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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

Reaching My Limits

It’s been over a week since the ferry, when the kind stranger fed me until I almost burst from smiling.  Since then I’ve been up and down.  I’ve pranced in the sun, and I’ve staggered into walls of rain.  I’ve eaten good food, and I’ve crammed rations into my throat.  I’ve woken near beautiful rivers,…

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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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