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Meet AL

Hello Everyone!

I will be backpacking through South America for the next three (?) months. I have wanted to do this for a very long time and now I am actually doing it! My trip is focused on hiking and camping but I will also be spending some time in cities where I will stay in hostels.

My trip starts in Cartegena, Colombia where I will spend some time exploring the walled city and Carribean beaches. Afterwards I fly to Bogota, the capital city of Colombia. I plan on making trips to natioinal parks, Medellin, Cali, and the Amazon (Leticia) while in Colombia but nothing is set in stone as I will be open to suggestions from locals and fellow travelers.

After Colombia I am going to travel to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and perhaps I will make it to Paraguay and Urugauy as well. I am traveling by myself but I am sure I will meet many friends along the way! If you are interested in joining me for any part of my trip, you are more than welcome to do so! Just reach out to me to see where I am and what my plans are!

Throughout my travels I will be practicing my Spanish, learning about the culture, and enjoying the local cuisine! I plan to visit musuems, relax and swim at beaches, and hike up mountains and through jungles.

I am going to use this site to keep friends and family updated on my travels and to share my experiences. Please excuse the stock photos and the general messiness of the site right now. I promise to replace the stock photos with more interesting originals soon and will hopefully figure out this website business soon! 🙂

Please feel free to reach out to say hello or to ask me anything! 🙂 You can find the best way to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the page.

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