Once we got settled in to our new living arrangements, we went upstairs to meet the whole family. My aunt and Uncle had been there for a little while. They are such an inspiration to me. They are recently retired and now they spend their time traveling throughout the world looking for rare and exotic birds. When they’re not in Borneo, Madagascar, Brazil or Sri Lanka they are in Florida rescuing sea turtles and helping with conservation research.
Last February we took a family trip to Hawaii that I had been looking forward to all winter. It had been so long since I had travelled with my family and I was really needing a break from all the snow and cold weather.
The first day I was in Chicago, it was all about playing at the park and hanging out with friends. The next few days were dedicated to work and trying all the best vegan food around the city. This was the final day, and it was all about seeing various cites around downtown Chicago.
This article is just going to be guide to the best vegan food I found while I was in Chicago. My brother had been living in Chicago for 2 years at this point, so I was able to get some really good recommendations of where to go.
For the past few weeks I’ve been travelling faster than I can write and now I finally have a chance to catch up! Only 3 days after getting back from Peru and Panama, I left for Chicago, my 9th flight in under 3 weeks.
We woke up with one goal in mind, pack as much stuff in to one day as possible. We only had a few short hours here, and we really wanted to make the most of it. But first, I was dead set on getting a classic Central American breakfast.
I woke up with one thing on my mind: surfing. I had wanted to surf in Lima ever since our first day here, and had never gotten the chance. It was nice to have something to look forward to the entire trip, otherwise it might have been a bit sad to return to the city after our days of adventures in the Andes and in the jungle.
When the van pulled up at Wasai Lodge, a hotel in Puerto Maldonado, we could see the elegant water features and beautiful shrubbery inside the lobby. Little did we know, this was all just a façade. I’m exaggerating a bit, of course, but the truth was we did have an awful experience here.
With so many adventures behind us, we started packing up our things to head out of the Rainforest. We had been here for almost 4 days, and it was just starting to feel a bit like home. We had made friends with the other guests and the staff, but we had to leave all that to move on with our journey.
We woke up to our earliest alarm yet. 4:30 seemed to come even sooner than we had thought, but we were excited to get started on our excursion. Today we would be heading to the swamp to look for macaws.