Monthly Archives: August 2013

Intricate, Beautiful, and Censored

I hate censorship. I have since I first learned what it was. As a kid who loved to read, who read way above grade level, I hated it when people even tried to tell me that books were “too old” … Continue reading

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Favorite Summer Infusions

This summer has involved lots of sun, fun, and, of course, booze. It was also a summer of being virtually unemployed, which has lot of implications, sure, but most importantly it means I still can’t afford nice booze. And so … Continue reading

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Peru: Day 7 Machu Picchu

The morning began early in the predawn light as we followed the trickling flow of people down the steep streets of Aguas Callientes towards the river and the bus stop. Though the buses only began transporting people up the mountain … Continue reading

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Peru: Day 5 Inca Ruins

The Incas were freaking amazing. It needs to be said and repeated often. The Incas were freaking amazing. Five hundred years since they were overthrown and their buildings are still standing. We saw the first example of their handiwork barely … Continue reading

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Peru: Day 4 Train

Riding the train through Peru is an exercise in two worlds… I generally consider myself someone who knows a thing or two about trains. I take Amtrak at least twice a year (round trip) in the States, and I actually … Continue reading

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Chinese Food in Peru

Passing a Chinese restaurant near the Plaza de Armas in Puno, I was instantly reminded of the Chinese restaurant I went to in Jerusalem last year – the only Chinese restaurant in Jerusalem, I was told. It had menorahs as … Continue reading

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Peru: Day 3 Lake Titikaka and the Floating Islands

  Today after breakfast we headed straight to our tour of Lake Titikaka, which sits on the border of Peru and Bolivia and is at the highest elevation of any lake of its size, well over 12,000 feet above sea … Continue reading

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