14 Entries
Occasionally referred to as a hobo, Petrina happily sleeps on cardboard boxes at petrol stations, digs through bins for food, and can go without showering for days, when necessary. She has terrible sense of direction but believes that getting lost can be pretty fun too.

Letters From Latin America: Riberalta, Bolivia

By , November 26, 2019

The worst is always when I enter the cabin only to have my heart stop for a second because I see a t...

Letters From Latin America: La Paz, Bolivia

By , October 17, 2019

I think it’s official. I’m allergic to water. Me, who drinks water from the taps in India and do...

Letters From Latin America: Madidi National Park, Bolivia

By , October 2, 2019

Did you know that, instead of trains, the metro system in La Paz is cable cars? So cute. Naturally, ...

Letters From Latin America: Valparaíso, Chile

By , September 1, 2019

While we were still in Elqui Valley, unsure about what to do or where to go next, Rodrigo, mentioned...

Letters From Latin America: Elqui Valley, Chile

By , August 27, 2019

Judging by how my days in the Elqui Valley started, I would never have guessed it would be ending on...

Letters From Latin America: Puerto Octay, Chile

By , August 6, 2019

It appears that I feel none the wiser when faced with a precarious situation. I asked myself how I w...

Letters From Latin America: Confluencia, Argentina (Part 2)

By , July 16, 2019

The days pass really slowly. We wake up much later now and it’s much too cold to get any work done...

Letters From Latin America: Confluencia, Argentina (Part 1)

By , July 10, 2019

It’s only my fourth day on this middle of nowhere land with no electricity and no phone signal (no...

Letters From Latin America: San Martin, Argentina

By , June 14, 2019

After a 26-hour bus ride from Córdoba, I arrived at the tail end of the Easter holidays, to a fully...

Letters From Latin America: Cordoba, Argentina

By , May 23, 2019

It all started with my brilliant plan to come to Córdoba, Argentina. I got so pumped thinking about...