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My favorite picture!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

I realized long time ago I suck at keeping up with a diary or blog. Oh well. Why dwell? One thing I find funny about traveling for so long is that one looses contact with almost everyone. I check my email and I have none except from my mother. You would think I would have from my girlfriend, but she’s traveling with me. I expect one from friends and all, but I guess it’s a two way process. Although I’ve taken initiative sometimes, but never get a response. ­čÖü
Oh well. I am also lazy in writting emails. I’ll try more….

Changing the subject, check this out…

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The picture that you see above was taken in Salvador, Brasil. I was hanging out with Sara and our new bahiano friend Jose. I took this picture when we were at Jose’s favorite spot in Salvador (I forgot the name!!!). This is the best picture I’ve taken so far (for my taste). There is a lot more (Machu Picchu, Foz de Iguacu, Lago Titicaca, Uros, Condor flights, beaches in the NE of Brasil, Colombian Jungle, tigre in Buenos Aires, etc, etc, etc) but this picture I love for some weird reason. I feel it is me in that fishing boat.
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trying to keep up

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

i’ll try to keep up with my journals….
Bueno, I suck at keeping journals. I am currently in Buenos Aires and I have to say I like this place. There is a culture of a lot of cafe, chilling, drinking tea, etc. there is a lot of meat, left and right. i love meat, i am a full carnivour. (spelling?) It waas veery interesting coming from Peru to Argentina. you notice the difference in race and social class. apperently here in argentina people have too much pride so they don’t show that they don’t have money. they try to dress in style even with the little money they have. we had dinner with a porte´┐Ża by birth, and she explained that the change of economy of argentina has affected the culture a little, but that porte´┐Żos don’t want to believe what has happened.
speaking of dinner, we ate vacio and un tiro de asada. we drank vino de casa, pan y eggplant, y empanadas, todo por 10 $USD!!! para 3 personas! increible!

i dont know what my last entry was but we’ve done a lot in the past month. before BA , we were in puno, a city near lago titicaca (puma gris en quechua). the lake was amazinly clean! i’ll have pictures after my trip, its annoying uploaading pics. speaking of which. my camara has a staiin on the lens…i took it to a service place for sony here in BA. i hope they can fix it! 50 dollars! i’m going to complain to sony once i get back to the states.

machu picchu has left a mark on us. we both have knee pains! after 46 km in four days with a lot of altitute and a lot of going up and down … our knees didn’t like it.

i finally got sick … meaning i got that dreaded travelers diarreha. it wasn’t too bad, 8 times in 24 hours.

alright, i’m tired. we got tix to go to the boca juniors game this wednesday fpr copa libertadores! i’m pretty excited!

Humedad

Thursday, April 14th, 2005
Well, what can I say ... as expected I suck at keeping a journal. I didn't write anything while I was in Bogota nor Miami ... I'm going to forget everything I've done..... ok, I won't do it now, but ... [Continue reading this entry]

“Ya man”

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
Picture 005.jpg So I haven't written much lately ... I'm really bad at keeping a blog! I prefer traveling than spending an hour keeping up a blog ... specially when I have to pay ... [Continue reading this entry]

More on the personal note …

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005
Al fin! Another chapter in my life has been written ... Berkeley no more...at least not for a while. So I finally turned in my report and presented my MS project this past Monday. It wasn't bad at all, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Almost there….

Saturday, March 19th, 2005
random_sell 023.jpg A VIEW OVERLOOKING SF So right now is 1:03 am on Saturday March 19th, 2005. I have my Masters project presentation schedule for Monday 21st at 10 am. I am about to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Reunion???

Sunday, February 27th, 2005
So I found out that at least 20 of my friends from I House 2003-2005 will be in Europe this summer. I spoke with three of them today about meeting up with them somewhere in Europe. I think that would ... [Continue reading this entry]

Change in plans…

Thursday, February 24th, 2005
Ok, so we were supposed to buy our RTW ticket this week but it didn't happen. What has happened is that some plans have been changed and the RTW trip will have to wait to some other year. :( ... [Continue reading this entry]

LAN who?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
So I was browsing today the various options of flights that exists. It all started with the idea of going to Miami for a couple of days before we start our trip. We both have a free rountrip ticket using ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Reasons for the blog and more…

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005
So I started this blog for three reasons: 1. To keep a journal of my trip so later in life I can look back at this wonderful experience. I hope there is an easy way to download one's entries onto ... [Continue reading this entry]