Tag Archives: travel

Frustration and hope

frustrazione, n.f. Frustration, defeat. My eyes fell on this entry, just above the line of gun fire dividing the Italian-English dictionary in half. It was on display at the Museum of the Martyrs at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, one of the books … Continue reading

Posted in Mission, Prayer | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Just 4 weeks away!

It’s hard to believe, but one month from today I’ll be traveling to the U.S. for interpretation assignment! I’ve got lots of great visits and events planned, and the schedule that seemed impossible to fill has been fleshing out quite … Continue reading

Posted in Mission, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bustling Bogotá

Nestled in a high Andean valley in the center of Colombia, Bogotá is a vibrant metropolis. Home to over 8 million people, it is the fourth-largest city in South America. I was blessed to visit several times in 2011 and … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Beautiful Bolivia

As I prepare to bid Bolivia farewell for a time, I find myself ever more appreciative of the remarkable beauty of the land itself, as well as the people. I’ve written before about the winter solstice celebrations, meeting child miners … Continue reading

Posted in Bolivia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Machu Picchu

On the final morning of the trip we were up at 3:30, and at 4:30 were breakfasted and bidding a final farewell to the porters (who had camp almost fully broken down). Then, we were off… to wait in line in … Continue reading

Posted in Peru | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Camino Inka, Day 3

Determined not to feel like a slow-poke all day, I got up extra early, gobbled up some breakfast, and was on the trail before the others had sat down to eat. A short ways up the trail I turned to … Continue reading

Posted in Peru | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Camino Inka (Days 1 and 2)

Day 1 Day 1 began early Monday morning, November 26, as we set out by bus for the Inca trail. There were sixteen paying “passengers” in our group (we were one of maybe ten groups to start that day, with … Continue reading

Posted in Peru | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment