South America 2009

Tha Parable of Colca Canyon

Before I begin the morality lesson that gives the title to this particular installment, let me rush you through the whirlwind two days that brought us to Arequipa. We left Lima on a Saturday afternoon, and arrived in Paracas, on the south coast of Peru, about four hours away.Paracas is the jumping off point for… Continue reading Tha Parable of Colca Canyon

South America 2009

Beginning in Bogota

August 5, 2009 So, I am writing on my friend’s french keyboard which means everything has to be typed slowly… I spent a sentimental last night in my apartment and wished I had installed those curtains on my closet earlier because they look so damn good. After a good night’s sleep and some morning rushing… Continue reading Beginning in Bogota

South America 2009

Almost Gone

(Puerto Morelos, Yucatan, Mexico, 2004) On Tuesday, I leave for South America. I find it strange the way that rolls off my tongue — encompassing a massive continent in two words, and knowing that even a lifetime spent there will not help me see or understand it all. I should say, more specifically, I will… Continue reading Almost Gone