10/01/09 We just finished lunch. 0ne little 1/2 tomato stuffed salad one bowl of soup with bread 2 pieces of fish (trout) veggies and a chunk of a fried potato. Two hours more to go until we get to camp for the night. Today was supposed to be the easiest day of the 4-day hike [...]
9/30/09 Last night I didn’t sleep very well. The first night of bad sleep since arriving. And I blame the rude, obnoxious, loud tourists staying in the hotel. Back at Jack’s Cafe where Compay Segundo was playing. I love starting my days here. However, my usual table by the window was occupied by an old, [...]
Back in the spring of 2009 I decided to take a solo trip to Peru and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was something that I had been wanting to do for years. I had always imagined myself standing over those infamous ruins with someone special by my side. But I had just gone [...]
There are three tenets of good customer service that every company should follow and they are – good communication, setting expectations and offering options. I rented a car from Hertz recently and was surprised at just how poor their customer service was. And it was only because they failed at communication, setting my expectations and offering me options. I [...]
Part 2 in a series of posts from the journal I kept while traveling in Peru in October 2009.
Part 1 in a series of posts from the journal I kept while traveling in Peru in October 2009. 9/25/09 I am on my way to Peru to learn about the Incas, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and hopefully refresh and recharge my soul. I’m making this journey alone and for myself. I have no idea what [...]
Back in October of 2009 I traveled solo to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But before the hike began, I enjoyed a few solitary days in Cusco. I plan to post several journal entries from that trip soon. But for now, here are some of my favorite photos of Cusco, Peru [...]
I have lived in New York City for almost ten years. But I feel as if I’ve lived here my entire life. I moved here in 2003 after living in Madrid for three years and New York City was the only place this side of the Atlantic that had the energy and the diversity that [...]