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Travel Porn is a feature in which I review books from my beloved travel literature genre. So far I’ve reviewed Bangkok Noir, a short story collection that brings the noir genre to the steamy streets of Thailand, Hotel Honolulu, a fictional account of a Waikiki hotel manager’s quirky life in a paradise lost, and Tiger Balm…

Less than twenty-four hours after arriving in Peru, I was being whisked fifty miles down the mighty Rio Amazonas by speedboat. My mission? To survive a Three Day Amazon Adventure at Heliconia Lodge, courtesy of Viator. Despite the tarantula holding, piranha fishing, and caiman spotting that was on the itinerary, I had a feeling that somehow…

Reporting live from Peru! Well, just barely thanks to the expletive-inducingly slow internet connections in Iquitos. I arrived in the city after a cash-saving thirty-one hour, four flight journey, and then turned around and set off the next morning for the jungle. And deep in the Amazon, I found the perfect place to refresh and shake…

I don’t usually set off for a country with a developed itinerary. Sometimes, things are scheduled more or less to the minute, like my eight days in Iceland. Sometime, my plans for five months in Southeast Asia can be summarized as — and I don’t want to overwhelm you here with how detailed this is —…

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