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Feel More Connected to Yourself and the Outer World


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We live in a fast-paced world, wrapped up with expectations and deadlines, consumed by technology and surrounded by the distractions of materialism and politics and status. It can be easy to feel disconnected, cut off, isolated, alone amongst a sea of people. The outer world can’t provide us with the sense of connection that we

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The Mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru


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There are countless mysteries still left unsolved on this planet, but perhaps one of the most intriguing and enigmatic are the Nazca Lines in Southern Peru. What Are They? Delicately etched into the desert grounds of Nazca, Peru lie more than 300 geometric shapes which seem to represent various types of birds, animals and shapes.

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6 Reasons Why the Amazon Rainforest is Fascinating


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I visited the Peruvian Amazon, in late 2019, for 4 short days. Those 4 days immersed in the jungle captured my childlike wonder and curiosity like nothing ever had before. Ever since that trip, I’ve been obsessed with the Amazon Rainforest and planning my next trip back (this time for much longer). Here are 6

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Working From Home and Staying Mentally Healthy


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The coronavirus has flipped most of our lives upside down and left a lot of us with no choice but to change the way we all work and live. Individuals and businesses have had to start working from home, as it seems to be the only way forward in these COVID certain times. But this

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The Beauty of Bolivia’s Salt Flats


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Imagine a place with no horizon, where the heavens and the earth merge as one. Where the sunset melts into the ground and distant mountains are reflected like a mirror. Sounds like a dream right? What if I told you this place was real and that you could find it at Bolivia’s Salt Flats. What

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6 Ways Running Can Improve Your Mental Health


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Every time I return from a run I somehow, and sometimes seemingly miraculously, feel better. I feel just a little lighter, a little more capable of dealing with my problems, a little more able to enjoy just being alive. Running, to me, has been vital in the process of improving my mental health and staying

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Why You Should Learn Spanish in Peru


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Learning Spanish in Peru has been one of my favourite adventures, so far, and one that has broadened my mind in the most expansive and interesting way. I think of language as a way to organize the loose conceptual thoughts I hold in my mind. The words are a way to categorize thoughts and the

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4 Ways to Be Resilient in Times of Crisis


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I would define resilience by the ability to adapt and stay grounded in the face of change or difficulty. In the wake of the COVID crisis, we have all had a shock to just how vulnerable we all are as spiritual creatures trapped inside a limited, decaying body. It has shown us all, just how

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Does Travelling Mean You’re Running Away?


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You’ve traversed through mountains and hacked your way through jungle. You’ve been to places other people will never know and seen things you can never fully explain. But what does it all mean? Were you just running away from something the whole time, escaping reality? In my case, I think, I did run. But I

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7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in Peru


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Travelling through Peru is one thing. You can see the sites and have adventures, but, if you want to immerse yourself into the rich Peruvian culture, learn about global issues, develop your own skills and have unforgettable experiences. Then, volunteering in Peru is what you’re looking for. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in

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What I Learned From Running 13 Hours Up A Volcano


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At the end of 2019, I ran up a 5800-meter volcano called ‘El Misti’ in Southern Peru. It took me a total of 13 hours. I trained for months, running long distances and training for high-altitude. I wrote about the whole story which you can read here. And you can watch the short film below.

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Why I Chose To Live in Arequipa, Peru


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Each decision you make creates a ripple in time, affecting everything around it. Some decisions are more important than others, but there are some decisions that change you forever. For me, it was deciding to live in Arequipa. I’ve always wanted to live abroad for an extended period of time and I’ve always loved the

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The Meaning of Adventurous in Everyday Life


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I don’t know about you, but, next to the meaning of ‘adventurous’ in the dictionary I imagine a picture of some badass guy with a machete, hiking through the jungle on a quest to find some undiscovered native tribe. But what really makes someone adventurous? What does adventurous really mean? I’ve been on plenty of

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Staying in Peru During COVID-19, What I’ve Learned


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You wake up, walk out to your living room and look out the window to get some fresh air and sunlight. You look over at the surrounding mountains and notice the intricate colours the morning sun makes on the tips of the snow-covered mountains. You open the window and take it all in for a

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3 Ways Travel Changes Your Perspective


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The globe is painted with lines and squares which form countries and continents. The people who live in these lines give themselves a name, organize themselves into a society, live according to various rules and customs and speak different languages. We call these countries and cultures. But what does that even mean? How can travel

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Reverse Culture Shock – Visiting Home After 1 Year of Travel


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Reflections on Reverse Culture Shock Home? What is home anymore? It was but a vacant dream not long ago. A distant, foreign land that I once knew. I walked through those halls and down those stairs and saw those people many times. But in my daydreams whilst sitting on buses and staring out windows. And

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Running to the Roof of Peru


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A few days before the trip I’m sitting here just 2 days before we begin our expedition in an effort to run up El Misti, a 5800-meter volcano in Southern Peru. Feelings of nervousness, excitement and fear are beginning to swirl around my body and mind. Soon we will be at the base camp of

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What To Do If You Have Problems Sleeping


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In our crazy, weird, modern world, a lack of sleep or bad quality sleep has become a lot more common. Do you know what to do if you have problems sleeping? For some people, this can seem like an insurmountable problem. You may toss and turn for hours and feel hopeless about getting any sleep

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8 Ways to Help Calm Your Social Anxiety


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What if, every day you are talking with people who either have some form of social anxiety or have been through it but they are too scared to talk about it. And since no one talks about it, you don’t talk about it and so the cycle continues. By finding ways to help calm your

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Ways to Improve Your Sleep – 5 Steps


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Consider the fact that, if you have never tried a few ways to improve your sleep habits and patterns than the repercussions of implementing just a few of these techniques could be significantly helpful. Sleep enough hours Out of all of the ways to improve your sleep, this is possibly the most arguable and difficult

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Iquitos, Peru – 3 Days in the Jungle


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This was unlike any of my other adventures. Fireflies dot the jungle, painting the trees with stars. Howling monkeys chant in the distance and the jungle forms a sonic landscape of strange and wonderful sounds. Down, below the mysterious surface of the water, lurks piranhas, caimans and pink dolphins. At about 700,000 sq. km, containing

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Sailing from Sydney to the Central Coast


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Maybe this sounds a little dramatic but this adventure was the one that really helped me find my inner strength, it changed me, it shook my soul like nothing ever had before. Sailing from Sydney to the Central Coast is no great feat but it’s what happened that made it an enduring adventure. To give