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Many Adventures of a Nomadic Poet A young poet with Asperger's makes travel his passion, and away he goes...

Peru gets the "Titi"

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [1058]

There aren't many lakes in the world that have two foul words in their name. But the world's highest navigable lake does: Lake Titicaca. The border of Peru and Bolivia slices straight down the centre of the lake, therefore Peru gets the "Titi"... Read more >


Gallery: Lake Titicaca

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [592]

             Today was the most exciting day of my time in Peru. I visited Machu Picchu! I woke up at 4:00 AM, packed up, and went down to the restaurant for breakfast. I had pancakes, but there was no syrup. It reminds me of cereal with no milk ... Read more >

Tags: monuments


Gallery: Machu Picchu

PERU | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Inca Trail

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Footsteps of the Incas

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [512]

             I woke up not feeling well this morning on my 6 th day in Peru and the beginning of my big trek of the Inca Trail. I only slept two hours last night because of the ruckus next door. At 5:00, I ate breakfast but there was nothing really ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, ruins, trekking


Saqsaywaman

PERU | Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | Views [1489]

Last night I finally got a good amount of sleep! Well rested I wanted to visit some interesting sites today. Asking around, I found out about Saqsaywaman; it sounds like "sexy woman" to the untrained ear. When I set out I inquired about a ... Read more >


Gallery: Cuzco

PERU | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Valle de Ayacucho

PERU | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

The long 35-hour journey by bus from Huancayo to Cuzco, via Ayacucho, Adahuaylas, and Abancay. Valle de Ayacucho is home to the last remnants of Sedero Luminoso (Shining Path) and was part of Che Guevara's legendary motorcycle journey
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34 hours across the Andes

PERU | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Views [974]

Today was the beginning of an extraordinary bus journey from Huancayo to Cuzco: 34 hours in total with most of it along the sides of mountains! At 7:30, the bus ride was underway. With the exception of me, Andres, and the couple from France, it was ... Read more >


Photos: Huancayo

PERU | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Huancayo and the journey across the top of the Andes to Cuzco
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10,700 feet straight up

PERU | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [377]

Today was my first full day in the Land of the Incas, and I’d love to share it all with you. I woke up at like 2:00 and couldn’t fall back asleep. I tried to send my girlfriend Teressa (Teri) a love message, but my phone is all but useless ... Read more >


A night in Lima

PERU | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [443]

I can't believe I've been to four continents and I'm only 23. Three more to go! I've also now been to 10 countries! As I was flying into Lima earlier it looked like a dusty city filled with unfinished buildings, or a sort of "mausoleum of modernity"... Read more >

Tags: catacombs, cities


Photos: Lima

PERU | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Lima is Peru's capital and largest city. There is quite a bit to see and do and is quite good for a Latin American capital city
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Photos: Yosemite National Park

USA | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Glacial landscapes are what I love, and Yosemite has no shortage of glacial topography
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Heading home

COSTA RICA | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [974]

            Today was my final day in Costa Rica, and I woke up at 6:00 not wanting to leave. I washed up and said good morning to Megan and then got a cup of coffee and watched the hummingbirds outside. Also staying in my room were two pretty girls ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


Frogs, bugs, hot springs, and volcanoes!

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [1743]

            Today was my sixth and final full day in Central America. I woke up at 6:30 because I wanted make the most of it. I washed up and then went next door for breakfast. I had pancakes that were actually fried with pineapple and banana. They ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Photos: Volcán Arenal

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Back to see the Ticos

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [897]

            Today was the fifth day on my Central American journey. I woke up at 7:30 and washed up. I then ordered the pancakes with fruit breakfast again, and I checked email while I waited. I’m sure going to miss this beautiful and loving country! ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Cultural Granada

NICARAGUA | Friday, 24 Aug 2007 | Views [2606]

            Today was my 4 th day in Central America and second in Nicaragua. I woke up refreshed at 6:30 AM because I fell asleep early last night. I washed up and then got breakfast at the hostel kitchen. I ate pancakes, a banana, cantaloupe, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Crossing the Border

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Views [1018]

            Today was my 3 rd full day in the Land of the Ticos, which are what Costa Ricans are known as. I woke up at 3:30 AM after only sleeping about two hours last night. I ate my last banana for breakfast and packed up all my stuff. I went ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Granada

NICARAGUA | Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Zip-lining and the Cloud Forest

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Views [2569]

            Today was my second day in beautiful Costa Rica. I woke up bright and early at about 6:00 AM after having trouble falling asleep last night. I washed up and was listening to this guy outside chanting “Monteverde-something” in Spanish.... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline


Photos: Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

I walked on the clouds in a cloud forest, and saw frogs and many other cool creatures
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Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007 | Views [1733]

            Today was my first full day in Costa Rica, so I’d like to share it with you. I woke up at 9:30 because I was exhausted last night. I was scared shitless last night, but I feel better now. I got ready and put my bag in the storage closet.... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Scary night in San Jose

COSTA RICA | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [1419]

            I landed in Costa Rica tonight. I went through Customs (which took over an hour) and got another passport stamp. Right outside, I met a young man named Adrian, from France. He asked if I wanted to share a taxi, but I told him we should ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


An emotional goodbye

ICELAND | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [1698]

This was my final day in this absolutely great country. The runtur was quite awesome last night. I woke up in my tent at 5:30 after getting almost no sleep last night. So, I packed up my sleeping bag and bedroll and took down my tent. I then said good ... Read more >

Tags: airports


A beautiful day in Reykjavik

ICELAND | Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [2819]

Today was my 11th and final full day in the Land of Ice and Fire. So, I’ll tell you all about it. I woke up at 9:00 and washed up and just hung out for a bit. It was really beautiful today, without a cloud in the sky. I left my tent at the ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Photos: Blue Lagoon

ICELAND | Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

I'd go back to Iceland just to relax in the Blue Lagoon's hot mineral-rich waters. On the way back we drove through Krisuvik, one of Iceland's most geologically volatile areas
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Blue Lagoon

ICELAND | Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | Views [2989]

Today was my 10th full day in this beautiful land. I woke up in my tent at 8:30. It was my fifth straight night of camping. But, it’s the cheapest way to sleep. As I was washing up, I saw J.T. again. He’s the young man from South Korea ... Read more >

Tags: friends


Back in Reykjavik

ICELAND | Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | Views [1959]

            Today was my 9 th day in the Land of Ice & Fire. I woke up at 7:00 this morning in my tent. I packed up all my stuff and took my tent down. While I was doing that I met a young man from South Korea named J.T., and he was camping ... Read more >

Tags: food & eating


Adventures in Skaftafell

ICELAND | Wednesday, 20 Jun 2007 | Views [899]

I would like to tell you the highlights of my 8th day in this beautiful land of Iceland. I woke up at 8:30, which is a bit late for this trip. I’ve been able to sleep easier because I pull my wool hat over my eyes before I fall asleep. I got ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors


Jökulsárlón

ICELAND | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Views [1106]

I had another great day on my 7 th day here in Iceland. I woke up in my tent at 7:30, and I was still trying to decide whether to go on the glacier adventure or to Jökulsárlón. I washed up and went up to the information center, ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing


Gallery: Jökulsárlón

ICELAND | Tuesday, 19 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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My travels on Iceland's South Coast

ICELAND | Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | Views [1000] | Comments [1]

I had another adventurous day in Iceland on my 6th day. I woke up in my tent at 6:30 and I had to hurry. I packed up all my stuff and my camping gear. I can take down my tent fairly quickly now because I practiced at home before leaving. I started ... Read more >

Tags: on the road


Gallery: Skaftafell National Park

ICELAND | Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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National Day

ICELAND | Sunday, 17 Jun 2007 | Views [1020]

Happy National Day!! Today is Iceland’s independence day. This lovely country only became its own in 1944, which is pretty young for a country. I woke up at 7:00 this morning, and I regret paying 3,400 kronur at the Domus Guesthouse last night.... Read more >

Tags: party time


Golden Circle: Þingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss

ICELAND | Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Views [10791] | Comments [2]

            I had perhaps the most exciting day of my adventures in Iceland. I woke up early and took a shower and then fell back asleep. I got up at 7:45 and washed up and packed my stuff. I went downstairs and got breakfast; having the same stuff ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Golden Circle

ICELAND | Saturday, 16 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Þingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss
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Whale watching & dinner with my new friends

ICELAND | Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [1605]

            Today was my 3 rd day Lost In Iceland! I woke up at 7:00, and I at least got some sleep last night. I’m still not completely over the jet lag. I washed up and then went downstairs for breakfast. I had three bowls of cereal and toast ... Read more >

Tags: People


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