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The Two Faces of the Palenque Jungle

Arriving at our campground in Palenque, I instantly felt at home. There’s something about that jungle flora, the density and variety, that feels like old friends are welcoming me back. The hippie campground we were staying on was exactly where we needed to be to mellow out, to prepare for the next stages of our adventure.…

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When I Think of Vilcabamba

“I can’t believe we’re really leaving.” “I know. Neither can I.” We’d only been there four days, in our charming hostel tucked away in the rolling hills of Vilcabamba, but during our time there moments bled into one another, erasing all sense of time passing. The unreal beauty of our surroundings combined with the ease…

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The Dangers of Constant Growth

This is just elaborating on some thoughts I had while reading Ishmael, which is the best book in the world and has some really important messages about sustainability, and how we’re doing society wrong. I sincerely believe that if everyone in the world read that book, we’d all be far better off. Feel free to…

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Do Take Local Transportation in Guatemala

It was a rickety ride to the border crossing. I could feel my butt bruising from bouncing up and down on the hard seats. The door on our bus didn’t close, and the dust from the dirt roads blew in and coated our already dirty bodies. We inched slowly over hills. The whole time I…

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Accepting Duality

“I’ve learned a lot from watching moths. You know how they always fly towards the light? They don’t even think that it can damage them. They’ll try so hard to escape the darkness that they’ll fly straight into the flames, burning their wings and destroying themselves in the process. A lot of people do that,…