Archive | November, 2011
A jewel in the city: Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

A jewel in the city: Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

I can be a real cheapskate sometimes. So when my travel buddy and I were in Arequipa, Peru, and she asked if I wanted to check out the Santa Catalina Monastery, I initially took a look at the entrance fee and scoffed. 35 soles (12$) …read more

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Treasures from the souk: my favourite Moroccan finds

Treasures from the souk: my favourite Moroccan finds

Just today, I was looking through my photographs from Morocco when I came across these pictures of my favourite souvenirs. Morocco is a shopper’s paradise, to say the least – walking through the souks, there’s a multitude of things to discover, so many strange new …read more

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7 ways to survive 14 days (at least) in a leg cast

7 ways to survive 14 days (at least) in a leg cast

So, a funny thing happened last weekend: apparently, I fractured my tibia. Let’s ignore the hilarious and mildly traumatic back-story for the moment. My bosses were kind enough to give me 2 weeks off from work, and while this initially sounded like an awesome idea …read more

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