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Making a Trail

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Category Archives: Travlin’ fools

Despite Mike’s insistence that Iguazu falls resembled Jurassic Park, we didn’t see any dinosaurs. We did, however, see some pretty awesome wild animals just roaming around the park. We spotted these little rodents sneaking around. They are called “agouti” and they look like a cross between a rabbit and a squirrel. Supposedly, there are also […]

The internet isn’t the best at the Iguazu Sheraton, so I’m going to keep it short. We hiked around the lower and upper trails of the falls and got some great pictures yesterday. The falls are absolutely huge and the rumble of thousands of gallons of water is constant, we can hear it in bed […]

We’re here and safe. Looking forward to some serious steak eating and enjoying the city which is said to be the Paris of South America. They love fernet branca here, which is the unofficial drink of San Francisco. Strangely, it makes me feel at home. They drink it mixed with coca cola, which I’ll have […]

Becky finished her Machu Picchu posts, they can be found here: part 1 & part 2 We updated our list of top things from our trip on the navigation bar to the right, Machu Picchu has eclipsed pretty much everything else, and now sits at number one. We leave Peru tomorrow and head to Argentina. […]

So we went to Machu Picchu. It was probably the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. Becky is working on a few posts about it, so I’ll leave that to her. In between some long train rides, early mornings, and battling the altitude we’ve had a lot of fun. Becky speaks great Spanish and gets […]

Machu Picchu is part of a larger group of historic cultural sites called the sacred valley. This valley and it’s imposing mountains hold numerous ruins and artifacts of Incan and even pre-Incan origin. Indeed, some sites, such as Choquequirau, have only been rediscovered in the last decade. There is more information on those discoveries here. […]

We woke up bright and early on our second day in Aguas Calientes in order to beat the crowds and to be ready for our full day at Machu Picchu. When we arrived in the park, a lot of the Alpacas were still sleeping and we had to sneak by some of them to get […]

Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list since I learned about it in my high school Spanish class. It’s the main reason I dragged Mike to Peru in the first place. You can hike the Inca trail (4 day schlep) or get there by train, but either way they don’t call it a “pilgrimage” […]

13,000 miles later we’re here. Our original Bali to Hong Kong flight got canceled so we got rerouted through Taiwan. Luckily it all worked out and we made our flight to Lima. We’re a little tired especially because we tried to stay awake on our 12 hour trans pacific flight to get on Lima time. […]

Tomorrow is going to be intense. We fly from Bali to Lima, via Hong Kong and Los Angeles. What were we thinking? In those three flights we have roughly 27 hours of air time with only a handful of layover hours in between. Biggest thing will be making our connection in LAX… No whammies! Tylenol […]