21 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: Pachijal Forest, Ecuador

By , May 20, 2020

My previous host, Tanya, told me about this riverside paradise in Quito, Ecuador, owned by her paren...

Letters From Latin America: COVID-19 Quarantine In A Colombi...

By , April 27, 2020

Even when COVID-19 started making headlines, I didn’t take it too seriously. Until it reached the ...

Letters From Latin America: Baños, Ecuador

By , March 9, 2020

I’m here in Baños, Ecuador and I’ve only heard rave reviews about it and its outdoorsy stuff. T...

Letters From Latin America: Montanita, Ecuador

By , February 27, 2020

I’ve been volunteering at the same place, Hostel Esperanto, for over a month. Purposely so because...

Letters From Latin America: Guayaquil, Ecuador

By , February 18, 2020

"There’s really not that much to do in Guayaquil. I probably would’ve been a bit bored being her...

Letters From Latin America: Cusco, Peru (Part 2)

By , January 30, 2020

Cusco has grown into familiar territory. I wander the streets without checking my maps for direction...

Letters From Latin America: Cusco, Peru

By , January 2, 2020

If you ever come to Cusco, Peru, don't make the same mistakes I made.

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, ...