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  • Carnaval de San Martin Tilca

    Last weekend was the annual Carnaval de San Martin Tilcajete, one of the few indigenous traditions that remain in Oaxaca. While I had no previous knowledge of the carnaval, I was pleasantly surprised to be a part of it. After taking to my favorite research partner, Google, I was left with little information on the […]

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  • Backpacking thru Mexico City

    Like many of the world’s largest cities, Mexico City has a bad reputation among backpackers. Before visiting, know what you’re getting into before arriving. Mexico City is the 6th largest city in the world with a population of 22 million people. Over 600,000 U.S. Americans live here, it contains the largest population of Americans outside […]

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  • Redefining the Gap Year

    While backpacking through Asia, there was a noticeable lack of people from the United States traveling. Although it seemed unusual, it was not surprising as only 36 percent of Americans own a valid passport. This could be due to an assortment of reasons – a lack of vacation days, disposable income or motivation. We have […]