Recently, I’d been thinking about coming up with a portable solution where I could write anywhere so that I could jot down a few passages when I had idle time to kill. I had a few stipulations.
It had to be small. I already have a very small and powerful laptop in my Alienware M11X. . . . → Read More: A Portable Electronic Writing Solution for About $100.
Not knowing if I’d ever make it back to Peru, and realizing getting there is a big part of the expense, I opted for a three-day extension to Lake Titicaca. As most of the Inca Trail fellowship traveled home, our day hikers, Barry, Patti, and Carolyn, continued with Robin and me to Puno and . . . → Read More: Peru – Lake Titicaca
We were on our own for the start of the next day, several tickets dangerously in our own hands … bus tickets to/from Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu entrance tickets (Machu Picchu included), and train tickets from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo, where we would catch our van back to Cusco. We were free to . . . → Read More: Peru – Huayna Picchu and trip back to Cusco
I think everyone who hikes the Inca Trail has a nagging thought they need to arrive at the Sun Gate (Intipunku) before first light. I’m not quite picturing Indiana Jones standing in front of the stone pillars, holding the “Staff of Inti” (twin to the “Staff of Ra”), with a crystal at its center . . . → Read More: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu “You Have Reached Your Destination” – Day Four
The Chaquicocha campsite was protected by a half-bowl of worn down teeth, the other side spilling out into valley vistas with layered mountains stretching into the horizon. I had hoped to take some pictures by moonlight, but I was too “Newtonian” in my habits. Had the weather cooperated before I went to bed, I would . . . → Read More: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day Three