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September Hiatus

I will take a hiatus from writing on Go Backpacking in September to focus on my next book, a travel guide to Lima.

I am co-writing it with Colin Post of Expat Chronicles.

By devoting more attention to this project in the coming month, we hope to publish the guide well before the end of the year.

I've already written and scheduled a few final Mexico posts for September, and Mark will continue to contribute weekly.

I'll still be active on Facebook, Twitter and sending out the weekly newsletter.

Larco Museum
The Larco Museum in Lima

Why Lima?

Between 2011-2012, I spent about seven months in Peru, and six of those months were spent living in Lima.

I feel like I got to know the city well. I can't imagine having spent any less time there and could easily have stayed longer.

Combined with Colin's knowledge from living in Peru for a much more extended period, I think we're both in a terrific position to publish a high-quality travel guide.

To refresh your memory, here are a few of my many highlights from Peru:

Northern and Central Peru

Cusco and Machu Picchu


The Amazon

In October, I'll pick up with my stories and photos from Bolivia, share more from my last European train adventure, plus let you in on how I spent two weeks in Panama. Stay tuned!

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Sunday 29th of December 2013

We really liked Lima during our recent exploration visit. It's maybe not worth flying all the way to South America but worth staying for a day or two. We compiled our options for a perfect day in Lima in our destination guide.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

Sunday 1st of September 2013

Good luck with your book, how exciting!


Sunday 1st of September 2013

Thanks Andi!


Saturday 31st of August 2013

I'm excited that you're tackling Lima for your next guide book. It's a city that we really liked, but it has a bad reputation amongst travelers for some reason. Looking forward to being able to refer people to your book when they ask me "why Lima?" Good luck and enjoy the hiatus!


Sunday 1st of September 2013

Thanks Audrey. There's a lot to do there, and I think most travelers only give it the cursory day or two of sightseeing on their way to/from Cusco.

One thing we're both excited about is putting a heavy emphasis on the gastronomy :)

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