Memories of a Carnivore: A Vegetarian in Korea

Memories of a Carnivore: Adventures in Eating Ethically, by Julie Dupuis.

While I was in Korea, I wrote most of a book. I had to sit on it, go back to it, let it go through its process (which took a lot longer than most of the writing did). At the time, I didn’t know it was a book. I suspected it might be, but I never dreamed that […]

Hiatus on Titicaca: Rowing Across

Magnificent lake scenery during a hiatus on Titicaca.

Get back to Cuzco late on a Sunday night after hiking el Camino Inca to Machu Picchu. Find out Monday that I have nearly a week to kill before my eighteen-hour bus ride into the jungle. Up at 4:00 on Tuesday morning to catch a beaten-up old bus to Puno at 5:30. Sleep most of the way. My […]

Hiking on Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Spectacular views while hiking on Isla del Sol in Bolivia.

After breakfast on Saturday, I headed uphill from Yumani, hoping to find some of the well-marked trails I’d heard of to go hiking on Isla del Sol. Thinking I’d found one, I followed a clear path. Isla del Sol itself seems kind of dry and brown. Can it be the time of year? It needs more verdure! But […]

Lake Titicaca: Getting to Isla del Sol

Fishing nets on Lake Titicaca, close by a lakeside roadway.

Being a bit on the adventurous side (heh heh heh), relaxing in Copacabana may have been my priority at first, but it certainly wasn’t on my agenda yesterday. After hitting the market for lunch and snacks, I set off down the road to Yampupata, from where getting to Isla del Sol by hired boat should be easy to […]

Titicaca: Relaxing and Hiking in Copacabana

Cerro Calvario from Kusijata (the hiking part of relaxing and hiking in Copacabana).

The afternoon of the day after our return to Cusco, I met up with Brunold, Frank, and Anne, my Inca Trail to Machu Picchu hiking partners, for farewell drinks, then I was off to bed by 9:30nine-thirty because my bus from Cusco to Puno was at 5:30five-thirty the next morning. It was my intention to do some relaxing […]