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Three Days of the Condor

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

I did not eat condor for three days.  But I did visit their soaring grounds:  Cañon del Colca.  [read on]


Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Guinea-pig.jpg        I´ve never been much of a “science person,” preferring instead the worlds of social studies and liberal arts. But I do know some things scientific.  I know that matter comes in three forms:  solids, liquids and gases.  In the last couple days, however, these vital distinctions have been lost on my stomach.  Travelers in Mexico call this phenomenon Montezuma´s Revenge.  I don´t know who or what is exacting revenge on me here in Peru, but it has been sapping me–well, “draining” would be more accurate–it has been draining me of my energy.  [read on]

In and Around the Lake

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008
Yes, ´round about 4:00 in the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29, I arrived by bus in Puno from Cuzco, Peru.  Daniel and Perry had left on Sunday and I spent two extra nights in Cuzco alone.  ... [Continue reading this entry]

Machu Machu Men

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
SSCN5939.JPG  ¿Quien es mas macho?  (WARNING:  This entry is insanely long.  Not for the faint of heart.) I awoke this morning to the earplug-muffled sounds of honking horns and yelling voices and car alarms emanating from the narrow ... [Continue reading this entry]

Fiji Time

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
Hi, everybody.  Remember me?  That guy who had at one time been maintaining a travel blog about his experiences in faraway places?  Well, I know it´s been a while, but, at long last, here´s an update.  As you read, I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bye-Bye Byron

Monday, January 14th, 2008
I've been living large with Kerry and Phil, splurging left and right.  They're gone now, so I'm back to my solo existence.  But for those of you who appreciate fine dining, you'll find some handy references below. We completed our two-day drive northward ... [Continue reading this entry]

Old Friends, New South Wales

Thursday, January 10th, 2008
There's a scene in the movie "Swingers" in which a group of Los Angelenos who had decided to go to a night spot proceeded to travel the very short distance by car, each one driving separately.  Somewhat comparably, in Sydney, my ... [Continue reading this entry]


Saturday, January 5th, 2008
My travels along the so-called Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the so-called Sunshine State, continue.  It was raining when I left Rainbow Beach on the morning of January 2.  It was raining when I arrived in Maroochydore ("place of the black swans" in the original ... [Continue reading this entry]

Swagman in Red

Saturday, January 5th, 2008
Last time I wrote about being blue.  This entry will be about a different color:  red.  There's been a lot of talk about red and blue in the news lately, as it pertains to states and American politics.  I'll be writing about ... [Continue reading this entry]

Blue on New Year’s Eve

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
"Nice weather.  If you're a duck."  He said this loudly so his voice would carry over the fierce patter of the rain.  The Queensland license plates on the cars parked behind him fibbed, "The Sunshine State." I sat outside under a ... [Continue reading this entry]