Monthly Archives: July 2007

The Drive 56 – Chile, South America – 2007

Today started out normal enough. It ended with a bang. I started out from Chanaral to Valpaiso. Filled up some gas at the gas station across the street when a huge dog came up to me to play catch. He

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The Drive 55 – Chile, South America – 2007

Good news is that my car seems to be doing better than I thought it would be at this point. It seems to love Chile, and I am in debt to Chile for their awesome roads. The day started out

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The Drive 54 – Peru and Chile, South America – 2007

Today started out fun enough. I filled up the tank before heading out, and while waiting to pay with my credit card, a guy behind me asks in English, “You drove here from California?” I meet David. He’s a former

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The Drive 53 – Peru, South America – 2007

Today, I just relaxed and simply enjoyed the city of Arequipa, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite cities of all time. I’ve been here barely 24 hours and I feel like this city has a lot more to

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The Drive 52 – Peru, South America – 2007

It’s already the 27th. I’m a day behind now. Not much happened today. Which is the most important thing that could happen to me right now. I drove 350 miles from Cuzco to Arequipa. The drive was fairly pleasant, although

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The Drive 51 – Peru, South America – 2007

I lost 4 days trying to figure out what’s wrong with my car and I think now I am just about back on the timeframe I was hoping to be on. I was hoping to be at Arequipa today, but

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The Drive 50 – Peru, South America – 2007

Today was, in part, the day of truth. The mechanic never came back. There are several people looking around for him, but he’s just not there. Probably got drunk at the other village and decided to sleep over. I’m sick

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The Drive 49 – Peru, South America – 2007

I had one of the more powerful dreams I’ve had in a while. It started out with me in school. High school, probably, because I was still commuting from my mother’s home. I was a troublemaker. None of the teachers

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The Drive 48 – Peru, South America – 2007

I knew today was going to be an important day. So I was especially stressed the day before. And right now, at 8PM, it is starting to get to me. I have this headache and my stomach’s not feeling too

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The Drive 47 – Peru, South America – 2007

Today, I thwarted a robbery attempt. So far, all the things that I thought would never happen to me in this journey has happened to me. Some of those things are good: I never expected to have such a rich

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