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Trip: South America travels

There are [66] stories from my trip: South America travels


North of the equator

USA | Tuesday, 6 Jun 2006 | Views [1456] | Comments [1]

I'm back. Still marvelling at the ease of conducting business in english, and sad by the already obvious decline in my spanish.... but so it goes. and sadly the last spanish I heard was the airplane captain onthe way to Miami fumbling through his normal ... Read more >

Tags: culture, culture shock, miami


Gallery: Salar de Uyuni/southern bolivia

BOLIVIA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

tour through everything and nothing
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scattered notes from Santiago.. and the coast

CHILE | Tuesday, 30 May 2006 | Views [1041] | Comments [1]

staying in the neighborhood of Bellavista, a nice old house, high celing hostal. Charlie, the resident all around worker goes out of his way to make you, well to make me feel welcome. Second night we drank wine and ate cazuela together, a typical chilean ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


chile, very different

CHILE | Thursday, 25 May 2006 | Views [938]

Well aside from the comfortable, well organized buses, there are many new things about chile that I am noticing... the bread is awesome and crusty. they serve real butter (not the maragarine that most people didnt´know wasnt butter in ecu, peru y bolivia), ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Arrival in Chile, san pedro de atacames

CHILE | Thursday, 25 May 2006 | Views [1087]

Arrive in San Pedro, not really having any  idea what to expect. It´s def not bolivia, or peru. but upon first encounter feels more like santa fe, 20 years ago, or tulluide co back in it´s early years ¨(i would guess). it´s dusty, mud brick walls, meager ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


so much, and so little in southern bolivia

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 25 May 2006 | Views [1601]

(pictures will tell all that I left out.. coming soon) I left la  paz, as planned to take a tour of the salt flats (largest in the world) in southern bolivia. I made my way on bus to Oruru, about 4 hours, then got on my business class train car (since ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


out of Cusco

PERU | Friday, 19 May 2006 | Views [561] | Comments [2]

Well, after some delay, I left Cusco feeling like I did all I could do with my work, but still very sad to leave behind some dear friends, and the nice life I had settled into. Exhausted and a bit sick from the chaos that was the last few days, I cried ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Machu Pichhu

PERU | Friday, 5 May 2006 | Views [2148] | Comments [3]

<p>Well, 2 months into my stay here in Cusco, I made it to Machu Pichhu. After much negotiation and delay, I arranged to go with a friend- guide (who I quickly learned is a much better friend than guide), and another girl, Chetana,  from the states.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: Machu Pichhu

PERU | Friday, 5 May 2006 | Photo Gallery

adventure, fatigue, chaos
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so hungry I could eat a guinea pig?

PERU | Monday, 24 Apr 2006 | Views [2074]

Well I did it. Today, after much hesitation, and explanation that in fact, I have been reluctant to try cuy, the local specialty, which is guniea pig, because, it was my one and only childhood pet (rusty).  After deciding to go to Tipon, a nearby ruins ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Gallery: Tipon

PERU | Monday, 24 Apr 2006 | Photo Gallery

so hungry I could eat a guniea pig
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biking to Moray

PERU | Monday, 17 Apr 2006 | Views [883] | Comments [1]

well the day after, and I ache like hell, everywhere... but it was worth every groan. After reading much about this unique site, I was determined to visit. After not being able to drag any of my lazy friends out for the 8km walk, I decided to go with ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Biking to Moray

PERU | Monday, 17 Apr 2006 | Photo Gallery

hitting the dirt
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Gallery: to lima, round 2

PERU | Friday, 14 Apr 2006 | Photo Gallery

brief respite to the coast...
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journey to lima, part 2

PERU | Tuesday, 11 Apr 2006 | Views [1369]

After a one day delay due to the ever present bus strikes, I head out of Cusco with my friend Joey (whose real name is jose anthony trujillo poma quispe--joey is the hendrix sobre nombre)... on our way to lima. We decide to take the economical scenic ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


life in cusco

PERU | Tuesday, 4 Apr 2006 | Views [840]

Well let´s start by announcing the unsurprising.. I had plans to leave for Lima tomorrow, via bus, passing through Nasca, the desert oasis of Huacachina, drinking Pisco in Pisco, and ending up in the big city by the weekend... all of which will still ... Read more >

Tags: People


weekend in the sacred valley

PERU | Monday, 20 Mar 2006 | Views [1110] | Comments [1]

I left work early Friday afternoon to start me weekend in the Sacred Valley. The valley, as it is known includes the region to the north west of Cusco, starting at Pisac and ending at Machu Picchu (which I will do next weekend). It´s an area with a slightly ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Gallery: el valle sagrado

PERU | Monday, 20 Mar 2006 | Photo Gallery

sacred valley, outside of cusco
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trip to k´arwi

PERU | Friday, 17 Mar 2006 | Views [953]

Second trip out to meet with a community, and coordiante-introduce our project. This time with Laura and Lourdes because the guys had to meet with another community. We took the rover, as laura said, mas duro para manejar, pero tambien mas duro para ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


trip to Chillihua (outside of cusco, on the border of Puno)

PERU | Monday, 13 Mar 2006 | Views [2050]

So this entry is preceding the one I started but didn´t make ¨live¨ which talks more about what exactly I´m doing in Cusco, and who is this group called Ayllu Yupaychay (wisdom of the young in quechua) that I am working with (and subsequently living ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


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