blogging from machu picchu, the lost city of the incas

What a way to spend Thanksgiving - at Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, thousands of meters above sea level among the...

on the way back from peru, more important tips for air travelers

As a bookend to my blog post "On The Way To Peru, Some Tips For Air Travelers" I have decided to write another, as...

ushuaia: the end of the world

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - a beautiful mountain-framed city that is the gateway to Antarctic expeditions. It is located...

a brave new world in cusco, peru: high-tech local handicrafts and the ghost of...

After the spectacular day I had in Machu Picchu and a night of guinea pig tasting, the next day was a free day in Cusco....

the barrio of palermo viejo in buenos aires, argentina

Palermo is a neighborhood, or barrio, in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It is located in the northeast of the city, bordering the barrios...

a visit to lake titicaca – do not steal, do not lie, do not...

Lake Titicaca, a name that made all of us giggle as children, is located in South America in between Peru and Bolivia. It is...

in arequipa, peru: juanita, ice maiden of the incas

The southern Peruvian city of Arequipa boasts many wonders: more taxis than humans, several volcanos staring angrily at you when the clouds part, fried...

again i faced the wrath of the airport travel gods, and again i emerged...

Eight months ago, I wrote about my first encounter with the vengeful airport travel gods in “A Mere Mortal vs. the Airport Travel Gods.”...

the time I was molested by the government of ecuador

I really had no preconceived notions about Ecuador. The only things I really knew about the country were that it was among the poorest...

290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

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