The Peyote Adventures: Part 2

If you haven’t done that already, please read part 1 first. At this point of the story, my auditors generally ask me if I lost anything valuable in the backpack. I left a small backpack with my computer and my ukulele in the guesthouse back in Real de Catorce.…

Guide to Weird Cuba on a $10/Day Budget

Cuba is special. It’s fascinating. The beaches are breathtaking, the architecture is astonishing, rumba is enchanting. And if you want to dig a little down beneath the surface, Cuba reveals so much more. But is it cheap? Before taking the trip to Cuba[note]Because I knew there was…

Struggling with Post-Travel Depression

As I write this article it has been exactly 48 days since I got home from my one-year trip around Central America. I’m lying here, on my bed, with a million thoughts running through my mind. These thoughts started one week before my return flight from Bogotá to Paris.…

Hitchhiking in Mexico

I’m not an experienced hitchhiker. Before this current trip, I’ve only hitchhiked once: from San Francisco to Mount Rushmore. It was because I had one week of holidays and nothing better to do, so I wanted to try hitchhiking. Plus hitching through half of the United States sounded…