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Dear Friends and Family,
Is this really a travelblog?
You have been invited to look over this life-blog of mine, to see where I have been in the last months.
We have been living/traveling through Cusco since November and will continue to do the same for another month until Guille and I move northbound...eventually returning to Portland.
Here and now, I am happy to share with you pictures of my faces in different places.
with much love,
February 1st 2011
We spend the last monght of January away from Cusco, sliding north and south on the Pacific coast. We had to take care of some buisiness up north in the tiny coastal city of Paita and then to vacation on the lovely white-sand shores of Mancora. As luck would have it, we lugged our camera to every site with caution, but without battery power. I admit, we are not eften preocupied with documenting our every move. However, I do have photos taken from one day in the last month. This is when we met the rest of the family in Lima, the gran capital of Peru. ... read more
January 27th 2011
Peruvians really know how to party. Mostly, they just like to party. Especially in Cusco; where every age is involved; on the streets, in a club, in your house, in one bottle or in many cups. The dancing and the toasts must never stop; not until the morning sun calls everyone back to their working reality. Even then, it is possible that the party may continue for another day. ... read more
December 28th 2010
QUSQU ) Cusco is a city of many things; as the Incan capital, it was known as the belly-button of the world (much like Rome). The Spanish referred to Cusco as the city of “Luz y Oro,” because the robbed the people and the land of its gold with the mission of “luz,” or a corrupted version of Christianity. Cusco it is also known as the “City of the Sun,” perhaps for the intense white light that the sun emits at such close proximity. Cusco is also the Cultural Capital of the Americas, the Archeological Capital of Americas and Historical Capital of Latin America. Cusco is filled with many riches, yet the most important thing here is the Cartagena Hermoza family. And we came here to see Guillermo's family and to enjoy our time living together, ... read more
December 11th 2010
Our adventure to Machu Picchu ! . By taxi packed with 8 bodies, a truck conducted by a priest who knows how to take every curve with grace, a pully train rattling down the jungle rails, a army jeep full of a Quechua speaking family of 10 stopping in the middle of their constant jokes to pick avocados in the road, and by our very own feet, we arrived in Machu Picchu in a record two days (when the trail typically takes 6 days). We were chased by bulls on a thin mountain trail, and never has my adrenaline been so effective as we scaled the steep wall with our heavy backpacks. We carried all of our gear straight up the mountain without the typical relief of mules, and never has my legs trembled with fatigue. ... read more
October 29th 2007
may and i are now amongst the olive, citrus and pomegranate orchards of south-west turkey, in a small village of about 200 people called ‘yakabah.’ today we hung out wıth the neighbors for a bountiful exchange of red peppers for our work. here is our day: monday, october 29th. ... read more
October 25th 2007
'' ıt ıs possıble to recognıze the prescence of god ın what we see, ıt would be temptıng to thınk that god lıved ın the natıon of the cappadocıans, rather than ın foreign places. . . . .how many sanctuarıes ın all the rest of the world? '' -gegory of nyssa ... read more
October 14th 2007
Starting in Zagreb, Croatia. tomorrow: crossing into Turkey. through many countries; ha-ha we laugh in spite of the Balkan's cold fall and the heated fig factory. here is only a bit of what we have seen.... read more
October 12th 2007
PRESTO ATENCIÓN A LO QUE AMO COMO SI EXISTIERA EL TIEMPO ME REAGALÓ EL PRESENTE. -juan chávez lópez i went to barcelona to say "ciao" to Ale before he went back home to Colombia, but instead went with him to Colombia for two weeks.... read more
August 29th 2007
from San Sebastain, Bilbao, to Madrid, back to Barcelona, to the Canary Islands (three of them) then to Malaga and Granada....la Marcha Sigue!! tonight i bus my way to Madrid to go to Croatia. well, well, well, i am well fed, well worked, well in the sun, well in the moonlight, well in the city, well with friends and well alone, i am very well.... read more
July 24th 2007
final ode to barcelona . . . Europe » Spain By BIG July 24th 2007 brittan inman goldmann so it has been beautiful and wonderful. estes ultimas dias en la barca i am in the airport writing this now. i fly to Sevilla for five beach days with Maria's family only to return again to my lovely Barca. Only yesterday we made a moving crew by bike and metro (with six paintings). I now only have bags!!! So i ask now: Barcelona why i am leaving you? you have only showed me inspiring friends, green parks, honest loves, raw energy and what i can only acknowledge now as "luck." What i made in Barcelona is incredibly beautiful and i wish that i could share it with you in these photos. ... read more