Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

Amazon beaming

I don't care I am wearing the ugliest men's work shirt, i love this photo more every time I see it. Mirko (back), Tessa and Dominic (thumbs up!) were great Amazon-mates, excited about everything and willing to do anything even when that meant gett…

What is THAT?!

What IS THAT?! Moses and Alulu have been scoping out my iPod tune selections and we’ve been sharing music. I explained industrial and punk then introduced them to Ministry and the Sex Pistols. Alulu not so much, but I found Moses playing all the…

Through rain and snow ... oh, whatever.

I'm dropping off some postcards for Martin, a German guy here at the hostel, who is leaving for Paraguay early in the morning. I promised him I will get them there, I cannot promise they make it to their destinations. Once, I wrote postcards for…

Shopping in Lima

Pedestrian shopping areas in Lima are really mysterious. In just ten blocks we saw at least 8 Pasarella stores, but none had Yaci's boots in size 39. All were next to Top Model, a store full of accessories. It is like Starbucks… every corner is th…

Exploring With Friends

Walking around Lima... I actually recognized Kennedy Park, which is so much nicer now. And then we met Bianca and Pedro, who were feeding all the cats (yay!). Lots of paragliders flying so close to the cliffs. People dancing. Who knows what we'll…