Street Food of the World: Chocho

Food: Chocho Country: Peru Region: Huaraz Flavor: Savory Spice level: 4/10 Meet one of my favorite street foods in the entire world: the Peruvian super food secret - Chocho! What is Chocho? Chocho is probably the healthiest street food I've ever found. Basically, it is a salad made up mostly of the tarwi bean (we'll... Continue Reading →

Riding The Bus In Peru

I enter the terminal to the sound of men calling out the various destinations. “Cusco! Cusco! Chincero!” “Ollantaytambo!” Occasionally I am noticed and one calls out the name of some nearby tourist destination for the gringa. “Maras! Moray!” But today I am not traveling for pleasure. Today I am heading to a different place, on... Continue Reading →

Thin Is Not The Goal

I am sick to death of feeling fat. When I lived in Korea, I went on a diet and lost 30 pounds. Then I stopped dieting and lost more. I developed an eating disorder. Being thin became my whole life. It controlled my decisions. I would refuse to go out with friends on weeknights because... Continue Reading →

Lima: First Impressions

I'm doing it again. I've moved to a new continent and am attempting to adapt to life in a new culture. This time around I'm not even going to live in a big city, but a small village high in the Andes mountains. More on that later, as of this time of writing I haven't... Continue Reading →

Skiing in South Korea: High 1 Resort

  My first winter in Korea was my first winter in 5 years. The initial adjustment was difficult, dare I say bordering on traumatizing. But thankfully my 18 years in New England came through for me and I adjusted. Buying some thermal leggings and knock-off ugg boots helped as well. But god damn it was awful... Continue Reading →

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