More pictures I thought about reporting on my Annapurna Circuit in a systematic, data rich, day by day manner, but decided I’d rather convey the anecdotes and experiences that stand out in my memory (these fall into 3 categories: The Approach, The Ascent, and The Exit). However, I do have notes on the day-to-day information… Read More


Note: due to ridiculously slow internet in Kathmandu, I will be posting full albums at a later date. Thailand in May… is hot. So hot. And humid. 25C became a mercifully cool (albeit infrequent) temperature. I understand why right now is not high season in Thailand and why one might tend toward beach destinations, where… Read More


After settling logistical things in Buenos Aires, I hopped on yet another overnight bus. This time, my destination was Mendoza, the famous wine country of Argentina. More pictures The first couple days I enjoyed things like reading in the park, calisthenics workout in the park, and taking a snooze in the park. I have a… Read More


More pictures The bus to Ushuaia from Puerto Natales is not the most pleasant of journeys. It takes you through beautifully rugged landscapes, but it takes 15 hours and requires unloading/loading for a ferry and boarder crossing. 15 hour bus rides can be okay, but only when you expect it. We were under the impression… Read More


More pictures Keywords: Patagonia, weather, hiking (shocking, right?), new friends As the sun rose on the morning of my departure from El Chalten, I was loathe to turn my back on another beautiful day in those mountains. However, I had a timeframe to keep – meeting my friend Sullivan in Ushuaia on March 15 meant… Read More


More Pictures Key words: friends, food, stupidly good weather, hiking, mountains My Patagonia experience started in Argentina, in the city of El Calafate. The city itself was not much to write home about, but being there was fantastic nonetheless, largely because I met my Seattle friends Jim and Melissa there to start a week of… Read More


It seems strange to say that I haven’t had time for blogging while traveling, but by golly it feels true. And I’ve met other travelers who would agree with me… solidarity, yea! I guess in some ways my lack of time is a measure of how much more fun I’ve been having – I’m definitely… Read More


  Keywords: Cusco – my favorite Peruvian city, Spanish school, turning points, cute mammals, Machu Picchu More Pictures I really didn’t want to leave Cusco. But I’m supposed to be in Chile around the second week in February, and I still wanted to visit Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon. Here’s to another exercise in letting go. I… Read More