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Meeting Viking Princesses in the Peruvian Amazon

Meeting Viking Princesses in the Peruvian Amazon

January 20, 2011 6 Comments

Modern times had turned Viking princesses soft, but I didn’t know this as we approached them in the dim, cool light before dawn.

Training Bulls in Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Training Bulls in Cotopaxi, Ecuador

January 5, 2011 No Comments

Somehow I’d always thought of Ecuador as lying along the fat waistband of the earth, but hadn’t imagined that it would be so high in the sky.  Since we landed in Quito we’ve been at elevation and now, as we reach our destination at the base of Cotopaxi volcano, my lungs wince at 12,000 ft. ...

Seeking Refuge in the Tibetan Refugee Colony

Seeking Refuge in the Tibetan Refugee Colony

December 2, 2010 1 Comment

As our bus hits the edge of sprawling Delhi, the sun is setting and we’re homeless.  Spontaneously travelling around northern India, we’d assumed that in a city of 13 million or more, there’d be endless cheap accommodations.  There is one place left to call on our long list and it’s in an area called Manju ...

Pálinka, Paprika and a Pig in Bácsalmás, Hungary

The night before the pig's last day came cold and crisp. Gabi made sure to put extra wood...

Lake Nicaragua – History, Honeymoon and the Panama Canal

My fascination with the Panama Canal began sometime in 7th grade social studies with Mr. Farley.  Mr. Farley didn’t...

A Love Story for a Royal Princess in London

Grandma Josephine was a Morse code operator during World War II for the British Army. She worked tirelessly in a bunker...

To Eat or Not to Eat: Guinea Pigs in Peru

Every country has something that people will quiz you on in order to judge your experience as a tourist there.  Argentina:...