World Traveler Finds His Way Home

Waira Clemente Melendez en route to Peru.
Waira Clemente Melendez en route to Peru.

“Playing music is good. It relaxes, it relaxes.”

Waira Clemente Melendez, 24, is on the last leg of his six-year, around-the-world journey. He has 20 more hours ahead of him, by bus, before he finally makes it home to Peru.

At least he’ll have his ngoni—a West African instrument gifted to him by his Argentinian friend in Colombia—by his side.

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