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My name is Sam Viavant.  I’m an ex and hopefully future traveler.  In January 2017, I decided to go to the end of South America and start jogging North.  It didn’t end up completely as planned, but I’ve kept the blog to record my trip and muse about life.  If you’re new to the site and want to start reading at the beginning, here’s the first post in the series. 

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Recent Posts

Chile Gives Me Faith in Humanity

I’ve walked most the day.  The shelter that rescued me last night is over a marathon behind me.  It’s been a damp, humid marathon, always plowing into a stiff, stubborn wind.  Dense, sensual clouds have blocked the mountains from view, but I know they’re nearby.  I can feel them in the wind that never stops;…

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Kindness of Strangers

I’ve stayed in the hostel at Villa O Higgens for three days.  It’s a bittersweet feeling the fourth morning, tightening the straps of my backpack.  I’ve met some amazing people, and we’ve bonded closely in a short time.  Part of me doesn’t want to leave.  But part of me is excited to start.  I’m feeling…

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Careterra Austral

It’s been a couple of days since the rain, and it’s been three weeks since my shin flared up and forced me to stop walking North.  There’s no injury anymore, or none that I can feel.  And the rest of my body is strong too, refreshed by weeks of steak and wine and day-hikes without…

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