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35 days ago

The ‘Shaman’: A Committed Solo Traveler Struggles to Reconcile Being Raped While Abroad

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Three years ago, I quit my job in New York to go backpacking in South America. It was a blessed time, full of postcard travel highs: swimming in mirror-glazed lakes dipped in sunset, burning coca leaves for mystic rituals, falling in love with a hippie as we hitchhiked beneath the stars.