Slightly higher than Wayna Picchu but without the vertigo or additional ticket cost, Intipunku offers Inca Trail hikers their first look at Machu Picchu.
In the morning, the gals and I parted ways. Here are pics from my 4-hour bus tour through 4 districts of Lima (with particular focus on Plaza de Armas.)
Some fun with geography, brought to you by a pub quiz round and a faulty world globe.
One thing Peru’s got right: BBQ CHEESE. On thing it could improve: milk packaging.
Happy Easter! Give your egg-hunting legs a break and read everything I know about Lima/Peru so far.
The relationship between local Vietnamese here and Viet Kieu in the US is nuanced, complicated and something I’ll only vaguely know as an outsider. But I know enough to know that I maybe shouldn’t wear this shirt in the US.
Maybe I’m a magnet for people who think Hong Kong is part of Japan; I sure have run into enough of them. Here’s my own theory of the strange misconception.
After 2+ months of research, here are my 6 theories on why Vietnam visitors are so polarized.
When we Americans hear “Vietnam” we think “the War”. This does not happen the other way around.
My best attempt at a fair, comprehensive, informative response to the popular 2007 blog post “Reasons To Hate Vietnam.”
Before her internship ended here in HCMC, I got to interview my new Vietnamese-American friend staying in my building.
This may sound obvious, but the creepiest thing about the War Museum was the people in all the pictures looking just like people I see all day every day: serving me breakfast, riding around on motorbikes and at work.
The Củ Chi tunnels were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tét Offensive. Their creativity is apparent in this complex network and adaptations like the delay mine and the Ho Chi Minh Sandal.
It’s the size of New Mexico, but longer than California.
Vietnam’s the only country in S.E. Asia where I’ll need a visa and I’ve pretty much gotten that squared away.
It’s official! I’m going to Vietnam November 14th.
After almost 2 years here, Kerry shares her thoughts on Singapore.
It was actually Tina Fey (playing Palin) who said, “I can see Russia from my house!” What Palin said – “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska” – while insignificant, is at least accurate.
Today was the day! Jessica and I ventured out to Monkey Hill! All my video can be seen in under 5 minutes here. It was much like I’d imagined; there were monkeys on the loose everywhere. They were doing a lot more hanging out and less patting people down for food than I anticipated. Oddly, …
Here’s what I’m bringing Rob from Hong Kong. Two teeny candlestick holders (gumball-sized) and eight skinny, 8″ candlesticks. I tested one out and it burned all the way down without dripping. I like little gifts that don’t take up space and will get consumed. (In this case, by fire.) Total was $24HK (about $3 US.) …