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Peregrinations Mexico and Central America on Motorcycle: Open road, open heart, open mind.

Trip: From Buenos Aires to Quito, and anywhere in between

There are [40] stories from my trip: From Buenos Aires to Quito, and anywhere in between

The adventure never ends

USA | Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | Views [707]

Location: The garage at my mom's house in Evergreen, Colorado. The aspen trees are blowing around outside the window, and I think it might storm soon. My dog is snoring at my feet. Most recent meal: Granola and real whole milk! Nothing better. ... Read more >

Firetrucks and chocolate in Cuenca, Ecuador

ECUADOR | Saturday, 7 Jun 2008 | Views [1077]

Location: Computer room at Hotel Plantas y Blanco, which I highly recommend, in Baños, Ecuador Most recent meal: Veggie sandwich and fresh blackberry juice Mood: Similar to that of a puddle of goo (see, I splurged today and bought myself an hour-... Read more >

The Cow That Loved Tomato Soup

PERU | Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | Views [2035] | Comments [3]

Location: An internet cafè in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Lots of big, green, lush trees and bushes outside the door. Most Recent Meal: A huge veggie sandwich and an Ecuadorian beer (great sandwich, not-so-great beer. Tastes like African beer). Mood:... Read more >

My "Cousin" Kyle

PERU | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Views [777] | Comments [6]

Well, everyone, the inevitable has happened: Kyle has left me to become a Panamaniac. It’s true. Your intrepid explorer now finds herself alone in the South American continent. It’s okay, trust me. I’m launching into this new challenge with a sense ... Read more >

A Recap of the Last Two Weeks as Seen in the Landscape

PERU | Thursday, 22 May 2008 | Views [734] | Comments [1]

Location: The computer room of Churup Hostel. No view from here, but the upstairs living room with the fireplace is very nice indeed! Most recent meal: Banana and cheese sandwich with guanabana yogurt Mood: Enlivened ... Read more >

Gallery: Huacachina and Lima

PERU | Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sandboarding and vultures
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Gallery: Cañon de Colca

PERU | Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Condors, Inca graves, and the canyon
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El Cruz del Condor

PERU | Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | Views [598]

If I could, Oh, how I would, Love to fly on the breeze. But if I could fly, Just how would I Choose my set of wings? The quick darting flight Of a swallow so bright It too hurried for my taste. Likewise the Kestrel, Or the high-diving Petrel, ... Read more >

What furry, four-legged pet is commonly eaten in Peru?

PERU | Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [904]

Guinea Pig! And it's delicious.

Gallery: Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Machu Picchu
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Three strikes, you're out!

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [716]

When we left Argentina, virtually the entire country was gridded with strikes. Roads were closed everywhere in protest to the President's new "wealth dispersal" policy. The piqueteros made it very difficult for Kyle and I to leave Cordoba, ... Read more >

Gallery: Ausangate Circuit

PERU | Friday, 2 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Ausangate Circuit
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Gallery: Sorata, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol

BOLIVIA | Friday, 2 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Sorata, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol
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Excerpt from my journal: 21st of April, Isla del Sol

BOLIVIA | Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | Views [664]

I am sitting in front of my tent on Isla del Sol, birthplace of Inka civilization. Somewhere on the northern tip of the island, Manco Kapac and his sister/wife were created from stone and sent off to populate the Andes. But I'll see all that tomorrow.... Read more >

Dedicated to Mother Earth -- what a beautiful place this world is!

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [1254] | Comments [6]

Location: La Paz, Bolivia, at a mere 11,942 feet Mood: Relaxed and still in disbelief Most recent meal: Pancakes! Hallelujah for pancakes! Well, folks, I have climbed the mountain. Just shy of 20,000 feet (6,088 m), Huayna Potosi is the most ... Read more >

Gallery: Huayna Potosi

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

My ascent of the 6,088 m mountain
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Gallery: Potosí, Sucre and La Paz

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Three Bolivian cities
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So, I'm on this great new diet...

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | Views [833] | Comments [2]

...it's called "Bolivia". It's fantastic, you should try it: the food here is pretty lean, and it's out of your body in under 6 hours! It's an easy way to lose those pesky five pounds I put on in Argentina. Kyle's on an even better diet, ... Read more >

Volcanoes, flamingoes and salt, oh my!

BOLIVIA | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Views [821]

Hey there, everyone. I just returned from a four-day three-night trip through southwestern Bolivia in a Jeep on rough backroads. It was incredible, and I can't even begin to describe it all here, so check out the pics in the new photo gallery. Essentially, ... Read more >

Gallery: Salar de Uyuni

BOLIVIA | Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

Southwestern Bolivia
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