A (Mostly Pictorial) Walk in History

We leave New York via train and four hours later we’re in Boston. First stop is at Clover Restaurant since we are quite famished! I order a meatball sandwich and the server says something about infused something or other. A little light goes off in my head – “This is a vegetarian restaurant, isn’t it?”Continue reading “A (Mostly Pictorial) Walk in History”

“It’s the Buildings, St@$^d”**

(** Thanks to Bill Clinton) First of all, does anyone else out there get booked into rooms for the physically challenged as often as we do? No jacuzzi tub for weary walkers. And while we are on subject of washrooms, the Solomon D. Guggenheim Museum apparently doesn’t want you lingering in their’s. Anyway, on toContinue reading ““It’s the Buildings, St@$^d”**”

A Brief History of Time – Or Our Time in the Galapagos

This trip has had many incredible moments and experiences. The experiences of early morning wake up calls (I know, I have whined about them before, but it’s my blog) have not been among the incredible though. We anticipated our time on the ship assuming we would have some time to unwind and relax. Not soContinue reading “A Brief History of Time – Or Our Time in the Galapagos”

Off to Quito – The Middle of The World and The Galapagos Too!

After the wonders of Machu and Huayna Picchu it will be hard to have an equivalent awe inspiring experience, but we four intrepid travellers will give it our best shot. Starting with a 4:00am wake up call will make it that just much more difficult though. We fly from Cusco to Lima to Quito arrivingContinue reading “Off to Quito – The Middle of The World and The Galapagos Too!”

The Feat of the Climb of Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu means “Big Mountain” and nearby is Huayna Picchu or “Little Mountain”. There are only 400 people a day -200 at 8am and 200 at 10am, allowed to climb Huayna Picchu, as opposed to an unlimited amount who can presently access Machu Picchu. In the booking of the trip, our travel agent must haveContinue reading “The Feat of the Climb of Huayna Picchu”