this amazing country only go for those two things, meaning they miss out on so much more. But if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to scrounge up five weeks of holiday like I did, you’ll be able to get a lot closer to seeing much of the country. Read on to see how you can spend five...

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Eight Things to See in Cornwall, England

Most people who visit England only make the time for London. And fair enough – it is a great place. But there is so much more to England than the big city! So, on your next trip to England, make time for the countryside. I highly recommend the region of Cornwall. Read on to see eight things you can see or do there! Various coastlines and cliffs Quite simply, the coastline of Cornwall is amazing. Be it a beautiful sunny day, a gloomy day, or a dramatic stormy day, the cliffs in this region are a sight to behold....

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Visiting Tremé, New Orleans

Visitors to New Orleans generally only stick to the French Quarter neighbourhood of the city. Yes, it’s a great area to explore but if you only visit there, you’ll get a very lopsided view of New Orleans. There are several neighbourhoods of interest in the city but one I definitely recommend is Tremé. Tremé is extremely interesting because it’s the oldest black neighborhood in the US. There is so much history here! In the 18th and 19th centuries, many ‘free persons of colour’ and ex-enslaved peoples owned property in this area of New Orleans; this was extremely unusual for...

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Should you visit Chiclayo in northern Peru?

I must admit that visiting the main cities of northern Peru wasn’t all that exciting. That being said, what makes cities like Trujillo and Chiclayo interesting is that they are “every day” cities. Regular people going about their lives mostly away from the main tourist trail. At the same time though, the average tourist isn’t an anthropologist or a sociologist. Most just want to see what an area has to offer and then move on. So bearing that in mind, is it worth spending your hard earned vacation days in Chiclayo? My answer is, “kind of”. Chiclayo: A visit...

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Should you visit Trujillo (Peru)?

One thing to keep in mind about travel is that not all of it is exciting. Sometimes it is hard, boring, or even disappointing. Not all places are thrilling. Not all cities have abundant things with which they can capture a tourist’s attention. Trujillo, in northern Peru, is one of those places. While it is worth a visit, you probably won’t be staying here very long. Also known as the City of Eternal Spring, Trujillo does have great weather going for it. As well, it’s located near the coast by the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish founded the city in...

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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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